Profile

Expertise in Lightweight Design and Casting

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Organization

International division of the publicly traded company Georg Fischer AG

Headquarters

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Core Business

Development, production, and processing of heavy-duty lightweight parts in iron sand casting, aluminum high-pressure die-casting, and magnesium high-pressure die-casting for the automotive industry and its suppliers, as well as for industrial applications and consumer goods

Locations

Eleven production sites in Europe, USA and Asia, manufacturing partnerships in North America, Japan, and Indonesia, two sites for research and development in Switzerland and China

Market Position

World's leading supplier of cast iron and lightweight cast metal parts for the powertrain, chassis, and body of commercial vehicles and passenger cars, demonstrably a top performer in delivery quality and delivery reliability

Specialist Knowledge

Proven expertise in casting processes (sand casting, die casting) and materials (iron, aluminum, magnesium) that are relevant in (large-scale) serial production

Development and Validation Expertise

  • In-house material and process development
  • Product development with the support of the latest computerized simulation
  • Creation of prototypes under serial production conditions
  • Accredited testing institute for verification of computerized simulations on real cast components

In-House Developments

  • Highly heat-resistant cast iron material SiMo1000
  • Heavy-duty cast iron material SiboDur
  • Cast aluminum material AluSiDur for aluminum in new capacities
  • Analytical methods for obtaining optimal material parameters for components
  • Low pressure sand casting process LamiCast
  • Composite casting with iron and lightweight metal materials
  • Welding of cast iron

Responsibility (CSR)

Pro-active measures for environmental protection, sustainable production

Employees

Approximately 5000 employees worldwide

Sales 2016

More than EUR 1.2 billion, approximately CHF 1.3 billion

Organization Chart

The organization chart reflects its organization as an internationally active corporate group with several plants at home and abroad.

The Management of the individual plants reports to the respective division management and the latter to Josef Edbauer, the Head of GF Automotive. The departments Marketing and Sales, Human Resources, Purchasing, Research and Development as well as Finances and Controlling also report to him.