Elkem Foundry Products sets new record in 2018 for global shipments of high-performance foundry alloys

Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, 22 November 2018: Today Elkem Foundry Products celebrated the 150,000tonnes of high performance foundry alloys shipped in 2018 to gray- and ductile iron foundries worldwide, at iron foundry Sakabe in Japan.

Japan Sales Director Masayoshi Ryu celebrated the arrival of the 150.000th ton of Elkem Foundry Products at Sakabe in Japan today. The big bag of Lamet ® 4920 nodulariser represents a milestone for Elkem Foundry Products.

Mr. Sakurai, Executive Managing Director of Sakabe, commented: “This delivery is a historic moment for Elkem Foundry Products and we’re very honoured to receive the 150.000th tonne. Lamet ® 4920 is a specialty product provided by Elkem, and it enables us to efficiently produce the nodular-graphite structure needed in Sakabe’s ductile-iron castings. More importantly, the additional technical service that Elkem provides is for us, just as important as using the right, high quality product. The collaboration with Elkem has been excellent over the last 5 years and therefore we are honoured to celebrate this milestone with them. “

Masayoshi Ryu said: “With this milestone we are celebrating not only the steady increase in sales worldwide, but it also proves that Elkem Foundry Products’ business model works and that it is highly appreciated by our customers. The unique combination of high quality products and technical service Elkem offers as a complete package, enables our customers to be even more efficient and to produce the best castings. Today, we’re very proud of this success and we’re pleased that after more than 5 years of cooperation, this milestone is celebrated at Sakabe. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Sakabe in the future”.

About Elkem

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the entire value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Headquartered in Oslo, the company’s 27 production sites and extensive network of sales offices and agents around the world ensure proximity to customers and access to attractive end markets. Elkem’s over 6000 skilled employees and significant R&D activities provide a solid basis for further technology-driven growth.

For any further information please contact:

Mr. Gary Hawkins – Regional Sales Director Asia of Elkem Foundry Products

gary.hawkins@elkem.com -  +61 435 767365

Ms. Clarissa Boomgaards – Marketing Coordinator Elkem Foundry Products Division

clarissa.boomgaards@elkem.com -  +31 6 1819 1455


Photo Caption:

Elkem’s Masayoshi Ryu (2nd from right) helps Sakabe commemorate the arrival of Elkem’s 150,000 ton of foundry alloys shipped worldwide in 2018. The Sakabe operating team (from left) of  Mr. Ogata (Melting Group Leader), Mr.Ushiki (Deputy General Manager), Mr.Yamanaka (General Manager), Mr.Sakurai (Executive Managing Director), Mr.Hayakawa (R&D Assistant) was present for the ceremony.