The prestigious Spanish foundry Fundería Condals inaugurated its new SKC Foundry production plant in the Slovak town of Sturovo. The inauguration was attended by various local and state authorities, as well as a wide representation of customers, suppliers and collaborators who have participated in this ambitious project.
Fundería Condals is a well-known iron foundry that, together with world-class customers in the automotive sector, is taking a major step towards internationalisation as a spearhead of its strategic vision.
The design of the plant is a response to the experience gained by the Catalan parent company, with over 40 years of experience in the supply of iron castings, which together with suppliers in which it has the utmost confidence has designed a plant and manufacturing process of maximum efficiency and productivity that can be considered a world leader. From this point of view, it is worth mentioning the close collaboration with the Basque company Euro-Equip resulting in an optimum design with the supply of many proprietary machines and equipment from its world-leading collaborators in the sector, such as DISA (supplying its new DISA D3 moulding machine, presented at the last GIFA fair in 2015), ABP (with a twin power induction furnace), etc.
A notable aspect of the new production centre is that it is designed in an Industry 4.0 environment and retains the organisational and operational genes of the Manresa plant.
Construction of the plant began in August 2015 and in record time the new infrastructure has become operational after the required approvals.
The new foundry is designed for the production of medium-sized parts and focused primarily on the automotive sector.
In its initial stage, the factory will be able to produce more than 15,000 tons of parts per year, with the intention of doubling capacity and providing work to about 300 people.
During his presentation, Mr Miguel Sallés, the company chairman, emphasized the group's philosophy, which right from its creation by his father, Eduard Sallés, in 1976, established the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that has accompanied this company throughout its development.