The foundry industry has undergone a major transformation in recent years, yet despite the stagnation in steel and iron casting it is generating steady growth with more than 100 million tonnes.
Meanwhile, non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and magnesium alloys are increasingly coming into focus. Besides that, foundries have extremely diverse customer groups. Automotive manufacturers account for approx. 55% on the ferrous side and for over 84% on the nonferrous metal casting side. The second most important customer sector for foundries is general machine construction with around 40 different industry segments.