Following the installation of a SinterCast Mini-System 3000 process control system at the Foundry Research Institute of FAW Foundry Co., Ltd., in early 2010, FAW Foundry Co., Ltd has ordered a second Mini-System. The order follows the transfer of the first Mini-System 3000 to Wuxi Foundry to support ongoing CGI product development for heavy duty diesel engine components for FAW's Wuxi Diesel Engine Company. As a result of positive development results, the FAW Foundry group has decided to keep the Mini-System 3000 at the Wuxi Foundry and to install a new Mini-System 3000 at its Foundry Research Institute located in Changchun, China.
The new Mini-System 3000 will be used to support CGI product development within the FAW Group, spanning a full range of vehicle applications, including passenger vehicles, light-duty and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and buses. The order enables FAW to independently conduct CGI product development, and makes FAW the first automobile group in the world to install two SinterCast Mini-System 3000 process control systems.
"As the largest automobile manufacturer in China, with production of more than 2.5 million vehicles per year, FAW has established itself as the Chinese market leader for CGI product development" said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. "Building on our successful high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron exhaust components in China since 2007, and the local presence provided by our offices based in Shanghai and Beijing, we look forward to increasing our support of the Chinese foundry and automotive industries as one of the key growth areas for SinterCast and CGI."