Proximity is a big deal when it comes to reliable supply chains. Geopolitical tensions, lockdowns, congestion, and shortages of goods or transportation are all very frequent disruptive events, which lead to unreliable deliveries and delays.
At IFB REFRACTORIES, we have a long tradition of working with local suppliers to ensure short and effective supply chains.
More than 50% of our raw materials are sourced locally and 95% of them travel less than 500km.
This is part of our Living Heritage and explains why we are located in the middle of France since 1919.
Over time, this local sourcing strategy has been further strengthened with selected and long term suppliers.
Today it results in :
– Less carbon footprint
– Stabler quality
– And reliable supply