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SinterCast: Fagor Ederlan Tafalla foundry upgrades Compacted Graphite Iron production capability

12:00 / 19 December 2019 SinterCast Press release

  • System 3000 upgrade at Fagor Ederlan foundry in Tafalla, Spain
  • Product development for commercial vehicle and industrial power applications
  • Initial prototype production underway

[Tafalla and Stockholm, 19 December 2019] - The Fagor Ederlan Group has ordered a capacity and functionality upgrade of the SinterCast Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) process control system at its foundry in Tafalla, Spain.   The order specifies an upgrade from the initial System 2000 installation to the full System 3000 standard in order to support intensified product development of commercial vehicle and industrial power engine components.  The System 3000 has been installed and initial CGI prototype production is underway.

"Following our last investment of more than EUR 40 million in new melting and moulding facilities, we have positioned ourselves with the metallurgical flexibility and dimensional capability to fully realise the potential benefits of Compacted Graphite Iron" said Mr. Ignacio Ainzua, Engineering Director of Fagor Ederlan Tafalla S. Coop.  "With the upgrade to the full SinterCast System 3000 standard, we look forward to supporting the CGI product development and series production needs of our customers."

"As a specialist foundry for the production of medium-duty and heavy-duty engine components, the Tafalla investment reflects the increasing demand for CGI in commercial vehicle and industrial power applications" said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  "The upgrade reinforces our longstanding outlook for commercial vehicle engine components to provide the best long-term growth opportunity for Compacted Graphite Iron.  We look forward to developing and supplying this market opportunity together with Tafalla."

For more information:

Fagor Ederlan Group  SinterCast
Inmaculada Rodriguez   Dr. Steve Dawson
Corporate Communication Manager  President & CEO
Fagor Ederlan Group  SinterCast AB (publ)
e-mail:  e-mail:
Tel: +34943719000  Tel: +447710026342

About Fagor Ederlan,

Fagor Ederlan Tafalla is one of the six iron foundry of Fagor Ederlan Group has worldwide. With more than 250.000 tons of iron annual capacity. Fagor Ederlan Group is a specialist for Chassis and Powertrain components for Passenger and Commercial vehicle also Industrial power industry. Being a member of Mondragon Corporation as an employee-owned Cooperative, the Group has more than 4,500 employees in 18 manufacturing sites in 5 countries: Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Slovakia and China and annual turnover of more than EUR 650 million.  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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