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08. January 2019

GER - VW: Electromobility will cost many jobs

As reported by the Frankfurter Allgemeine before Christmas, the increasing focus on electromobility at Volkswagen will make thousands of jobs superfluous in the coming years. It is speculated that around 7,000 jobs could be...

04. January 2019

GER - Focus on additive manufacturing: EMAG acquires share in metal 3D printing pioneer

Additive manufacturing with metallic materials is now part of the EMAG Group’s portfolio: The global market leader for vertical pick-up turning centers and vendor of modular turnkey manufacturing solutions has acquired a...

03. January 2019

GER - ZF Honors Outstanding Suppliers

• Seven suppliers received the ZF Supplier Award 2018 in four categories• Digitalization was the core theme at the ZF Global Supplier SummitThis year’s winners of the ZF Supplier Awards come from Europe, Asia and North America....

02. January 2019

AUS / FR - Rio Tinto completes sale of Aluminium Dunkerque to GFG Alliance’s Liberty

Rio Tinto completes sale of Aluminium Dunkerque to GFG Alliance’s Liberty

21. December 2018

CN- Chinese Aluminium: Higher Overhead And Lower Aluminium Prices Squeeze Out Capacity

The Chinese aluminium sector is in peril, and the country’s smelters must soon take drastic and determined action in order to prevent an even steeper dive into the abyss. Such was the verdict of two industry reports released...

20. December 2018

NZ - Jobs on the line as iron company goes into receivership

An Auckland iron casting company is in receivership putting at least 100 jobs at risk.

19. December 2018

CEO change at GF: Andreas Müller to succeed Yves Serra

The Board of Directors of Georg Fischer Ltd. has appointed Andreas Müller (48) as CEO of the Corporation. He will at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of 17 April 2019 take over from Yves Serra, who has reached the retirement age...

19. December 2018

USA - Brillion receives $500k from state to make way for Ariens plant

The city of Brillion received a $500,000 grant to support the redevelopment of the former Brillion Iron Works site.

14. December 2018

UK - McDonald Diecasting Scoops First Award in 30 Years

McDonald Diecasting (MDL) has successfully won the coveted ‘Company Achievement’ award with Cast Metals Federation, Best of British Casting Awards 2018.

13. December 2018

VDMA: Free Trade Agreement with Japan is an important signal against protectionism

The EU Free Trade Agreement with Japan is an important signal against protectionism and opens up new export opportunities for European industry.

12. December 2018

Continental To Launch Production of Premium Automotive Interior Surfaces in India in 2020

Automotive interior materials for Indian automotive industryInvestment in state-of-the-art machines and facilities to the tune of some 22 million eurosSeries production scheduled to start in 2020 with approx. 110-strong...

11. December 2018

Schweizer Group files for bankruptcy - The first consequences of the exhaust scandal

First drastic effects of the crisis of the German automaker distresses the automotive supply.

08. December 2018

US - Railway supply industry news round-up

Rio Grande Pacific Technology has acquired Innovative Solutions In Signaling, which is based in Louisville, Kentucky. The sale was handled by RR Mergers & Acquisitions.

06. December 2018

GF Casting Solutions to divest two European automotive iron casting plants

The trend towards lighter vehicles continues to have a substantial impact on the automotive industry. In this context, GF Casting Solutions, a division of GF, will have a stronger focus on light metal casting whilst reducing its...

06. December 2018

US - Carolina Metal Castings has a home in Hardeeville

In a place where all sales involve metal, it is sand that is prevalent.

05. December 2018

US - EJ Groundbreaking

EJ, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks, hosted a private open house for its new, state-of-the-art, greenfield...

04. December 2018

New Head of Hardparts division at Rheinmetall Automotive AG

Effective December 1, 2018, Helmut Freiermuth (60) has been appointed CEO of the Hardparts division at Rheinmetall Automotive AG. The previous interim head had been CFO Dr. Peter Neu. This temporary appointment was necessary...

28. November 2018

Thomas Wenzel will lead YXLON International

The Board of Directors of the Comet Group appoints Thomas Wenzel as head of the X-Ray Systems (IXS) division, General Manager of YXLON International, and member of the Executive Committee of the Comet Group, effective December 1,...

27. November 2018

Germany no longer likes the diesel engine – they’re a little crazy, the Germans

They speak poorly of their own technology, courts order driving bans - this could be a fatal mistake. A statement by Thomas Fritsch, Editor in Chief www.foundry-planet.com

26. November 2018

KUKA Till Reuter terminates his office as CEO

Till Reuter terminates his office as CEO in December in agreement with the supervisory board – Peter Mohnen takes over and ensures continuity.

25. November 2018

GER - Systematic exhaust-gas treatment

Public debate on minimizing diesel emissions on both passenger and commercial vehicles is in full swing. As to the certification of real-drive emissions, a wide range of experience has been accumulated for some years now,...

23. November 2018

IN - Foundries told to come up with technologies for MSMEs

Foundries should collaborate with research and development agencies and make available technologies to the units in the MSME sector, said Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, deputy chairman, CII - Southern region. At the inaugural of the...

22. November 2018

GER - Core production and testing from a single source: Laempe Mössner

Sinto aligns itself with the market of tomorrow by integrating inspectomation systems GmbH

22. November 2018

CAN - VMAC celebrates anniversary of 'important' in-house foundry

based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, recently celebrated the second anniversary of its in-house foundry, having poured its first casting in November 2016. The foundry allows VMAC (Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors) to expedite...

21. November 2018

Systematic exhaust-gas treatment

Public debate on minimizing diesel emissions on both passenger and commercial vehicles is in full swing. As to the certification of real-drive emissions, a wide range of experience has been accumulated for some years now,...

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