KÜNKEL WAGNER is renowned in the market for energy-saving solutions and systems.

For example, the moulding machine KW MASTER Eco® which presents an excellent combination of high‑pressure compaction, energy efficiency and high‑speed and offers energy savings of up to 30 %.

Or the pouring machines KW MAXPOUR® provided with smart KW sensor technology ensuring a controlled and uniform automatic pouring and enabling energy savings thanks to minimized sprue cups.

We apply similar high standards regarding the energy efficiency of the production and administration at the KW headquarters in Alfeld.  We are continuously focusing on greatest possible transparency in our energy consumption in order to detect further potential for savings, to use our resources efficiently and to reduce our CO2 emission.

It was therefore a logical step to have the compliance with the requirements ascertained by an energy audit.

In February 2020, ESC Cert GmbH audited KWG according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2018 and has awarded KWG the Energy Management Certificate.

This is a fantastic affirmation of our permanent efforts to increase our energy efficiency and to reduce our ecological footprint. – KÜNKEL WAGNER fully accepts its responsibilities and is dedicated to help protect and improve the environment.


A big thank you to all our visitors for making IFEX 2020 a big success for KÜNKEL WAGNER.  It was a real pleasure for the team of KW-Germany and KW-India to welcome you and to contribute with all our expertise of more than 110 years of experience in the foundry industry to the success of your project.

We are proud to be the protagonist of one of the topics which attracted great attention at IFEX 2020: The largest and the fastest flasked moulding plant recently supplied to India – made by KÜNKEL WAGNER.

We shall be glad to continue our fruitful discussions soon and look forward to hearing from you whenever you are in the market for any of the equipment manufactured by KÜNKEL WAGNER.

See you again at IFEX 2021!


First impressions of IFEX 2020:

The KW booth at GIFA 2019 in Düsseldorf again presented a highlight for both the visitors and the KW team.

The exhibition opened with fantastic news: Award to KÜNKEL WAGNER of a major contract from Northern Europe!

This marked the beginning of an amazing exhibition:  Throughout the entire GIFA 2019 we welcomed a record number of visitors at the KW booth, the new pouring machine MX 10 “in action” attracting a great deal of attention.  As usual, the KW booth proved to be a magnetic meeting point for customers and interested visitors.  Every corner of the KW booth was used for professional consultations about existing plants and future projects.  The entire KW product range of moulding plants, pouring machines, sand preparation plants and last but not least aftersales service, customer support and spare parts were topics of lively interest.

KÜNKEL WAGNER is very happy and quite proud about the extremely positive feedback.  A big thank you to all visitors of the KW booth and to the KW team who contributed to this incredible GIFA 2019.

Once again this year many visitors accepted the invitation for the third KÜNKEL WAGNER Technology Forum which took place on 14th and 15th September 2018 in Qingdao.

For several years now, this forum has enabled close contacts with Chinese foundries and research institutes. It informs about current developments in foundry technology and presents most recent technologies and new machine designs developed by KÜNKEL WAGNER. This event also intensifies the strategic cooperation between KÜNKEL WAGNER and their partners.

“This forum presents an excellent opportunity to KÜNKEL WAGNER to collect information about technical requirements and environmental conditions and enables KW to offer plants to the customers which are specifically designed to their needs as well as an excellent customer service”, says Mr. Lingquan Zhang, General Manager of Huatong Science & Industry. KÜNKEL WAGNER Germany GmbH has been a member of the Huatong Group since September 2014.

Professor Boming Zhang, Vice President of the China Foundry Association, gave an interesting speech on the actual state and on development trends in foundry industry. In addition, various customers reported on their experiences in operating and maintaining KÜNKEL WAGNER plants. KÜNKEL WAGNER experts informed the participants on TWINPRESS technologies, the most recent MX pouring machine as well as on the commissioning and maintenance of KÜNKEL WAGNER plants.

All participants had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming challenges and opportunities in detail. The direct and specific exchange of ideas has greatly contributed to a better understanding of all parties and will help to develop innovative and sustainable solutions together. KÜNKEL WAGNER again likes to express their sincerest thanks to all customers for their long-time loyalty and support and looks forward to an ongoing positive response to future events.


Jiangsu Hengli Hydraulic Co., Ltd. operates ultramodern equipment for the manufacture of hydraulic components and belongs to the leading companies world-wide in this industry thanks to the technical know-how and the large production volume.

The products are sold to more than 20 countries and regions and are used in a wide range of industrial branches, such as in the manufacture of commercial vehicles, in shipbuilding, during energy production and in mining.

