Our history

The first manufacturing plant is set up at the Buzançais site. It will later be called “siliceous products”.

Entre 1991 et 2003
The company is part of the Hepworth, Alpine, Premier Refractories and Vesuvius groups.

The company regained its independence under the chairmanship of Didier Pessiot, who developed it internationally.

Jean-Luc Lesage, an experienced engineer (former senior executive of the Saint-Gobain Group) takes over IFB group to ensure its continued development.

IFB Refractories, awarded the EPV (Living Heritage Company) label in 2018, is proud of its long experience and will continue to put its excellence in the field of insulating refractories at the service of its customers.

IFB is the acronym for Insulating Fire Brick, which is the generic name used throughout the industrial world for Insulating Refractory Bricks.