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Can foundries maximise their profitability by going green? Yes, says Norican

What does sustainability mean to modern foundries? Using equipment designed to consume less energy, to reduce emissions, carbon footprint and costs. Finding ways to use fewer resources to produce more parts, of higher quality, more profitably. Choosing machinery that’s built to last, or can be easily updated, to ensure maximum ROI. Ensuring the safety and training needs of your team are met to improve retention for long-term success. 

As part of its sustainability commitment, Norican Group; DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator are encouraging foundries to see that all of these goals are possible without compromise or complication. For more information visit www.noricangroup.com/sustainability

Norican’s commitment to sustainability
Sustainability is vital for our industry’s future – and the world’s. Norican Group takes it very seriously indeed. Every day, they strive to be more sustainable and to help their customers do the same. From melting, dosing and casting to surface preparation, a sustainable metalworking process minimises energy use and waste while offering a clean and safe working environment. That translates to lower emissions and resource use, cutting environmental impact.

But a more sustainable process isn’t just greener, it’s leaner too. It delivers higher efficiency, better quality components and lower operating costs. That means greater competitive advantage – and profit.

As well as being environmentally friendly, a more competitive foundry or factory will be economically and socially sustainable with a secure future. That’s good news for the workers and suppliers that depend on it.

Helping customers be sustainable
Norican wants to help its customers adopt more efficient equipment and leaner ways of working, harnessing digital innovation and automation to optimise production and improve quality.

The four Norican Group brands – DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator – all prioritise sustainability, whether it’s energy-saving hydraulic pumps, extra-efficient melting and dosing equipment or our Monitizer digital suite’s cutting-edge Industry 4.0 tools.

A working life measured in decades makes our equipment even more sustainable, with parts and service support close to hand via Norican’s global aftermarket network. Customers can select equipment modification programmes to upgrade those dependable machines with the latest technology, like digital control systems and high-efficiency blast wheels.


Sustainability begins at home
What Norican advises its customers to adopt, it embraces itself.

Norican invests in energy-efficient factories and sources from responsible suppliers. They comply with rigorous environmental and quality standards like ISO 14001 and 9001. They support their workforce with training and a healthy working environment.

Their lean approach trims the fat from every process while our R&D, technical teams and management teams collaborate constantly to create ever more productive and precise equipment. They’re deeply committed to digital, with Norican’s Digital Lab developing IIoT-based solutions to the toughest production challenges.

Supporting the UN and sustainable development
As part of Norican’s commitment to sustainability, we align our own sustainability efforts with the relevant UN Goals

The UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development aim to promote prosperity while protecting the planet for future generations. First adopted in September 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals range from zero poverty and hunger through affordable clean energy to responsible production and consumption.

The two main UN Goals that Norican targets are Goal 9: “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”; and Goal 17: “Partnerships for the Goals”.

Through technology transfer and local manufacturing initiatives, they help make modern foundry equipment accessible and affordable for developing nations in the Middle East, Asia and elsewhere.

Achieve sustainable success
Sustainability is a journey we are all on, balancing the planet, people, and profit to deliver long-term business success and viability. Constantly improving process efficiency and quality is the only way to achieve this.

"Aiming for this vision of sustainability will help us all succeed today – without killing tomorrow".

Find out more about Norican sustainability in action: https://www.noricangroup.com/de-de/sustainability

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