On 26th July 2016, Cranfield Foundry held a ground-breaking ceremony in Probishtip, The Republic of Macedonia, to mark the start of construction of a modern foundry. It is forecasted that the production will begin in 2017.
In the presence of Macedonia’s prime minister, deputy prime minister, minister of foreign investments, the mayor of the city of Probishtip and other distinguished guests, the shareholders and the CEO of Cranfield Foundry laid the first cornerstone of the 8,000m2 foundry.
The project was initiated in 2014 with the first steps being to build a team and find quality partners to ensure successful execution of this greenfield investment.
Designed for Cranfield Foundry by turnkey solutions provider GEMCO - the new facility will be able to produce grey iron castings of EN-GJL 150-350 and other related grades, along with ductile iron castings of EN-GJS 350-800 and other related grades.
The foundry equipment has been commissioned from some of the most well known suppliers in the industry. DISA and ABP will provide the key components of the foundry which will produce a wide range of products such as fittings, valves, decorative and other custom-made quality castings for customers in diverse industries such as automotive, agriculture, railway, construction, oil and refinery.
In his speech during the ground-breaking ceremony, Dariusz Dziuba, the CEO of Cranfield Foundry, said: “Today is a significant milestone towards achieving Cranfield Foundry’s aim and that is to service customers from high-volume businesses in the Middle East and Europe by delivering on time, competitively priced, quality castings.”
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