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Novocast has increased its mold filling speed to nearly 200 molds per hour.


Te second time around, for both parent company and metalcaster, appears to be a better match.


Reentering Northern Mexico Built as a $65 million partnership between Grede


Foundries, Milwaukee, and Grupo Proeza, a Mexican manufacturing conglomerate, Novocast’s 230,000-sq.-ft. facility served the Monterrey area’s numerous customers in its key industries of medium/heavy truck, automotive and other industrial applications. After its initial divestment in the facility, Grede


returned to the negotiating table in 2011 after undergoing a significant transformation. Grede Holdings was formed in 2010 with the consolidation of Grede Foundries Inc., Blackhawk Foundry (USA) and Citation Corporation. Looking to reenter the Northern Mexican marketplace, Grede Holdings, based in Southfield, Mich., reached a deal to reacquire Novocast and nearby Teknik, a small iron caster also owned by Grupo Proeza that produced turbo housings, brackets and hubs. “We share complementary product lines and equip-


ment, which will add to our existing manufacturing capacity in support of our customer growth projections in this expanding economy,” said Doug Grimm, president and CEO, Grede. Producing cast components from 1 lb. to 200 lbs. includ-


ing axle carriers, differential cases and turbo housings, Novo- cast had rebounded from the global recession of 2008-2009 to approach full capacity when it was reacquired by Grede


Novocast公司已将充型能力提高到每小时约200个。 重返北墨西哥市场


密尔沃基的Grede 铸造厂与墨西哥的制造业集团 Grupo Proeza向占地21,368平方米的Novocast公司注 资6500万美元,服务于蒙特雷主要的中卡、重卡、汽 车等行业。


在首次撤资后,Grede公司发生了重大转变,并在 2011年重新回到了谈判桌。Grede控股公司成立于 2010年,由Grede铸造公司、Blackhawk铸造公司和 Citation集团公司合并组成。为了重返北墨西哥市场, 密西根州南菲尔德的Grede控股公司与Novocast和 附近的Teknik达成了重新并购交易。Teknik公司也是 Grupo Proeza的子公司,是一家生产涡轮外壳、支架 和轮毂的小型铸铁企业。 Grede公司总裁兼首席执行官Doug Grimm说:“ 互补的产品生产线和设备,将扩大目前的产能,满足不 断增长的客户需求。” 重新由Grede控股公司收购后,Novocast公司已从 2008-2009年的全球经济危机中复苏,并接近了满负荷 生产,产品包括从1磅到200磅的后桥外壳、差速器箱 和涡轮外壳等。2013年,公司积极安装了压力浇注系 统,将年产能提高了10,000吨,以满足客户的需求。在 此之前,Novocast公司新的所有者,即Grede控股公


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