Europe’s newest grey and ductile iron foundry to be opened in 2017
On the 26th of July 2016, Cranfield Foundry held the Ground-breaking ceremony in Probishtip, The Republic of Macedonia to mark the start of construction of a modern foundry. It is forecasted that the production will begin in 2017.
In the presence of Macedonia’s Prime-Minister, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Foreign Investments, the Mayor of the city of Probishtip and other distinguished guests, the shareholders and the CEO of Cranfield Foundry have laid the first corner-stone of the 8,000m2 foundry. This project was initiated in 2014 with the first steps being to build a team and find quality partners to ensure successful execution of this greenfield investment.
Designed by GEMCO – the turn-key solution provider for Cranfield Foundry, with over 30 years of experience in the foundry industry, this factory will be able to produce grey iron castings of EN-GJL 150-350 and other related grades; as well as ductile iron castings of EN-GJS 350-800 and other related grades. The foundry equipment will come from some of the most well-known brands in the industry. DISA and ABP will provide the key components of the foundry which will be used to produce a wide range of products such as fittings, valves, decorative and other custom-made quality castings to serve customers in diverse industries such as automotive, agriculture, railway, construction, oil and refinery.
Photo: CEO of Cranfield Foundry - Mr. Dariusz Dziuba
Dariusz Dziuba, the CEO of Cranfield Foundry, in his speech during the ground-breaking ceremony said: "Today is a significant milestone towards achieving Cranfield Foundry’s aim and that is to service customers from high-volume businesses in the Middle East and Europe by delivering on time, competitively priced, quality castings."
source: Cranfield Foundry