Prize winners from Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Since the first NEWCAST show in the year of 2003 the NEWCAST Award is a special highlight of “Bright World of Metals”.
This year’s winners were honored by the trade fair managing director Mr. Joachim Schäfer during a ceremonial at the bdguss (German Federal Association for Foundry Industry) forum on June 17th, 2015 in Hall 13. They are the Gebrüder Kemper GmbH from Olpe/Germany, the MWS Industrieholding GmbH from Kufstein/Austria as well as the Swiss Company Georg Fischer Automotive from Schaffhausen/Switzerland.
Thomas Funke and development engineer Sebastian Ruhland received the prize for the cast-piece with the best integrated functionality from presenter Arne Birken. Subsequently the prize Aqua Perla Professional was presented which was produced with the sandcasting method. Aqua Perla is used in the building industry and in the drinking water treatment.
The award for best cast-technical solution with the extension of cast-technical boundary went to the MWS Industrieholding. CEO Josef Stiegler as well as sales and marketing manager Hans Zeller received the award for the development of a Carrier Module which is casted with the aluminum-sandcast method and applied for vehicle manufacturing.
The prize for best substitution of a different manufacturing method went to Georg Fischer Automotive. Martin Guthoff from technical product management of the company as well as Dr. Martin A. Stehle, sales director, were awarded for the construction of a console for cab mounting on commercial vehicle. The console is manufactured at the company’s automotive casting facility in Singen/Germany with the Spheroidal graphite casting method.
The winners received a prize, fitting to the show for casting products, in the form of a casted NEWCAST-Logo, a voucher for two persons for a visit to the International Foundry Forums on September 23rd and 24th, 2016 in Leipzig, incl. accommodation for 2 nights as well as a certificate of distinction.