Mr. Kobusinski gave Elkem Foundry an overview about the impressive global activities of the Mahle Group and more detailed information about Mahle Polska. The Germany based Mahle Group is one of the largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide with 170 locations on five continents, 75 000 employees and a sales volume of over EUR 10 billion. In Poland Mahle produce mainly pistons, cylinder liners and valves in large volumes for all the major car producers.
Elkem is the main supplier of the Mahle Polska iron foundry with about 9.000 t of Elgraph® recarburizers and over 3.000 t of Superseed® inoculants in the last 15 years. We also supply other foundries of the Mahle Group in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Austria and China making Mahle a global key account for Elkem.
Mr. Kobusinski said that Mahle has chosen Elkem because of the highest quality, consistency and “uncontested, friendly and pleasant co-operation”. After this big compliment Elkem was also reminded to continue improvements in product quality and provide technical assistance and R&D for the development of new cast iron grades.
After this great presentation Elkem was rewarded with a “cast iron handshake” from a very loyal customer.