[Curitiba and Stockholm, 29 August 2019] - WHB Automotive S.A., a leading independent automotive components supplier in Brazil, has ordered an extended trial of the SinterCast process control technology for the production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). Under the terms of the agreement, SinterCast will install a System 4000 process control system at the WHB iron foundry located in Curitiba, Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2019, for a 120 day trial. The trial will enable WHB to establish a robust CGI production process and to provide CGI cylinder block and head sample castings to the global passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and industrial power industries. At the conclusion of the trial, WHB reserves the right to exercise a purchase option to acquire the System 4000 and to establish a series production licence for the high volume production of SinterCast-CGI. The trial is planned to conclude during the first quarter of 2020.
"The trial of the SinterCast CGI process control technology is another important step for WHB as a leading supplier of technology, solutions and engineered components to the automotive and industrial power industries" stated WHB Automotive's Executive Board of Directors. "Our adoption of the SinterCast technology will provide instant credibility for our Compacted Graphite Iron production capability. We look forward to installing the System 4000 and to delivering state-of-the-art CGI cylinder blocks and heads before year-end, and to working together with our existing and potential OEM customers to develop and grow the global CGI market opportunity."
"The order from WHB marks the first installation of the SinterCast System 4000 - our fourth generation process control technology - launched at the GIFA World Foundry Trade Fair in June 2019, and continues the strong installation momentum that we established in the first half of the year" said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. "We look forward to supporting the establishment of a robust CGI process at WHB and to supporting the CGI market development together with WHB to increase our ability to supply the growing demand for CGI cylinder block and head production."
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