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Elkem Foundry Products sets new record in 2018 for global shipments of high-performance foundry alloys

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At the iron foundry Sakabe in Japan, Elkem Foundry Products celebrated 2018's production and shipment of 150,000 tonnes of high performance foundry alloys to gray- and ductile iron foundries worldwide.

Japan Sales Director Masayoshi Ryu celebrated the arrival of the 150.000th ton of Elkem Foundry Products at Sakabe in Japan today. The big bag of Lamet ® 4920 nodulariser represents a milestone for Elkem Foundry Products.

Mr. Sakurai, Executive Managing Director of Sakabe, commented: “This delivery is a historic moment for Elkem Foundry Products and we’re very honoured to receive the 150.000th tonne. Lamet ® 4920 is a specialty product provided by Elkem, and it enables us to efficiently produce the nodular-graphite structure needed in Sakabe’s ductile-iron castings. More importantly, the additional technical service that Elkem provides is for us, just as important as using the right, high quality product. The collaboration with Elkem has been excellent over the last 5 years and therefore we are honoured to celebrate this milestone with them. “

Masayoshi Ryu said: “With this milestone we are celebrating not only the steady increase in sales worldwide, but it also proves that Elkem Foundry Products’ business model works and that it is highly appreciated by our customers. The unique combination of high quality products and technical service Elkem offers as a complete package, enables our customers to be even more efficient and to produce the best castings. Today, we’re very proud of this success and we’re pleased that after more than 5 years of cooperation, this milestone is celebrated at Sakabe. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Sakabe in the future”. 


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