[Shelbyville, USA and Stockholm, 14 May 2019] - Kimura Foundry America, Inc., a greenfield cast metal foundry recently established in Shelbyville, Indiana, has entered into a technology supply agreement with the Swedish process control specialist SinterCast for Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) product development, prototyping and niche volume production. Under the terms of the agreement, SinterCast will install a Mini-System 3000 at the Kimura Shelbyville facility during the second quarter of 2019 and provide technical support for the establishment of a robust CGI production process. The Shelbyville installation will enable Kimura to independently produce high quality CGI components in North America and Asia for its global customer base.
"Further to the installation of the SinterCast technology at our Japanese foundry, Kimura Foundry America is excited to install CGI capabilities at our new foundry in the United States" said Dr Yoya Fukuda, President, Kimura Foundry America, Inc. "With the addition of the SinterCast process control technology, Kimura Foundry America can now offer short lead-time CGI components to regional OEMs and to our high volume foundry partners. Together with our planned investment for increased cast iron melting capacity, Kimura will be able to meet the increasing market demand for the rapid development of new CGI engine programmes for passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and industrial power applications."
"Kimura's commitment to CGI product development capability in Japan and North America is a clear indication of the growing global demand for CGI product development. We are pleased that Kimura has benefitted from last year's installation in Japan and we look forward to supporting their new facility in the US" said Dr Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. "With the Shelbyville installation, Kimura becomes our eighth customer to have committed to multiple SinterCast installations. Repeat business is the strongest endorsement of any technology and it remains one of our core objectives."
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