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Norican Group - DISA Group - Wheelabrator Group

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Norican Group is the parent company of DISA (moulding technology), Wheelabrator (surface preparation technology) and Wheelabrator Plus (surface preparation aftermarket services). Together, we have the strength, experience and innovation to shape industry in the future.
The Norican Group was created by the merger of DISA and Wheelabrator in September 2008, our collective aim is to maximise our customers’ profits.
About Norican Group

The name Norican is derived from Noricum, an ancient Celtic kingdom that existed in the Austria/Bavaria area circa 15BC ‐ 500AD. This region was famous for its high quality Norican steel, which became the standard within the Roman Empire.

Norican Group remains true to its name by being the world's leading provider of technology and services to improve its customers’ metallic parts. From the “parts formation” phase of a customers’ operation (represented by DISA, our horizontal, match plate & vertical moulding technology offer) through to the “parts preparation” phase for cleaning, strengthening and polishing of the part (delivered by Wheelabrator, our airblast, wheelblast and mass finishing technologies) the Norican Group stands ready to lower its customers’ overall life cycle costs.
DISA is the leading global provider of innovative foundry technology.

DISA develops and manufactures a complete range of metal casting production solutions for the ferrous and non-ferrous foundry industries. A long-standing tradition of innovation, reliability and commitment to providing its customers with competitive business value results in DISA today enjoying the trust and loyalty of leading foundries all over the world.

World Wide Wheelabrator

Wheelabrator is the world leader in surface preparation technology, offering a complete range of airblast, wheelblast and mass finishing solutions.
All three applications of surface preparation (the bringing of an abrasive into contact with a metal surface) are offered by Wheelabrator:

1. Centrifugal propulsion of the abrasive (wheelblast)
2. Pneumatic propulsion of the abrasive (airblast)
3. Immersion in the abrasive (mass or vibratory finishing)

Both DISA and Wheelabrator represent over 100 years of expertise and experience, and collectively employ 2500 people in 5 continents, with major operations in Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Poland, Switzerland, UK and USA.


Norican Group works with the industry’s leading representatives and business partners in serving its customers throughout the world, providing complete global support throughout the life of the equipment and beyond.

Its employees represent the greatest assembly of expertise the industry has ever known. Its innovative products represent the broadest offer of any company in its industries. Everything Norican Group does focuses on maximising its customers profits in one, or all, of the following areas:

  • Lower operating costs
  • Higher production throughput
  • Longer part or component life

Shaping Industry

Shaping industry stands for: engineering change, building sustainability, leading technology.
DISA and Wheelabrator combined have the strength, experience and innovation to shape industry in the future.

Delivering global innovation at the local level is how the Norican Group is shaping industry.
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