In 2017 the RIEDHAMMER branch office Riedhammer Japan Co. Ltd. celebrated its 25th anniversary. During these 25 years Riedhammer Japan has been very successful in increasing the sales of RIEDHAMMER industrial kilns and expanding the after-sales-service on the Asian/Japanese market. In the Carbon sector RIEDHAMMER realized a comprehensive modernization project for anode baking furnace no. 3 with 68 sections at Aluminium Bahrain at the beginning of 2016. In not more than 100 days the refractory lining of baking furnace no. 3 was completely renewed during running production with RIEDHAMMER having the overall responsibility for the execution of all material supplies, construction work as well as adaptation of the existing baking system. Further large-scale projects follow, such as the planning and supervision of the construction work for an open ring pit furnace to be installed in a former potline and therefore requiring an extraordinary furnace configuration. As for Technical Ceramics/Advanced Materials, RIEDHAMMER has continuously developed the production process of foam glass and today is considered the world’s largest provider of plants for the production of foam glass gravel and foam glass granules. Besides RIEDHAMMER has enhanced and optimized its LOW O2 technology for products with a high binder content and complicated geometry for intermittent and continuous processes, and successfully installed this technology for many customers as state of the art, particularly for products like catalyst carriers or filters. Thanks to its low specific energy consumption, low operating costs, small space requirement and easy automation, this technology significantly contributes to environment protection. The rapid development of Advanced Materials, nanomaterials and materials for mobile energy storage plays a crucial role in the plant development by RIEDHAMMER. The rotary kiln with its initially relatively basic design nowadays transforms into a thermal processing plant for the treatment of nearly all possible powders, specifically battery materials, under many different temperature and atmosphere conditions. Gas tightness, high O2 applications, the implementation of complex mixing and dosing procedures as well as dealing with sticking and condensation problems have meanwhile become standard features of these plants. The roller kiln, which is the most widely used thermal processing plant in the field of Advanced Materials, undergoes a constant expansion of its production capacities with continuous extension of kiln length and kiln width. In addition, the kiln design considers the often complex and aggressive chemical composition of the modern products as well as the increased requirements with regard to temperature and atmosphere profiles. Applications with up to 100 % H2 or > 95 % O2 atmosphere are standard roller kilns at RIEDHAMMER. Particularly for the production of high-grade cathode material for lithium-ion batteries the RIEDHAMMER roller and rotary kilns have proven successful in large numbers all over the world.