Hertwich Engineering GmbH, Austria

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.

Hertwich Engineering GmbH Website

Lizhong Group Ltd, China

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


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.

ALTEK Group Website

ABB AB, Sweden

ABB Metallurgy is the world’s leading supplier of electromagnetic (EMS) products for the metal industries. Our performance solutions are tailored to your process needs and provide guaranteed improvements in the productivity, quality and economy of your operation.

By combining experience and metallurgical expertise, gained from an unrivalled number of installations, we are able to offer the widest range of EMS products on the market including:

  • Electromagnetic stirrers for ladle, arc and aluminium furnaces
  • Electromagnetic stirring, braking & temperature measurement devices for continuous casting/li>
  • Electromagnetic stabilizers for galvanizing lines

The ABB Al-EMS range includes side and bottom-mounted, air and liquid-cooled varieties. Available for melting, holding and chamber furnaces with capacities of up to 200 tons, they deliver up to 25% higher productivity, 10% lower gas consumption and can reduce dross formation by 15%. What’s more our Al-EMS green series boasts the very lowest energy consumption on the market.

ABB Metallurgy is your preferred partner for new installations, upgrades, service and maintenance.

For more information visit http://www.abb.com/metals

Alcoa Norway ANS, Norway

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life.

Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

Visit us online on http://www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter and our Facebook page.


MQP, formed in the year 2000, is based in the UK and operates on a global basis through a network of consultants and distributors.

The Company’s guiding philosophy from inception has been to develop and introduce innovative technology for casthouses worldwide with the overall aim of improving quality and reducing operating costs. The development of close partnerships with suppliers and key customers is fundamental to the successful achievement of this approach.

MQP supplies the following products and equipment:

  • Optifine - an exceptionally powerful grain refiner bringing consistent performance and economic benefits to a growing number of aluminium casthouses worldwide
  • Opticast - unique technology and methology for the in-line control and optimisation of grain refinement
  • Optifilter - three strage, in-line, filtration system incorporating a ceramic foam filter, grain refinement and a novel, efficient, final stage cyclone filter
  • Batchpilot - industry-proven, innovative, automated, furnace weighing system for the casthouse. It brings an overall increase of more than 15% in casthouse productivity by increasing the percentage of "right first time" batching and eliminating short casts
  • Refinal - established range of, environmental friendly, fused fluxes based on MgCl2 for the efficient and economical removal of alkali metals and oxides from molten aluminium

MQP Ltd Website


Fives is a major international group who has been developing a unique competence both in industrial engineering and project management for almost two centuries. Fives’ multi-sector expertise, which allows a global vision of key industrial issues, is a powerful source of innovation for industrial solutions combining technology, safety and profitability.

For the Aluminium Industry, Fives has developed innovative solutions suited to increasingly strict industry standards.Fives is working continuously in partnership with its customers to create and develop the future of the aluminium industry, by bringing solutions adapted to the growing capacity of their smelters equipped with high amperage pots. Fives most particularly works on reducing energy consumption in its processes and equipment in order to reduce emissions to the minimum while at the same time improving the working conditions.

Through its Fives Solios and Fives ECL companies, itsexpertise is to design and supply process equipment and turnkey plants for the main aluminium producers worldwide.

As a worldwide leading EPC and Equipment provider for Casthouses, for more than 60 years, the company is dedicated to deliver Ultimate Plants and State Of The Art Equipment to Primary and Secondary aluminium producers. Fives has delivered more than 100 plants on EPC basis and installed 350 furnaces worldwide. By combining process knowledge, civil and construction expertise with key proprietary equipment (furnaces, water cooling system, launders, metal transfer systems,..) Fives is your Partner to design the casthouse of the future, today.

Fives Group Website

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.

Hycast AS, Norway – "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.

Hycast Website

Elkem AS, Norway

Elkem is one of the world’s leading companies for environmentally responsible production of materials. Its principal products are silicon, silicones, ferrosilicon, foundry alloys, carbon materials and microsilica. Elkem has four business areas and about 6100 employees.

Elkem is committed to the development and application of technology and business systems that result in continuous improvements in processes and costs. Elkem pays great attention to strategic positions, change processes and product development, and is constantly realigning its product portfolio towards more customer-tailored solutions.

Elkem offers a complete range of silicon grades, suitable for the entire aluminium industry. We combine a continuously improved product range with new technology, aiming at fast solubility and high silicon recovery. We offer tailor made products towards production of aluminium alloys ranging from cast alloys and rolling slabs to specialties like brazing.

ELSEAL ® is Elkem’s high-quality cathode ramming paste product range. The products have a proven performance in all major reduction cell technologies, and are well suited for any installation method. We are committed to provide our customers with products and services that can help them extend cell lifetime and improve the working environment.

For more information about Elkem, please visit: http://www.elkem.com