Hertwich Engineering

Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group, is active worldwide with the design, supply, construction and commissioning of speciality machinery and equipment for the Aluminium industry, in particular for Aluminium casthouses.

The product range comprises the following technically advanced equipment:

  • Melting Furnaces
  • Casting Equipment
  • Homogenizing and Sawing Plants
  • Ultrasonic Inspection Stations

With Continuous Homogenizing Plants for extrusion billet Hertwich maintains its worldwide lead since many years (90 % market share). With advanced melting technology Hertwich has in recent years revolutionized the industry. Hertwich Engineering is competent for supplying complete Al-casthouses on a turnkey basis.

Hycast AS – "Game changer within casthouse solutions"

Hycast products are technology and processes for melt treatment and casting of aluminium alloys. Hycast differentiate themselves from competitors by offering not only separate products, but the whole integrated casting line. Hycast is a wholly-owned subsidiary by Hydro Aluminium AS, and was started as a spin-off from Hydro's research center at Sunndalsøra. Hycast develop, produce and market casthouse technology for the aluminium industry.


ALTEK is a technology-based company with specialist expertise and experience in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment and systems for the aluminium cast house. Their innovative technologies focus on environmentally friendly, profitable solutions for the Aluminium Industry. Their engineers have a wealth of international experience in developing and refining solutions to dross and scrap recycling and are a unique process based skill resource for our worldwide customers.

ALTEK aim to provide the best technology and knowledge, to meet customer needs through a deep understanding of their production processes, operation, equipment and operational cost and profitability requirements.

Lizhong Group

Lizhong Group was established in 1984, specializes in foundry aluminum alloys, master alloys & grain refiner, molds, aluminum alloy wheels and automatic metallurgical equipment’s development, manufacture and sales. Lizhong is a multi-national group with subsidiaries in China, the USA, and Thailand, forming an international production and sales network.

Brief introduction of subsidiary of Lizhong Group:

  • Lizhong Alloy Group was founded in 1984, is the manufacturer of foundry aluminium alloy of 33 years history and annual capacity 800,000 mt.
    For more information please visit: http://www.lizhong.com.cn
  • Lizhong Wheel Group was founded in 1995, is the manufacturer aluminium alloy wheels with 19 years and annual capacity 16 million pcs.
    For more information please visit: http://www.lzwheel.com
  • STNM was founded in 1998, is the manufacturer of aluminium master alloy with 19 years and annual capacity of 62,000 mt. It was listed in GEM of Shenzhen Stock Exchange on March 19th 2015.
    For more information please visit: http://www.stnm.com.cn
  • Baoding AnBaoNeng Smelting Facility Co., Ltd. Was founded in 2007, with 10 years history and specialized in research and manufacturing of aluminum smelting and treatment equipment.
    For more information please visit: http://china-abn.com

Wagstaff Inc.

Custom DC Casting Systems from Wagstaff

Wagstaff, Inc. is a 70-year-old industrial manufacturing company that provides customized, advanced aluminium direct-chill solidification technology to rolling ingot and extrusion billet producers worldwide.

Wagstaff offers:

  • casting machines
  • mold tables
  • process automation
  • rolling ingot tooling
  • extrusion billet tooling
  • strong alloy capabilities
  • molten metal level control
  • worldwide service and support

Wagstaff has delivered more than 1,100 billet systems, 400 ingot casting systems, 250 ShurCast™ Casting Machines and 350 AutoCast™ Automated Casting Control Systems in 58 countries.

Facilities utilizing Wagstaff equipment are able to produce the highest quality billet and ingot with premium surface quality and metallurgical properties. Customers frequently ask for “Wagstaff billets” by name.

Beyond the hardware delivery, first-class customer service is included with every purchase of genuine Wagstaff casting equipment. From on-site start up and refresher training, to workshops held in convenient locations around the world, we are committed to delivering to the right tools at the right time. Our customers’ success is our success, which is why we make this promise.

See http://www.wagstaff.com for more information on Wagstaff products and services.


Sapa is a 50/50 joint venture owned by Orkla ASA and Hydro ASA. Sapa develops, manufactures, and markets value-added profiles, profile-based building systems, and tubing solutions for automotive and heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration applications in lightweight aluminium. Our leading position is maintained through our unique combination of local expertise, a global network, and R&D capabilities.

Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH

Founded in 1865 HOESCH Group today is specialized in Melt Treatment Products and Services for the Global Aluminium Industry.

Our range of tailor made products and solutions includes:

  • High concentrated Alloying Additives
  • Aluminium Master Alloys
  • Melt Treatment Fluxes
  • Pure Metals
  • Metal Powders
  • Ceramics
  • Metallurgical Service incl. metallographic analysis and reporting

HOESCH is rated as High Quality Partner and reliable supplier to its Customers Worldwide.

Our strength with Manufacturing Plants and Sales Offices worldwide, ranks us in a leading position as reliable Cast House Partner of Primary, Secondary, Re-melters and Die Casters, where we stand strong together with our customers by adding value to the Aluminium Industry – Your Solution Partner from Melting to Casting.

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