QSIL: Glass and Ceramic Materials for Innovative Future Applications
The QSIL Group is an innovative, internationally operating material specialist focussing on the production of fused quartz and, since 2019 as a result of external growth, on technical ceramics, too. The most important markets are the semiconductor industry, the light source industry as well as other industrial applications in plant and machine engineering, the chemicals industry, analytics and diagnostics as well as the production of glass fibres. QSIL has a globally diversified customer base. The customers include major companies from Europe, Asia and America. With the acquisition of Barat Ceramics GmbH (today QSIL Ceramics GmbH) and FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH in 2019, the Thuringia-based group grew to 750 employees and over EUR 115 million in sales. Accordingly, technical solutions with components made of oxide ceramics and non-oxide ceramics (aluminium nitride, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) are available to customers of the QSIL Group. Towards the end of 2019, Michael Keitz (MK), Spokesman of the Management Board at QSIL AG, agreed to explain the company’s future strategies.