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First Automobile Works, China to begin SinterCast-CGI series production

16:00 / 28 November 2019 SinterCast Press release

  • SinterCast System 4000 Plus to be installed at FAW Foundry Number 1
  • Series production of heavy-duty Compacted Graphite Iron cylinder block
  • Thirteen SinterCast-CGI installations in China; 22 installations in Asia

[Changchun and Stockholm, 28 November 2019] - Following successful material development and product development with the SinterCast Mini-System 3000 since 2010, First Automobile Works (FAW) has ordered a fully automated System 4000 Plus to support the series production of a new heavy-duty Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder block.  Under the terms of the agreement, SinterCast will install a System 4000 Plus process control system at the FAW Foundry Number 1 in Changchun, China during mid-2020.  Series production is expected to begin during 2020.

"The System 4000 Plus will become our third installation in the FAW Group, our thirteenth installation in China, and our twenty-second installation in Asia" said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  "The commitment from FAW reinforces the need for CGI in heavy duty engines to meet the growing demands for increased performance and reduced emissions.  With the start of series production during 2020, the FAW cylinder block programme has the potential to provide more than 200,000 Engine Equivalents per year."

Founded in 1953, China FAW Group Corporation was established as China's first integrated vehicle producer and remains China's oldest and largest automotive group.  With combined sales of more than three million passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles per year, FAW employs over 133,000 people around the world and sells its vehicles in more than 70 countries. FAW Foundry Number 1 is a part of the China FAW Group Corporation.  For more information:

SinterCast is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the reliable high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least 75% higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while reducing engine size, weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology is used for the production of petrol and diesel engine cylinder blocks and exhaust components for passenger vehicles, medium-duty and heavy-duty cylinder blocks and heads for commercial vehicles, and industrial power engine components for agriculture, marine, rail, off-road and stationary engine applications. SinterCast supports the series production of components ranging from 2.7 kg to 9 tonnes, all using the same proven process control technology.  As a specialist supplier of precision measurement and process control solutions to the metals industry, SinterCast also supplies the SinterCast Ladle Tracker® and SinterCast Cast Tracker® technologies, to improve process control, productivity and traceability in a variety of applications.  With 57 installations in 14 countries, SinterCast is a publicly traded company, quoted on the Small Cap segment of the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange (SINT). For more information:


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