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The KÜNKEL WAGNER team of Deputy Managing Director Ralf Schulze, Senior International Sales Manager Gelson Montero and Sales & Marketing Director of North America Market Carlos Quintella together with the team of Eco Sand Sistemas e Equipamentos Industriais Ltda. (partner company of KÜNKEL WAGNER in Brazil) enjoyed the opportunity of welcoming foundry experts face-to-face, strengthening their existing business relations and establishing new contacts during the FENAF 2022 held from 13‑16 June 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Many visitors from leading Brazilian and other Latin-American foundries met the KÜNKEL WAGNER professionals for high-quality discussions and vivid exchange of information both at the booth and at the accompanying 19th ABIFA foundry congress CONAF.  In connection with the current significant growth of the Brazilian foundry industry, relevant information on many new projects was exchanged.

Gelson Montero and Carlos Quintella held detailed presentations at the foundry congress which attracted many foundry professionals.  Carlos Quintella spoke about The Foundry and its Challenges.  His presentation was supplemented by Gelson Montero who shared interesting information and facts with the conference visitors about the Increase in metallurgical yield in nodular cast iron, by understanding the relationship between mould properties and graphite expansion.

We thank all visitors and the organization committee for the successful FENAF 2022.  KÜNKEL WAGNER looks back on a promising trade fair and will continue to develop state-of-the-art foundry solutions for customers all around the world in accordance with KÜNKEL WAGNER’s motto “Thinking ahead”.

KÜNKEL WAGNER is proud to announce the inauguration and operation of a new manufacturing facility of its company near Vadodara in India.

At this facility we would be manufacturing the precision moulding machines with all the standard features and technology available in our state-of-the-art moulding machines for small and medium scale foundries along with the moulding line and sand plant equipment and semi‑automatic pouring machines.

We are convinced that the investment in the new manufacturing facility will boost KÜNKEL WAGNER’s presence in the Indian market!

TATRA METALURGIE a.s. has selected KÜNKEL WAGNER as partner for their new foundry ecologization project. Giving KÜNKEL WAGNER preference to other competitors has been decided after several years of thorough analysis and investigations. KÜNKEL WAGNER is very proud to be the winner of the competition.

One of the existing moulding lines will be replaced by a new KÜNKEL WAGNER moulding plant with a moulding machine KW MASTER Eco® using the proven TWINPRESSplus moulding process. The moulding plant will be designed for an initial production rate of 50 moulds/h with a flask size of 1.540×1.050×400+50/400 mm. Besides the moulding plant KÜNKEL WAGNER will also supply a return sand cooler type ASK 150, a rotary mixer type WM 3 120 and a polygonal screen type PS4 presenting the major components of the new sand preparation plant.

TATRA METALURGIE a.s. located in Koprivnice/Czech Republic has a long history in foundry business and automotive industry. Products made by TATRA are renowned throughout the world. KÜNKEL WAGNER is very pleased to contribute to the global success of TATRA in the future.

The new era of metallurgy is just around the corner!

Leaders side by side: KÜNKEL WAGNER is proud to announce that Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited has reaffirmed their faith in KÜNKEL WAGNER by placing their third contract for an automatic moulding plant incl. sand preparation plant against it’s competitors due to an outstanding overall concept.

Kirloskar has specialized in the production of castings for the automotive sector and enjoys an excellent reputation with the world’s largest automobile manufacturers – thanks to its advanced technology and innovations.  Kirloskar manufactures cylinder block & head castings and housings for a wide range of engines, across construction machines, farm equipment and utility vehicles.

KÜNKEL WAGNER will supply an automatic moulding plant [1.000x800x350/350 mm, 80 mph] including sand preparation plant for duplicating an existing facility in Solapur/India with a high-pressure moulding machine KW MASTER Eco®. A perfect combination of excellent mould quality with a guaranteed tolerance class CT8 and energy efficiency.  This became THE KEY POINT for Kirloskar’s decision in favour of KÜNKEL WAGNER.

KÜNKEL WAGNER feels honoured to be able to add another milestone to the partnership history with Kirloskar.  Where high quality standards meet pioneering technology this will always form the basis for an unstoppable success story.

Many thanks to everyone involved in this project.  We look forward to working closely with the Kirloskar team on this project to make it successful in every way.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Carlos Quintella has joined KÜNKEL WAGNER Germany as Sales & Marketing Director for North America.  Our office in Chicago, Illinois has been chosen as a strategic location to support and strengthen the presence of KÜNKEL WAGNER Germany in the American foundry industry as well as the Canadian market.

