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Impro Industries to install SinterCast technology in new greenfield foundry in Mexico

16:00 / 6 April 2021 SinterCast Press release

  • System 4000 to be installed at Impro Industries foundry in Mexico
  • Series production of industrial power engine components for the North American market
  • New USMCA production capacity for heavy-duty and industrial power engine components

[Stockholm, 6 April 2021] – Following five years of successful SinterCast-CGI series production at the Impro foundry in Yixing, China, Impro Industries has ordered a SinterCast System 4000 installation for its new foundry in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, SinterCast will supply a fully automated System 4000 process control system and will provide engineering support to establish a robust CGI series production process. As one of the world’s leading foundry groups for the production of complex heavy-duty and industrial power engine components for on-road and off-road applications, the greenfield facility brings 60,000 tonnes per year of new production capacity to the Americas. The System 4000 will be installed during the third quarter of 2021, with series production beginning before year-end.

“The Impro installation strengthens our dominance in the Americas, where every major cylinder block and head foundry in North and South America is a SinterCast licensee. We are pleased that our support of the Impro CGI production in China over the last five years has led to this repeat business” said Dr Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. “With the start of series production in 2021, the initial CGI volume will be a transfer of North American components from the Impro foundry in China, establishing an immediate running reference as Impro makes its new capacity available to serve the growing demand for CGI in the on-road and industrial power sectors.”

For more information:
Dr. Steve Dawson
President & CEO
SinterCast AB (publ)
Tel: +46 8 660 7750
e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com

Impro Industries, a global Top-5 company for the production of high performance complex sand castings according the the 2019 Roland Berger Report, specialises in high-complexity and mission-critical castings and machined components for the on-road and off-road markets. Announced in 2019, Impro is currently constructing a greenfield industrial campus in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Covering approximately 225,000 square metres, the San Luis Potosí facility will encompass five plants, including a sand casting foundry, an investment casting foundry, a precision machining facility, aerospace manufacturing, and surface treatment. The sand casting foundry is planned to provide 60,000 tonnes per year of new production capacity for the automotive and off-road markets, with start of production in 2021. For more information: www.improprecision.com

SinterCast is the world’s leading supplier of process control technology for the reliable high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least 75% higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while reducing engine size, weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology is used for the production of petrol and diesel engine cylinder blocks and exhaust components for passenger vehicles, medium-duty and heavy-duty cylinder blocks and heads for commercial vehicles, and industrial power engine components for agriculture, marine, rail, off-road and stationary engine applications. SinterCast supports the series production of components ranging from 2.7 kg to 9 tonnes, all using the same proven process control technology. As a specialist supplier of precision measurement and process control solutions to the metals industry, SinterCast also supplies the SinterCast Ladle Tracker® and SinterCast Cast Tracker® technologies, to improve process control, productivity and traceability in a variety of applications. With 56 installations in 14 countries, SinterCast is a publicly traded company, quoted on the Small Cap segment of the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange (SINT). For more information: www.sintercast.com

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