The Procast Group has reorganized the management at two of its companies: Florian Feddeck (32), who has managed Procast Guss GmbH and Handform GmbH since September, has stepped down as managing director of Procast Guss on 1 November 2022. Graziano Sammati (58) has taken over as managing director. Sammati has already been a member of the Procast Guss management since 2019. He will be supported in future by the operations manager of the plant in Gütersloh, Felix Schöne (30), who is moving up to the Procast Guss management. Sammati was also appointed as a further managing director of Procast Handform GmbH. Together with Feddeck, he is to put the company on a growth course. Procast Handform GmbH had been incorporated into the group on 1 September 2022.
Florian Feddeck had taken over the management of the iron foundry Procast Guss in 2019 and led it back into the black in just three years and against the industry trend. "My work at Procast Guss is over," Feddeck explains. "The transformation has been successful and Procast Guss is on course for growth. My next goal is for us to succeed in doing the same at Procast Handform in Kiel." With Procast Handform, the Procast Group has noticeably expanded its portfolio. Among other things, the group now offers significantly higher weight classes in raw casting. The investment company "Private Assets AG", which also owns the Procast Group, had acquired the production facilities of Caterpillar Engines and Caterpillar Castings in September. Since then, the foundry has been operating under the name "Procast Handform GmbH" and was organizationally integrated into the already existing Private Assets foundry group "Procast Guss".
Good prospects for large-scale castings
"Handform GmbH has excellent development prospects," Feddeck emphasises. "There is great demand in the market to use the capacities for the production of large castings. The employees here in Kiel are enormously motivated and want to get involved. The Procast network also offers the opportunity to build on existing customer contacts." Feddeck will first implement necessary maintenance work. In the coming year, capacity utilization is then to be increased.
The future Procast Casting managing director Graziano Sammati was an important mastermind in the company's turnaround. The trained foundry technician can already look back on more than 35 professional years in the industry. In addition to Gütersloh, Procast Guss GmbH has two other locations, Nortorf and Bad Saulgau.
About the Procast Group
The Procast Group is one of the leading customer foundries in Europe. As a full-range supplier, Procast can offer its customers all services: Engineering, design, casting, machining, coating and assembly of cast iron components. Procast has a manufacturing capacity of 55,000 tonnes of cast products. Both standardised and innovative iron casting materials are used. The customers come from the mechanical engineering, commercial vehicle and toolmaking sectors. Around 400 employees work at a total of four beach locations. The head office is in Gütersloh.