Zampell Acquires Vulcan Refractories, Ltd. in Cheadle, England

NEWBURYPORT, MA – JUNE 21, 2011 – ZAMPELL COMPANIES – Zampell acquires Vulcan Refractories, Ltd. in Cheadle, England.  Vulcan is a highly diversified manufacturer of specialty ceramics for applications in refractories and heating elements.  The new acquisition provides Zampell the ability to accomplish several different goals, including a more diverse product set for distribution, greater ability to develop and experiment with specialty refractories, and the ability to cost effectively supply products at shorter lead times to meet customers’ needs.  For more information about the company, please visit:

Zampell is a merit shop service organization that is chiefly involved with the engineering and construction of refractories and insulation within the industrial sector. It is a family-owned business that was established in 1966 and continues to grow due to its core value of quality craftsmanship. Zampell has branch offices in Massachusetts (headquarters), Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas.  For more information on the Zampell family of companies please visit their website at or by phone at 1-877-ZAMPELL.

Vulcan is the UK’s leading specialist manufacturer of infra-red heating systems and components for low temperature process heating applications. The company also has extensive expertise in the field of high performance ceramics and refractories for high temperature and aggressive heating environments. All Vulcan products, standard or custom designed, are manufactured to meet the most demanding customer specifications and in accordance with ISO 9000.