A Belgium based company which has been a world leader in the field of Calcined lime and Dolime during its long inning of over 125 years. Has operations in Europe, North and South America and now have ventured into Asia with the acquisition of the Tapah Limestone deposit in Malaysia. Top quality lime and Dolime based Fluxes in steel making process are the core supply of the company. Sumarth represents Lhoist for the Non-Integrated Steel and Stainless Steel Companies in India.
In just over a century, the firm has spread internationally: first to France in 1926 on the impetus of the founder#x00027;s son-in-law, Leon Lhoist. He developed the company further by acquiring lime, limestone and dolimite plants in Belgium and France. During the last 35 years, the fourth generation of shareholders has pushed the business consistently further under the leadership of Baron Berghmans, the company current Chairman.
In the eighties, the Group crossed the Atlantic to the United States. The nineties offered significant expansion opportunities across Western and Eastern Europe, in Germany and Scandinavia. The new millennium again broadened our horizons across Southern Europe to Brazil and progressively to Asia.
Today, we are a world leading producer of lime, dolime and minerals. We continue to grow through acquisition and entry into new territories. With a focus on existing and emerging customer needs, we also invest in new facilities and the development of our portfolio of innovative products and solutions.
Over the past 35 years, the Group's production has multiplied by ten and our turnover by 40. Lhoist operates more than 90 manufacturing plants in 25 countries and has close to 6,000 employees of around 40 nationalities. Industries serviced are: