About Us

A Company of Innovators

Since our inception in 1886, we have been innovating and finding solutions. The result? Deep knowledge of the steelmaking process that benefits our customers around the world.

We know graphite

In 1879, Cleveland, Ohio, became the City of Light, when it demonstrated the world’s first electric street lamps. We got started supplying the arc carbon that illuminated our hometown, and later the world.

In the years since, we have amassed more than 135 patents and published patent applications, while working closely with electric arc furnace (EAF) operators. Our longevity and experience in more than 50 countries has equipped us with exceptional expertise. Whether through insightful solutions or indispensable graphite electrodes, we use that knowledge to help customers transform their operations through reduced costs, increased efficiencies and uninterrupted production flows.

About UsWhere we operate

With experienced Customer Technical Service (CTS) and sales teams around the world, GrafTech customers are never far from the expertise they require.

A Global Footprint

We employ more than 1,200 people around the world, work with customers in over 50 countries and manufacture products in Europe and the Americas.

The map below can help guide you to the CTS or sales team closest to you. But if you’re not sure which location can serve you best, let us know about your operation and application. The right team will get in touch.

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Alberton, South Africa Service Subsidiary

GrafTech South Africa (PTY) Ltd.
38 Rae Frankel Street
Brackenhurst, Alberton, 1448


Hong Kong, China Service Subsidiary

GrafTech Hong Kong Ltd
13/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark,
15 Queen’s Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong CHINA

Chiba-shi, Japan Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech Japan G.K.
CD/3F Makuhari Techno Garden
1-3 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi,
Chiba, 261-8501 JAPAN


Bussigny, Switzerland Global Sales & Production Planning Office

GrafTech Switzerland S.A.
Boulevard de l’Arc-en-Ciel 36
1030 Bussigny, SWITZERLAND

Calais, France Graphite Electrode Manufacturing Facility, Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech France S.N.C.
Rue des Garennes
F62100 Calais, FRANCE

Milano, Italy Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech S.p.A.
77 Via Monte Napoleone, 8
20121 Milano MI, ITALY

Pamplona, Spain Graphite Electrode Manufacturing Facility, Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech Iberica S.L.
Carretera de Astrain S/N
E-31171 Ororbia
Navarra, SPAIN

Ratingen, Germany Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech Germany GmbH
Kaiserswerther Str. 115
40880 Ratingen, GERMANY

Sheffield, United Kingdom Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech UK Limited
Hart Shaw Building, Europa Link
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S9 1XU ENGLAND

Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech International FZE
Office 1124 JAFZA ONE
Tower A, 11th Floor
Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai, UAE

North America

Brooklyn Heights, Ohio Corporate Headquarters

GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
982 Keynote Circle
Brooklyn Heights, Ohio USA 44131

Monterrey, México Graphite Electrode Manufacturing Facility, Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech México S.A. de C.V.
Carretera Miguel Alemán
Km. 20 #600 Ote.
Apodaca, Nuevo León MEXICO 66600

St. Marys, Pennsylvania Graphite Electrode Manufacturing Facility, Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech USA LLC
800 Theresia St
St Marys, Pennsylvania USA 15857

Port Lavaca, Texas Petroleum Needle Coke Manufacturing Facility

Seadrift Coke L.P.
8618 State Hwy. 185 North
P.O. Box 192
Port Lavaca, Texas USA 77979

South America

Salvador, Brazil Machine Shop, Sales & Service Subsidiary

GrafTech Brasil Participações Ltda
Rodovia BA-522 / Km-7
Candeias, Bahia BRAZIL 43813-300

Technology Center

Corporate Headquarters

Needle Coke

Graphite Electrode Manufacturing Facility, Sales & Service Subsidiary

Sales Office

Sales & Service Subsidiary

Sales Office

Global Sales & Production Planning Office

Sales Office

Service Subsidiary

Machine Shop

Machine Shop, Sales & Service Office

Petroleum Needle Coke Manufacturing Facility

Petroleum Needle Coke Manufacturing Facility

About UsVertical Integration

Even as demand for petroleum needle coke outpaces supply, GrafTech is uniquely positioned to keep our customers’ electric arc furnaces running steadily.

Long-Term Peace of Mind

A market shortage of petroleum needle coke – essential to graphite electrode manufacturing but also increasingly in demand for electric vehicle batteries – can bring electric arc furnaces to a halt. Today, there is no viable alternative to graphite electrodes. GrafTech customers, however, can count on a steady supply of high-performing graphite electrodes because of our substantial vertical integration with Seadrift Coke L.P.

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One of the world’s only standalone petroleum needle coke plants.

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