Resand Oy, a Finnish technology company specializing in foundry sand regeneration and recycling, signed a 5-year cooperation agreement with the Spanish foundry Fundiciones Palacio on 3 November 2023.
Resand’s service center for foundry sand regeneration in Bilbao will be completed in the second quarter of 2024, after which the SAAS (Sand As A Service) service agreement signed with Palacio will enter into force. The service center will provide Palacio with a fast, modular, and environmentally friendly solution that will reduce Palacio's investment needs and significantly lower its operating costs. In the future, Resand will also use the service center to test sands from other foundries in the Basque region.
Fundiciones Palacio S.L. is a family business founded in 1947, specializing in casting solutions for iron parts. The company has 65 employees and an annual casting capacity of 10,000 tons at its production facilities in Bilbao. Palacio's main customer sectors are the machine tool and steel industries.
"We want to be at the forefront of the foundry industry in the areas of environmental protection, sustainability, and efficiency, and increase the recycling rate of the sand we use. We are pleased to have found an innovative partner like Resand, with whom we are creating solutions that support our Green Foundry goal," says Leszek-Ander Klodzinski, CEO of Fundiciones Palacio.
"The foundry industry is looking for new sustainable solutions, as evidenced by our previous agreements with Siempelkamp, a global leader in hand moulding solutions in Germany, and voxeljet, a supplier of 3D printing solutions. With our patented sand regeneration technology and our innovative Resand® solution, we contribute to the foundry industry's green transition. We are very proud to start our first commercial project now in Spain. Our aim is to revolutionize the use of sand in the foundry industry in Europe and beyond," says Kalle Härkki, CEO of Resand Oy.