History

Values

& Mission.

History

Values

& Mission.

Groupe Réfraco has been active in the global refractory market for the primary and secondary aluminum processing industries in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region since 1995. This region is the cradle of Canada’s aluminum industry and R&D.

We also manufacture turnkey parts and equipment for foundries, mines and industries operating in high-temperature and aggressive environments. Groupe Réfraco’s parts are recognized worldwide for the quality of the raw materials used, the know-how employed, and the surface finish of the manufactured parts.

For more information on the activities and corporate aspects of Groupe Réfraco, please consult the corresponding pages. If you would like more information, please contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.

With Groupe Réfraco, you are at the source of solutions.

 

Our team

Since its inception, Groupe Réfraco has always relied on its employees, entrusting them with large-scale projects. By bringing together top specialists in the field, from design to installation, we are able to meet our commitment to quality and offer you unique pieces adapted to your needs. Together, we work towards a common goal: your complete satisfaction. The strong sense of belonging among Groupe Réfraco’s employees means that you can count on a close-knit team of employees. Thanks to this stability, our customers can count on continuity in the quality of our services and products.

Our customers

Our customers have always been our partners. In business, we focus on long-term relationships that allow us to get to know each other. This allows us to offer you the best of our design and manufacturing capabilities to maximize your production capacity. With Groupe Réfraco, you are at the source of solutions.

Exclusive distribution

Groupe Réfraco is a major North American distributor of quality products for your projects. We offer dry raw materials by the bag or bucket, as well as premixes for your projects in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region.

Our industrial partners

These companies have placed their trust in us by partnering with Groupe Réfraco either as customers or suppliers.

  • Alcan Rio Tinto
  • Alcoa Ltd
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Elkem Metal Canada Inc.
  • Elkem Materials
  • Foyers Feu vert
  • Iamgold Québec inc.
  • Jayne Industries
  • Novelis
  • STAS
  • Stellar Materials
  • Thermal Ceramics
  • Thermbond
  • Duquesne
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A word from the President.

"Our products are in use in advanced industrial systems of demanding companies all over the planet. We truly model industry standards so we can be on the cutting edge and pass it on to you."

"We have worked hard to become a recognized global player in refractories. We do this through research and participation in refractory conferences, as well as by approaching qualified people in many foreign countries."

"For us, you are not just a customer, but a true partner. Don't hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to help you."

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1954

Founding of Benoit Pineault Inc.

1985

Successful Alcan anode furnace project

1995

Groupe Réfraco established with the creation of its refractory parts manufacturing plant

2004

Groupe Réfraco begins international development

2008

Groupe Réfraco continues to expand into international markets

Management

 Jean-Benoit Pineault, President
Jean-Benoit Pineault, President
 Carol Pineault, Director of Major & Planned Projects
Carol Pineault, Director of Major & Planned Projects
, Director of Finance
 Marc-Michel Lavoie, Director, Réfraco Plant
Marc-Michel Lavoie, Director, Réfraco Plant
 Xavier Boulianne,
Xavier Boulianne,
Florent Gougerot, Director of Sales and Marketing
 Olivier Simard, Director, Major Projects
Olivier Simard, Director, Major Projects
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 Martine Robert, Director of Supply Chain
Martine Robert, Director of Supply Chain
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