Respect for the environment is our core value.


Headquartered in Divača/Slovenia, Seven Refractories offers an extensive portfolio of advanced monolithic refractory materials world-wide, complemented by the project management skills of dedicated technical personnel and ISO 9001 as well as ISO 14001 certifications.

Our monolithics provide the first response to the most typical customer applications for a wide range of industries: we serve the iron and steel industry with products for blast and reheating furnaces, ladles, tundish and a range of environmentally friendly taphole clays. For the cement industry, we supply a full assortment of products for burner lances, preheaters, calciners, riser ducts, smoke chambers, and kilns. In addition, our products and customer-specific solutions are utilized in aluminium plants, power generators, and reheat furnaces.

Our specialization in refractories is based on a solid foundation of an international management team with decades of experience in the industry. Two modern plants – one in Asia, one in Europe – follow highest production standards while ensure the flexibility to meet customer demands.

Our product range is under
constant evolution.
Board President & Managing Director Slovenia
We have to stay on the cutting
edge of technology.
Vladimir Bedov
Board VP & Managing Director Austria
New and better products with
improved customer service.
Roman Cheglov
Managing Director Russia


  • Erik Zobec – CEO
    Aside from two decades of international experience in refractories, Erik is fluent in 5 languages.
    He is also one of the major shareholders of Seven Refractories.
  • Vladimir Bedov – Board VP/ Managing Director Austria
    Vladimir unites a background in the steel industry with specific refractory knowledge.
    He speaks three languages fluently and is also one of the major shareholders of Seven Refractories.
  • Roman Cheglov – Managing Director Russia
    Roman’s track record in the most advanced Russian steel plants makes him a preferred partner for the industry. Also Roman is a shareholder of Seven Refractories.
  • Renzo Iuretigh – COO
    Renzo has led refractory production in countries as diverse as Germany, China, and of course Slovenia. He is also shareholder of Seven Refractories.


  • More than 600 new products developed
  • 200 m2 in-house laboratory
  • Customers in more than 40 countries
  • 100.000 metric tons yearly capacity in our innovative plants
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified
  • 20 nationalities within the employees
  • 50 mio. EUR annual turnover
Plant in Divača/Slovenia - Headquarters
Seven Kasachstan Plant
Seven Plant in Kazachstan

While being only a few years old, the main plant in Divača/Slovenia has already undergone substantial enlargement and upgrading. The newly opened plant in Karaganda/Kazakhstan is our answer to growing demand in the larger Central Asian region.

We are especially proud of our environmentally friendly manufacturing approach, where solar roof panels provide production with green energy. With our international subsidiaries and agencies, we serve top customers in more than 40 countries, among them NLMK, Voest Alpine, Isdemir, ArcelorMittal, Severstal, Breitenfeld AG, and Heidelberg Cement.


One common goal for our Customers:

No matter where you are, we would like to deeply understand your process and your wishes and offer you the best suitable monolithic refractory solution.


Seven Refractories is proud to be a partner of renowned industry institutions, laboratories, research institutes, and academic institutions. We appreciate the support and expertise of our professional network. Our national and international connections enable us to constantly become better in our research, production, and daily work.