DK – 2630 Taastrup
Telephone +45 4450 5050
Fax +45 4494 5225
|DISA: a company that understands your industry, and turns your challenges into innovation. |
DISA is the leading global provider of innovative foundry technology and the world-leading supplier of complete foundry solutions and services as well as state-of-the-art moulding equipment.
In order to understand the rather complex business that foundry solutions and services are, you might consider pulling up next to a DISA employee, the next time you stop your car at a red light. He or she will tell you that several of your car’s components most likely are made by way of DISA technology, including the brake discs, engine blocks, arms, etc. And if you strike up a good conversation with the DISA employee in question, you might be in for yet another treat that proves how DISA is truly a company that knows what’s cooking: A lot of the professional, top-notch kitchen ware found in cupboards and cabinets all over the globe, including yours, is made from DISA moulds.
… So even though you may not be a foundry owner or iron works specialist, you are exposed to the final products of DISA daily – whether it is through being the proud owner of a car or a home chef whipping up a recipe for success with high-quality kitchenware.
DISA is driven by an unwavering focus on leading the foundry industry and staying competitive for the benefit and satisfaction of its customers. The fact that the company is founded on innovation means that DISA continuously seeks to engineer change, build sustainability, lead technology, and shape industry. In parallel to DISA’s strong global outreach under the Norican Group banner – with 2,300 employees in 50 countries on 5 continents and a customer base of more than 16,000 companies in 100 countries – the company has strong Danish roots. DISA remains committed to a 200-year tradition of Danish engineering and world-class expertise. However, having the entire world as its workplace and market focus also means that DISA always strive to harness its collective diversity by way of mutual intercultural respect and global teamwork.
In short: World-class engineering is what DISA brings to the table when foundries of all sizes seek to expand their operations – whether their expansion is happening in the Americas, Europe, India, China, The Middle East or Russia.
Massive global footprint through the broadest industry offer and after sales
DISA develops and manufactures a complete range of metal casting production solutions for the ferrous and non-ferrous foundry industries. A long-standing tradition of innovation and accumulating knowledge from all over the world has consolidated DISA’s global footprint and made the company a preferred partner that enjoys the trust and loyalty of foundries worldwide.
DISA has the broadest industry offer with a moulding product portfolio, comprising vertical (DISAMATIC®), match plate (DISA MATCH) and horizontal (DISA FLEX) green sand moulding systems. Additionally, DISA provides complete, integrated foundry lines for a wide variety of customers – lines which, in addition to the moulding technology platforms, include complete sand plants, conveyor systems, cooling drums, cleaning solutions, CIM modules and core machine plants.
Following the merger with Wheelabrator in 2009, placing DISA under the Norican banner, the DISA shot blast offer was rebranded ‘Wheelabrator’. You will find all information related to surface preparation and shot blast technology in the Wheelabrator section of this website.
DISA is a well-known brand name in the moulding industry because of our excellence in especially vertical but also horizontal and matchplate moulding. Our long history and strong experience with innovative moulding technology has entailed that DISA today delivers moulding solutions that will add value to any foundry.
Our commitment and expertise within moulding means that we, throughout the years, have been able to keep improving our product range and ourselves. This effort has today resulted in a strong competitive situation within many different types of moulding solutions. The many dedicated engineers that make up our R&D team are continually supporting this positive development in order to secure DISA’s lead in the market, supplying innovative moulding solutions including sand preparation, moulding lines, core technology and comprehensive after sales services.
The moulding market of today will not be the same market tomorrow. Like customers in other foundry-related markets, customers within moulding are in the process of consolidation – becoming fewer but larger while undergoing specialisation and automation. This market evolution means we have higher standards to meet and set which will keep DISA on top of these progressions and equipped to supply our customers with technology leading solutions. We will build on our customer relationships and work in close cooperation with the market to improve product costs, central controls, near net shape and higher total-up time.
2015 MAC: Mould Accuracy Controller
2015 AFS: Automatic Filter Setter
2015 DFC: DISA Foundry Cockpit
2015 DISAMATIC D3 introduced
2012 MATCH 20/24 flaskless matchplate moulding machine introduced
2011 DISA 231 Fast introduced
2011 DISA 280-C, the world’s largest vertical moulding machine introduced
2010 DISA MATCH 24/28 flaskless matchplate moulding machine introduced
2009 DISA FLEX 80 flaskline introduced
2008 DISA MATCH 32/32 (and 28/32), world largest flaskless matchplate moulding machine introduced
2008 DISA TOPS Process, Streamlined Gating System
2008 DISA RP core machine introduced
2007 DISA 231, world's fastest vertical moulding machine to set new standards in the industry
2007 DISA EP core machine introduced
1900 DISA was established and production of light machine guns started up
1930 A.P. Møller bought shares in DISA
1937 Georg Fischer (GF) started production of shot blast machines
1940-1961 DISA produced a variety of products like: sewing machines, refrigerators, tractors, televisions, petrol pumps, motorcycles & electronic devices
1962 A scale model of a DISAMATIC was presented at GIFA
1964 The first DISAMATIC vertical moulding machine was sold to the United Danish Iron Foundries
1986 Acquisition of BMD (shot blast, horizontal moulding and filter equipment)
1996 Founding of Georg Fischer DISA, a joint venture between DISA and Georg Fischer's foundry equipment division
2000 Acquisition of V&S (shot blast equipment)
2000 Founding of the DISA Group after the acquisition by DISA of all shares in the joint venture
2005 The DISA Air division sold to Dantherm
2005 DISA Group is acquired by Procuritas
2008 DISA Group is acquired by Mid Europa Partners
2009 DISA and Wheelabrator Group merge. Wheelabrator Group is the world-leading surface preparation provider, and the DISA surface preparation divison is rebranded Wheelabrator. DISA (moulding and foundry solutions) retains it's brand.
2014 DISA and Wheelabrator Group enter into a binding agreement with Altor Fund IV ("Altor") to sell a majority of its shares.
c/o DISA Industries A/S, Højager 8
Telephone +45 44 50 50 50
Fax +45 44 94 52 25
Norican Group is the parent company of DISA (moulding technology), Wheelabrator (surface preparation technology) and Wheelabrator Plus (surface preparation aftermarket services). Together, we have the strength, experience and innovation to shape industry in the future.
About Norican Group
The name Norican is derived from Noricum, an ancient Celtic kingdom that existed in the Austria/Bavaria area circa 15BC ? 500AD. This region was famous for its high quality Norican steel, which became the standard within the Roman Empire.
Both DISA and Wheelabrator represent over 100 years of expertise and experience, and collectively employ 2000 people in 5 continents, with major operations in Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Poland, Switzerland, UK and USA.
Norican Group works with the industry's leading representatives and business partners in serving its customers throughout the world, providing complete global support throughout the life of the equipment and beyond.