Rath is a specialist in refractory technologies with an extensive product range of refractory materials for application temperatures of up to 1800°C, supported by a comprehensive range of services. Rath has developed into a world-renowned supplier of leading-edge technologies for tailor-made refractory solutions. At its own plants in Austria, Germany, Hungary and the USA, the Rath Group manufactures a wide spectrum of innovative refractory products. The Rath Group produces dense bricks, castables and high temperature insulating wool. Rath supports its customers not only with assistance at the moment it is required but also complete solutions for all their refractory issues. In the 1970’S the emphasis was placed more and more on the production of industrial products and with the increasing internationalization of the company a group developed with 7 production sites and approx. 600 employees in Europe and the USA as well as sales representatives in another 30 countries worldwide

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Walfischgasse 14 , Vienna , A-1015 Austria

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We have accomplished a lot

Rath is an Austrian Company with a long tradition. Founded by August Rath Jr. in 1891an international company evolved from a family business.

Strategically we are clearly organized

Rath is positioned in the market as a specialist for refractory technology. Not mass production, but rather high quality products for special applications that we manufacture in our own plants. The Rath group is strategically aligned for this market, and we see solid growth opportunities as confirmed by our customers worldwide.

Talk to us, we are here

The international Rath sales teams are industry oriented and know your specific requirements.

The maintain contact with our customers as directly as possible; from wherever you contact us and may need our support.

Our technical offices have the necessary know-how in engineering, assembly and operating efficiency. As a result, we can offer our customers individual refractory solutions in one package, with an optimum cost-benefit ratio.

With our employees we are a large team

We appreciate our employees and in a special way feel obligated to them. We expect the same from you. Overall this is a fair balance between interests. This is the basis for a company with a great future.
This includes values such as responsibility, reliability, flexibility and being open to new ideas. Everyone at the company equally accepts and implements these values.

The Rath Group with its comprehensive range of refractory products is an internationally active company that belongs to the most recognized specialists in the field of refractory technology.   

Today the company is active world-wide but that wasn’t always the case: starting with the takeover of a porcelain manufacturer in Krummnußbaum in 1891 the family enterprise developed into an international company producing refractory bricks and mortar.

Rath started with the production of tiles and chamotte bricks and in the mid-50’s of the 19th century Rath was still manufacturing ceramic household products in Krummnussbaum, which is still today the production site in Austria.