Foundry Corporate News - Topic Pressure Die Casting

Fill on the road to becoming No. 1 in low-pressure casting

Fill Maschinenbau takes over amTec Trading GmbH. amTec is a leading producer of low-pressure casting systems with a world market share of around 25 percent.   

In October 2012, the Upper Austrian machine engineering company Fill is to take over 51 percent of the Germany amTec Trading GmbH. amTec CEO, Jörg Alexander Ronde, holds 49 percent and will remain in his position as CEO. amTec has successfully specialized in the production of low-pressure casting machines and has a world market share of around 25 percent in this segment. In the last financial year, the 35 employees of amTec generated a turnover of eleven million euros.

Thanks to continuous innovations, Fill has held a leading position in gravity casting for many years. The company also develops high-tech solutions for low-pressure casting machines. The low-pressure casting systems manufactured by amTec for more than 20 years under the product name GIMA are in operation in leading foundries worldwide. The world market volume in this segment is around 300 machines per year. This is Fill’s first participating interest in a company outside Austria. “With the shareholding in amTec, we are expanding on the one hand our product portfolio, and on the other hand it offers a number of synergies of which we can make good use,” explain Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner, the two CEOs of Fill Maschinenbau.

Future-oriented solution
“If you’re looking for the best solution, plan your future together with Fill,” is the practiced motto of the successful Upper Austrian machine engineering company. In this case the claim applies equally well to both partners. “It’s a win-win situation that strengthens both companies and offers both of them outstanding perspectives for the future,” says amTec managing director Jörg Alexander Ronde confidently.

The perfect package from a single source
With the intelligent linking of the processes, Fill sets new economic and production engineering standards in casting technology. The company can draw on many years of experience in gravity, poured, back-pressure and low-pressure casting. In order to guarantee precise production processes and the highest quality, the perfect interplay between movement and filling process forms the focus for our innovative concepts. With this integrated approach, the machine engineering experts offer automated production systems in a perfect package from a single source. “Our shareholding in amTec will significantly strengthen and expand our competence in low-pressure casting,” emphasizes CEO Wolfgang Rathner.

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