After the acquisition of a moulding plant from KW in 2011 JINGSU HENGLI will now develop further their most important competitive advantages and modify the manufacture through technological innovation. Once again with KÜNKEL WAGNER.

JIANGSU HENGLI again placed trust in KW by buying another moulding plant and two pouring machines type MX 20.

The new moulding plant has a flask size of 800×600×280+50/250 mm and a production rate of 120 moulds / hour and is operated with our high-speed moulding machine type KW MASTER Eco 150 with TWINPRESS compaction.


(Moulding plant at JIANGSU HENGLI built in 2011)

Ertug Metal Döküm Makine San. Ve Tic. A.S. has purchased a KÜNKEL WAGNER moulding plant.

Technical specifications: flask size 900x700x300/250 mm, high‑speed moulding machine KW MASTER Eco 150 with TWINPRESS compaction, production rate 150 moulds/h.

Start-up of the moulding plant will be in 2019.  It forms the centerpiece of the new capital investment project in Bursa and will contribute to an increase in Ertug’s casting production capacity to 16,000 to. by 2020.

(photo: Current view of the new foundry)

Nelcast Limited is India’s largest producer of ductile iron and grey iron castings.  They cater to the global automotive, tractor, construction, mining, railways and general engineering sectors.

Their manufacturing units which are located in Gudur/Andhra Pradesh and Ponneri/Tamil Nadu both in South India are some of the largest manufacturing units in the Indian foundry industry.

Nelcast Limited has a very focused production process that caters to the critical parameters needed to produce a technologically superior casting components, which is why KÜNKEL WAGNER is proud to say that Nelcast Limited has reaffirmed their faith in KÜNKEL WAGNER by ordering a second moulding plant with the largest box size in the automotive industry.

The first moulding plant, at Ponneri uses the KÜNKEL WAGNER DFM-AD high-pressure moulding machine with AIRPRESS 2000 technology with an active multi-piston squeeze head, whereas the new line incorporates the latest state-of-the art TWINPRESS technology.

The moulding plant is complemented with a current technology sand preparation plant to provide high quality sand suitable for the special applications in a large box size.

Henan Xixia Automobile Water Pump Co., Ltd. decide to purchase a moulding plant and a pouring machine of KÜNKEL WAGNER.

Henan Xixia Automobile Water Pump Co., Ltd. is one of the major suppliers of the Chinese automotive industry with a history of more than 40 years. Currently, the company has 1,800 employees and a market share of 25 % in the field of water pumps.

KÜNKEL WAGNER will contribute to the continuation of this long and successful story. The Xixia foundry will be modernised by installing a moulding plant having a flask size of 950x750x280/280 mm,
a fast turntable moulding machine type KW MASTER 120 for a production rate of 120 moulds per hour and a pouring machine type KW MX 20.

KÜNKEL WAGNER will supply two moulding plants and three pouring machines to Henan Fengbao Special Steel Co., Ltd.

Henan Fengbao iron and steel works invest in trendsetting moulding technology of KÜNKEL WAGNER in order to expand their market position and to accelerate the technological progress towards a resource-saving and ecofriendly production.

KÜNKEL WAGNER will support Henan Fengbao Special Steel Co., Ltd. on the road to a green foundry by supplying two moulding plants having a flask size of 1.300x960x350/260 mm
and 1.300x960x300/300 mm as well as three pouring machines type KW MX 30. The centrepiece of both moulding plants will be a KÜNKEL WAGNER high speed double moulding machine type
KW REFERENCE 180 ensuring a production rate of 180 moulds per hour.

The signing ceremony took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere on 22 January 2018.
Participants in the ceremony: Wang Jun (party secretary), Hao Quanji (member of parliament), Li Guangyuan (chairman of HENAN FENGBAO group), Li Jingmin (managing director of HENAN FENGBAO),
Yu Chenglong (managing director of HENAN FENGBAO), Deng Li (managing director of QINGDAO HUATONG GROUP), Wu Shouxi (managing director of KÜNKEL WAGNER) and Ralf Schulze (deputy managing director KÜNKEL WAGNER).


KÜNKEL WAGNER has again succeeded in winning the international tender of Sandmann Foundry Haian Co., Ltd. in Shanghai.  As in 2015/2016, KW will deliver, install and commission a moulding plant „Made in Germany“ at Shanghai Sandmann Foundry Haian Co., Ltd. in 2018.  The new moulding plant will be designed for a flask size of 1.000 x 800 x 270/270 mm and a production rate of 120 moulds/h.  True to the motto „Thinking ahead“ KÜNKEL WAGNER has developed a customized cooling line layout for this project: The standard cooling time will be 108 min., whereas castings requiring a very short cooling time may be punched-out after 10 min. already.