With the spotlight on ceramic products

They’re back at Elmia Subcontractor – under a new name. With new owners and a broader product portfolio, KYOCERA Fineceramics Nordics AB is asserting itself as a leading player in the Nordic market.


“We’ve exhibited at Elmia Subcontractor for over 20 years and have our stand in the same place, so we’re confident that our customers will find us even though we’ve changed our name,” says Cornelia F. Sundberg.

She is the managing director of KYOCERA Fineceramics Nordics AB, which until 2 September this year was called Aliaxis Utilities & Industry AB. Since the company was acquired by the Japanese group KYOCERA Fineceramics, its product portfolio has been significantly expanded.

“They didn’t just acquire us but also our sister company, the former Friatec, plus our previous competitor, the former HC Starck, which makes us really strong as a combined force,” Sundberg explains.

Broader product range opens up new markets

Oxide ceramics, that is, aluminium oxides and zirconium oxides, which were previously the strongest niche market, are now also complemented by a far greater selection of non-oxide ceramics, that is, silicon carbides, silicon nitrides and aluminium titanate.

“We’ve gained a greater selection of products, which also gives us more opportunities to enter new markets where we previously didn’t have suitable products,” says Sundberg.

She adds that the use of ceramic products by the manufacturing industry is increasing and becoming a strong trend – one that KYOCERA Fineceramics can satisfy as one of today’s strongest global players.

Combining ceramics with metallic materials

“We supply everything from standard ceramic pipes for high-temperature environments to customised, sophisticated mechanical components and electroceramics for extreme applications,” Sundberg explains. “We focus strongly on combining ceramics with metallic materials, so as to make it easier for customers to integrate the ceramic components into their systems.”

The KYOCERA Fineceramics Group has 3,000 employees and is part of the KYOCERA Group, which has a total of 77,000 employees. In addition to its ceramics range, the KYOCERA Group is also a leading supplier of solar energy systems, mobile telephony, printers, document processing machines and more. Within the subcontracting industry, KYOCERA Unimerco is also known for its cutting tools used for machining.


Cornelia F. Sundberg, managing director of KYOCERA Fineceramics Nordics, considers Elmia Subcontractor to be the most important trade fair in the Nordic region. “Participating here always brings us new and interesting leads,” she says.