As part of our visits to foundry suppliers we started out to Alfeld in Lower Saxony, where the German boss Ralf Schulze and his team welcomed us.
KÜNKEL WAGNER, that means more than 110 years of mechanical engineering, especially in the field of complete foundry plants and modular system components for sand casting. For decades KÜNKEL WAGNER has been shaping foundries worldwide with many innovations and accompanying them in their technical progress.
From fully automatic moulding plants and pouring machines to sand preparation plants and complete process technology, KÜNKEL WAGNER sets standards for foundries thinking ahead. In future, the product portfolio will be enhanced by a fully automatic liquid metal transport system.
Customers benefit from the company's decades of technical experience, its innovative strength which has resulted in numerous patents, the global orientation of the company as well as the close co‑operation with associated and partner companies in order to provide top-level competence for process-oriented turnkey solutions. And the company's reference list is impressive: Currently more than 450 KÜNKEL WAGNER plants are in operation worldwide.
KÜNKEL WAGNER covers the complete process chain in the field of sand casting:
- Moulding plants:
- Moulding machines like KW MASTER Eco®
- Mould compaction processes such as TWINPRESSplus
- Customized layouts
- State-of-the-art process and control technology
- Pouring machines:
- State-of-the-art mould filling and fully automated liquid metal transport system
- Complete pouring system KW MAXPOUR® in various sizes
- Fully automatic, flexible, expandable
- MX-i inoculant dosing system
- Sand preparation systems:
- Tailored preparation solutions
- Screening, cooling, mixing and analyzing
- Service worldwide:
- Full service ex works, the experts at KÜNKEL WAGNER check, evaluate, optimize.
- Genuine spare and wear parts, general overhaul, modernization or retrofitting
During the tour of the production facilities we saw many interesting machines and components which were in the process of manufacture or assembly or ready for collection by logistics companies for delivery to customers.
The company has managed the pandemic well as Ralf Schulze explained to us and the current order situation is very positive, especially as KÜNKEL WAGNER enjoys full order books for the year 2022.
This year KÜNKEL WAGNER was again awarded the contract for another major European project.
It can be noticed that the technical transformation arrived at all corners of the world and that companies want to invest in new, sustainable, energy-saving and environmentally friendly technology that leads into the digital production era. The demand for KÜNKEL WAGNER products confirms that our strategic orientation is right and that we are meeting the needs of the market, Ralf Schulze explained.
KÜNKEL WAGNER is currently working on various exciting projects all over the world and sees itself well positioned for the future.
We recognize this mixture of classic art of engineering and the pioneering spirit to meet the challenges of the modern age and thank KÜNKEL WAGNER for their hospitality.