Trident Refractory Specialists was founded in 1997 by Ashley James. Ashley has been in the Refractory Industry for over 25 years. He has claimed vast installation experience over decades starting his apprentice with Highveld Steel then working for installation companies like JR Dickinson Group, National Refractories Durban, Stebbins Forter and Morganite Refractories before forming his own installation company in 1997. Trident is a KZN Based family run refractory installation company. Since the beginning of operations the company has grown from strength to strength. In the past 8 years Trident has invested in advance Refractory equipment for the demolition and installation works to Rotary Cement & Lime Kilns in Southern Africa.Along with Ashley’s 25 years of working in the industry, Trident Refractory Specialists has taken pride in building and maintaining relationships with all customers and suppliers all over the world. The driving force behind Trident is a core of dedicated, hands-on industry related professionals, whose experiences are based on years of major shut down projects Nationally, as well as Internationally. What began as a small business with just a handful of members has risen up to stand tall amongst the business leads of the time. Trident has received countless achievements and accomplishments over the given years.

“Trident has invested in advance Refractory equipment for the demolition and installation works to Rotary Cement & Lime Kilns in Southern Africa”

Our Values

What drives our teams can be best summed up by the passion we have. It’s the Passion that impels us to evolve to provide an incredible services that leaves our customers talking. Its passion that holds our standards higher than before.

Trident strives to provide a high-quality service that meets the expectations and requirements of all it’s customers and suppliers.

We believe in the inherent worth for all people within Trident. To be successful, The Trident Group must be a rewarding place to work. We provide opportunity and encouragement to help our people reach their fullest potential.

We constantly strive to redefine the standard of excellence in everything we do in the Refractory industry. Therefore, we are open to ideas that challenge the conventional views and drive innovation. The only constant in life is change and we believe that in order to stay relevant, we must constantly improve with the changing needs in the refractory industry.

Tridents Mission

“To become the leading refractory company in Southern Africa, by consistently delivering projects that meet all our customers expectations and standards.”