New Sales Record Elkem Foundry Division in 2017!

Sakthi portugal

The Elkem Foundry Products Division set a new record in 2017 for Global shipments of high-performance Foundry Alloys - this year we have sold more than 125.000 mt!

In early December, our highly valued customer Sakthi Portugal SA received the 125.000th ton of Elkem Foundry alloys produced in 2017 in the form of a bigbag of Elmag® 6310 Nodulariser.

Gonzalo Basterra, Elkem Foundry Sales Manager Iberia, and Chris Ecob, Elkem Global Foundry Technical Customer Service Manager, were present at Sakthi when the “winning” bigbag arrived. The customer was not informed in advance, so they were pleasantly surprised and they were at the same time also awarded a framed certificate that they can proudly hang in their offices.

It was very fitting that Sakthi received this award as they are one of our biggest customers in Europe with whom we have an excellent working relationship. Sakthi opened a new production plant in Portugal this year to complement their existing site in Maia.

Elmag® nodulariser is one of the speciality products –  inoculants, nodularisers, cover alloys and pre-conditioners – that Elkem Foundry Product Division produces and markets to grey and ductile iron foundries. The magnesium-ferrosilicon product is used at Sakthi to produce high quality safety critical automotive castings.

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Mrs. Marina Roig (Purchasing Manager Sakthi), Mr Antonio Pinto and Mr Fernando Vilela (both responsible for Process and Quality at Sakthi), Mr Gonzalo Basterra and Mr Chris Ecob