Europe’s newest grey and ductile iron foundry to be opened in 2017
Cranfield Foundry held the Ground-breaking ceremony in Probishtip, The Republic of Macedonia to mark the start of construction of a modern foundry. It is forecasted that the production will begin in 2017.
In the presence of Macedonia’s Prime-Minister, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Foreign Investments, the Mayor of the city of Probishtip and other distinguished guests, the shareholders and the CEO of Cranfield Foundry have laid the first corner-stone of the 8,000m2 foundry.
This project was initiated in 2014 with the first steps being to build a team and find quality partners to ensure successful execution of this greenfield investment.
Designed by GEMCO – the turn-key solution provider for Cranfield Foundry, with over 30 years of experience in the foundry industry, this factory will be able to produce grey iron castings of EN-GJL 150-350 and other related grades; as well as ductile iron castings of EN-GJS 350-800 and other related grades.
The foundry equipment will come from some of the most well-known brands in the industry. DISA and ABP will provide the key components of the foundry which will be used to produce a wide range of products such as fittings, valves, decorative and other custom-made quality castings to serve customers in diverse industries such as automotive, agriculture, railway, construction, oil and refinery.
Dariusz Dziuba, the CEO of Cranfield Foundry, in his speech during the ground-breaking ceremony said: "Today is a significant milestone towards achieving Cranfield Foundry’s aim and that is to service customers from high-volume businesses in the Middle East and Europe by delivering on time, competitively priced, quality castings."