LORAMENDI S. COOP:
Total Performance in Foundry.
Loramendi S. Coop. is a company founded in 1973, located in north of Spain in the town of Vitoria-Gasteiz (a 50-minute drive from Bilbao international airport) and belonging to the Mondragon Group. This Group ranks first in the Basque Country and fifth in Spain with a turnover of more than 15,000 million Euros and in excess of 90,000 jobs throughout different industrial companies.
Loramendi S. Coop. has three Business Units, namely Core Making, Vertical Moulding and Service, focusing on the design and supply of complete solutions for the foundry sector with complete production lines and sand core assembly, vertical moulding machines and spare parts, technical assistance and retrofitting of the equipment.
All the Loramendi S. Coop. products are aimed at highly automated, high-series production of high quality precision parts for industries mainly with the automotive, hydraulic and rail sectors.
The final casting products of our installations are mainly cast iron engine blocks and cylinder heads, aluminium cylinder heads, ventilated and solid brake discs, hydraulic components, compressor parts and rail brackets, being among the most important.
The three Business units within Loramendi S. Coop. share financial and commercial services and supplies. With a staff of over 150 people and a strong engineering level Loramendi S. Coop. focuses on the design, installation and commissioning of installations for foundry work which are tested I house before being delivered to the customer thanks to its own facilities.
Loramendi S. Coop. ‘s installations are designed to be in production 24 hour per day under the harsh conditions of foundries. They have a high degree of automation integrated into the handling section, employing the very latest technology available on the market in robotics and assembly.
Concerning Core Making Business Unit and given the high technological content of developments, Loramendi S. Coop. has taken out many patents most notable among which is a core assembly process for manufacturing engine blocks called Key-core which was chosen by General Motors, Ford and Daimler Chrysler as the only approved process for making their cast iron engine blocks. This simultaneously made it the world leader in core-making lines for engine blocks. A leadership that continues today and is reflected in its customer portfolio: Fritz Winter, Eissenwerk Brühl, Halberg Guss, Tupy, Teksid, Weichai, Yuchai, FAW, Neosym, DCM, Kirloskar, Fagor Luzuriaga, Volvo, Scania among others. In the field of aluminium cylinder heads and blocks Loramendi S. Coop. has become a leading supplier and present on top manufcatures for those products such as, General Motors, Nemak Group , Kolben Schmidt, BMW or Volkswagen.
In order to complete the core shop installation, Loramendi S. Coop. together with Aurrenak S. Coop. is offering to their customers a turnkey solution as main contractor that covers the machinery and tooling to achieve an extremely high quality and fully proved end product.
Concerning the Vertical Moulding Line, the development started in 1999 that quickly allowed Loramendi S. Coop. to compete in the market and get orders in France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Korea, Brazil and China. Innovation in the vertical moulding technology has been the key point for Loramendi S. Coop. and as a consequence several patents have been developed such as the Multimachine, a machine capable of producing sand moulds of different sizes and the e-VMM® which has become the first electric Vertical Moulding Machine in the world, offering significant advances in energy saving, ease of maintenance and environmental sustainability.
The Service Business Unit has been the most recent one and is dedicated to cover the needs of spare parts, technical assistance, maintenance inspection and retrofitting of our installations, technologically updating them partially or fully identified wherever appropriate.
Exports for Loramendi S. Coop. exceeds 90% of its sales to countries such as Germany, China, India, USA, Mexico, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Brazil, among others and therefore has offices in Detroit (USA), Monterrey (Mexico), Reims (France), Dusseldorf (Germany), Beijing (China), Pune (India) and Cape Town (South Africa) from where it can be close to the customers to do commercial, technical and after sale full support.
Alibarra, 26 - P.O. Box 614