Calderys has inaugurated a new Foundry Service Center in the Nordic region, in the strategic area of Mariestad, in order to provide solutions quicker and offer greater flexibility to its foundry customers.

Following the growing demand for outsourced refractory services in Sweden and as part of its customer-centric approach, Calderys has inaugurated a Foundry Service Center in Mariestad in the presence of major Swedish foundry customers, elected officials and local stakeholders.

Mariestad is a strategic area for Calderys because of its proximity to many of the Group’s clients. This Foundry Service Center will enable Calderys to provide “One Stop Shop” services to its Swedish and Scandinavian customers. It includes all the installation and equipment needed to improve flexibility and lead time. Calderys will be able to offer special solutions for customers’ equipment such as prefabrication (or precast) for ladles, runners and coreless induction furnaces (CIF). Outsourcing these services will free up the availability of end-users’ own equipment in production, and the Center’s solutions will allow them to reduce their CO2 emissions and improve the work ergonomics for installation.

Calderys will also offer full on-site installation of press pour furnaces and dry-out operations. Additionally, Calderys will propose practical training on customers’ sites. The construction of the center involved 15 companies and 60 people, most of them from the Mariestad region and neighboring cities. Industry-leading technical standards as well as the highest safety standards have been applied to meet the specific needs of the Swedish foundry industry. A dedicated team with a broad level of expertise, gathered from various sites across the Group, has been formed to work at the Center.

Aurélien Cadars, Senior Vice President EMEA of Calderys, said “I’m very proud of the work done by our teams to deliver this new Foundry Service Center. Thanks to this new facility, we will be able to respond to our Nordic foundry customers' requests in a shorter time with tailor-made and turnkey solutions, including design, engineering, supervision and installation. I'm confident that this new set-up will strengthen our long-term partnership with our key Swedish and Scandinavian customers, and help them improve the reliability of their operations. The local team played a key role in this project and I would like to thank them all for their dedication and support.”

Harald Zender, Calderys Foundry Vice President for the EMEA region, commented: “We wanted to have our tools, equipment and people closer to our Swedish customers to fulfill increasing demands more efficiently. Therefore, we have strategically positioned ourselves in a key foundry area, close to 70% of our main clients. The new premises encompass a total surface of 1,500m2, and there are also possibilities for future development of our business.”