News from the market leader for melting and dosing furnaces
StrikoWestofen benefits from high demand for energy and material efficient technologies
Gummersbach (Germany) – With a 13 percent increase in sales compared to the previous year, the StrikoWestofen Group reports a successful business year 2012. Thus, the well-known manufacturer of thermal process engineering for the light metal casting industry achieved a total sales of 47.3 million Euros in 2012 (previous year: 41.8 million Euros). In addition, StrikoWestofen had about 21 percent more incoming orders compared to the previous year. Thanks in large part to its energy- and material-efficient products, the company reports figures considerably higher than the general trend in the machinery and plant engineering sector. “For the business year 2013 we also expect to keep up the positive development of the last two years and increase our sales even further,” says CEO Rudolf Riedel optimistically.
Poland: StrikoWestofen melting furnace gives foundry “Lenaal” decisive competitive advantage
Automotive suppliers worldwide rely on the leading melting furnace technology from StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach, Germany) for the production of their cast parts. Now the owner-managed Polish foundry Lenaal (Radom) is operating a tilting aluminium melting and holding furnace of StrikoMelter MH II type. The technology was developed in Gummersbach, whereas production and delivery went via the StrikoWestofen factory in Strzelce Opolskie (Poland). In daily operation, the system does not only produce melt of excellent quality – it is also extremely economical: the furnace replaces a total of two crucible melting furnaces which, at 120 m3 of gas per tonne of molten aluminium, consume almost twice the amount of the StrikoMelter. Thanks to its low gas consumption, Lenaal’s investment will pay for itself completely after only about two years of operation. Further savings result from the considerably improved material efficiency of up to 99.7 percent and considerably extended maintenance intervals with short down times.