DECHOW auctions aluminium die-casting specialist Pressmetall Gunzenhausen GmbH

After plant closure: Foundry, CNC equipment and quality assurance machines to be auctioned online from 04 January

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DECHOW, one of the market-leading industrial auction houses in Europe, is responsible for selling the Aluminium Foundry Pressmetall Gunzenhausen GmbH. Until probably March 2022, more than 5,000 lots will be offered for sale in a total of 5 auctions on the industrial auction platform

"At the heart of the auctions are the die casting plants" says Eva Traut, Project Manager AUKTIONSHAUS WILHELM DECHOW GmbH. "In Gunzenhausen, continuous investments were made in a state-of-the-art foundry from 2004 onwards, which ensures high energy efficiency thanks to the latest technology, making it extremely attractive for the international market" explains Eva Traut. The Hamburg experts specialise in the treatment and recovery of industrial assets. With their expertise, the industrial auction house ensures, among other things, that interested buyers receive detailed information on the machines and plants, thus ensuring that they can be put back into operation. "Our goal is always to ensure that the machines and plants continue to be used for production at another location. Because this is the only way we can achieve the best possible result for our customer," Traut continues. DECHOW will have vacated the aluminium foundry by the middle of the year. By then, in addition to the foundry equipment, which weighs several tonnes, machines for quality assurance such as X-ray systems and CNC machines such as various vertical machining centres and lathes will be offered for sale. In addition, all workshop equipment, warehouse and logistics equipment as well as IT and office equipment is auctioned online.

Pressmetall was founded in 1962 as "PMG Gunzenhausen Galsterer & Co. KG". From 1978, the aluminium foundry took up machining as a manufacturing step. Most recently, the company employed 500 people and supplied medium-sized companies as well as globally operating corporations, primarily from the automotive industry.

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