Manufacture, Supply, Application and Service of
Refractories and Casting Auxiliaries


Intocast UK Ltd are a member of the Intocast Group, a German based manufacturer of monolithics and casting auxiliaries which was founded in 1979. Over the last three decades the Intocast Group has expanded to include 17 associated companies worldwide.

Intocast UK is based at the site of former refractory recycling company Handsworth Refractories Ltd, which Intocast acquired in 2006. The site, which is situated on Liverpool Street in the Lower Don Valley area of Sheffield, has continued with the traditional refractory recycling business but now also has a manufacturing plant which produces a range of monolithics on two production lines – alumina based and magnesia based. Intocast also stocks a range of refractory products which are produced from within the Intocast Group .

Intocast has a small but highly knowledgeable workforce with many years’ experience in the refractory industry. Please feel free to contact us with any queries that you may have.

Company History

Intocast’s UK manufacturing site is based at Liverpool Street, Monogram works in Sheffield.

We first began trading as Handsworth Refractories in 1963. Handsworth specialised in re-cycling throughout many varied industries including the Steel, Glass, Cement & Petrochemical industries. Handsworth Refractories extract a range of spent materials from a variety of Furnaces, Ladles & transfer Vessels and subsequently categorise & enhance these products into specific customer requirements.

For over 40 years now, the company has maintained its status at the forefront of the refractory recycling industry whilst adding new products to its extensive portfolio to "keep abreast" on the ever changing times and technology.

Handsworth Refractories as a company, was acquired by Intocast group in 2006 with the current Directors being Matthias Normann, David Hanson and Tim Johnson.

Intocast UK – Where we are today

Sheffield Monogram works currently re-cycles alumina and magnesite products for use within the steel and glass industries. Intocast UK also processes alumina and magnesite monolithic products on site as well as supplying a vast range of furnace linings all of which are listed in our products range.  Being part of the Intocast group the Sheffield site is also operates as head sales office and service centre for products supplied to the UK by the company as a whole.

Key People

Dave Hanson – Sales Director –

Tim Johnson – Operations Director –

Jim Allen – Operations Manager / Regional Sales-

Jayne Yate – Accounts / Office Manager –


Associated Companies

Intocast AG
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