 

Mr. Quintella is a renowned expert in the global foundry industry and, besides the sale of our products, he will coach our customers also in technological and metallurgic issues.  Mr. Quintella has over 40 years of experience in the international foundry industry.  His jobs at ThyssenKrupp in Brazil or Simpson Technologies in the U.S.A. as well as his many roles as a manager or director provide evidence that Mr. Quintella is exactly the right person to represent KÜNKEL WAGNER Germany in North America.

 

Further to the presence in the German, European and Asian market it is the clear and strategic goal of KÜNKEL WAGNER Germany to increase its market share in North America.  In addition to the new sales representation by Mr. Quintella we are also planning the establishment of an after-sales service point in the U.S.A. for maximum and concentrated customer support.

 

KÜNKEL WAGNER has been furnishing foundries around the world with machines Made in Germany for 114 years and has decisively influenced the foundry industry through pioneering innovations.  Mr. Quintella will be involved in our R&D projects in order to be able to respond even better to the demands, especially in America.  We extend a warm welcome to:

 

Carlos Quintella

Sales & Marketing Director | North America Market

Head of Metallurgy

 

Cell: +1 630 803 9277

c.quintella@kuenkel-wagner.com

Mid of January 2021 Jiangsu ChangFa Agricultural Equipment Co., Ltd. placed an order with KÜNKEL WAGNER for the supply of an automatic moulding plant (flask size 1.200x800x400/350, production rate 80 moulds/h) and a pouring machine MAXPOUR®.  ChangFa is a supplier of castings for the building industry as well as for agricultural machinery (i.e. cylinder blocks for tractors and construction machines such as excavators) in China and globally.  ChangFa took a clear decision in favour of KÜNKEL WAGNER.  Key factors were the precision of our moulding machine MASTER Eco® as well as the service life of our equipment lasting for decades.

SOUND CASTINGS – a technocrat and entrepreneur driven company in the foundry heartland of India – Kolhapur – are the proud new members of the large family of completely satisfied KÜNKEL WAGNER partners in India.

Due to the convincing overall concept, our expertise and our excellent references in this business and casting segment SOUND CASTINGS took a studied and clear decision in favour of KÜNKEL WAGNER.  In co-operation with our daughter company KW-INDIA we will supply a moulding plant having a flask size of 1.200x900x380/380 mm and a production rate of 80 moulds/h alongwith an integrated sand preparation plant having a capacity of 120 t/h.

Their production programme would include gearbox housings, motor blocks for agricultural tractors and other components for var. business segments.

KÜNKEL WAGNER are glad to announce that thanks to a conclusive concept they have been awarded the contract by MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA for the supply of an automatic moulding plant and sand preparation plant.

MAHINDRA Group specialized in the mobility sector and enjoying an excellent reputation based on advanced technology is one of the largest and most important manufacturers in the automotive and farm equipment sector both in India and internationally.

KÜNKEL WAGNER will supply a moulding plant (1.250x900x380/380 mm, 90 mph) incl. sand preparation plant for the production of engine blocks at their Swaraj Foundry Unit in Punjab.

KÜNKEL WAGNER is renowned for system competency along with enhancing process technology.  The high‑pressure moulding machine KW MASTER Eco® combining outstanding mould quality and precision with energy efficiency, perfectly meets the requirements of MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA.

KW MASTER Eco® is an innovation made in Alfeld accepted by numerous customers all over the world and presents a further milestone within the already 114 years of history and experience of KÜNKEL WAGNER.

KÜNKEL WAGNER feel honoured to be the partner of MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA in this important project and are looking forward to a long and mutually satisfactory relationship.

KW management at Mahindra headquarters in Mumbai

from left to right: S. Goradia, R. Schulze, A. Patil (Mahindra), A. Kamdar, G. Montero

KÜNKEL WAGNER are delighted to announce that Döktaş Dökümcülük Ticaret ve San. A.Ş, which is the largest foundry group in Turkey and the 5th largest foundry in Europe, have awarded KÜNKEL WAGNER the contract for the supply of two pouring machines of type MAXPOUR® MX 20 for their Orhangazi iron foundry which mainly produces Ductile Iron and Cast Iron components

The two pouring machines will be installed in the existing moulding plants of a Third Party – German supplier having moulding line parameters 1.250 x 900 x 400/400 mm, 60 moulds/h and 1.960 x 1.260 x 400/400 mm, 40 moulds/h, with a view to enhance the efficiency of the foundries.

The cutting-edge technology of the KÜNKEL WAGNER pouring machines will also enhance the global market competitiveness of DÖKTAŞ.

DÖKTAŞ is a leading company in Turkey specialized in manufacturing cast iron, ductile iron and aluminium castings for the automotive, heavy commercial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery industry.

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.

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