History / Presentation of the company

The company was founded by Mr. Karl Helm in 1979 as a sole proprietorship at Reininghausstraße 49 in Graz. At that time, the attention of the entire national and international economy, strongly influenced by the oil shock, was directed on energy-saving process concepts.

All areas of heavy industry, as far as it was possible by the technological conditions, were converted to refractory lightweight construction. The young company was from the first hour of his market entry concerned with the refractory lining of industrial furnaces based on lightweight materials and there mainly in products made of ceramic fiber products. Through the tireless innovative drive by Mr. Helm Karl a huge application and process engineering knowledge and experience has been built up, which is fully available today.

In July 1998 the company was taken over with all employees and in direct legal succession by Mr. Erich Goriup. He renamed the fomer company to Goriup Feuerfest Graz GmbH. The company immediately changed its business policy, with the focus to applications for the production of refractory components and high temperature insulation components. Subsequently, the areas of engineering and research and development have been expanded.

In the winter of 2001, the company moved from Graz to Trofaiach, because new space was needed as a result of the expansion and to demonstrate customer proximity to the steel mills. The company was renamed into Goriup Feuerfest GmbH then.

Early 2012, production has been expanded by buying a mortar mixing plant.

The company is currently active at four locations and is already in the second generation of family ownership – the locations are in the green heart of Austria, close to the old Styrian mining and university city of Leoben, in Trofaiach and Gimplach, in the equally traditional wine - and university city of Krems an der Donau and in the old steel town Kapfenberg. Due to its experience, GFG nowadays is in a position today to execute complete projects either the total refractory area and also plant engineering for industry. GFG currently employs 22 employees.

Goriup Feuerfest GmbH