Foundries and diecasters future leaders have an understanding of the past and a vision of the future, and they are being shaped by the challenges of today. The same can be said about supplier companies in the industry.
The recent JV merger between local company Endeco and Omega Foundry Machinery brings together two companies that have an established record locally and worldwide, with over 60 years in combined experience.
The company’s business is to design, procure, manufacture, supply, install, commission and project manage a foundry plant and project as the main contractor. Every contract is rigidly programmed and progressed through regular client/contractor co-operation.
“Too often, the foundry industry is diverted into its roots, which is making sand, making iron and then you put the ingredients together. But there’s more to it than that. There are a lot of foundry guys out there that still think of it as an art form. We need to advance past the art and get to the science – doing things more efficiently,” stated Roy Dias, who has been appointed Managing Director of Endeco – Omega Foundry Machinery (Pty) Ltd.
“The synergies that have been created between our companies, Endeco and Omega Foundry Machinery, will ensure that the design and supply of foundry equipment to the South African market will be on a par with international standards and best practices.”
“As suppliers we can influence and adapt the mentality of the local industry as to how and when they embrace investment in new technologies. But more importantly we are here to support existing installations and create future growth in the South African foundry sector. We provide full market support in terms of installation, service and repairs, spare parts availability and, now manufacturing of the complete Omega product range.”
To celebrate the JV agreement Endeco – Omega Foundry Machinery invited clients and friends to a function at Emperors Palace in February. The pictures below depict some of the guests that attended.
For further information contact Roy Dias on TEL: 011 907 1785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Peter Petersen on 079 448 1277 or email email@example.com; Mark Fenyes on TEL: +44 1733 232231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.endeco.co.za or www.ofml.net
Peter Petersen, Rui Dias, Mark Feynes and Victor Dias all of Endeco Omega
Kobus Van Den Berg of Foseco South Africa with Vincent and Cobus Van Der Walt, both of Knight Sales Foundry
John Williams MD of Krier Africa with David Edwards of Omega Foundry Machinery
Greg and Grant Estman, both of Viking Foundry with Mark Feynes of Omega Foundry Machinery
Darren Brown of Guestro Foundry, John Davies CEO of the South African Institute of Foundrymen and Mike Holton
Linda and Rocky Bernades, both of B&K Foundry, Rui Dias MD of Endeco Omega, Marie Sammonds of Insimbi Alloys and Mark Hughes MD of Rely Intracast
Kevin Keeling MD of MIS Engineering, Enno Krueger Foseco’s Business Unit Manager in South Africa and Eric Benvenuti Production Director of MIS Engineering
Greg Smith MD of JC Impellers, Paul Diana-Oliaro Director Chem-Systems and Boelie Van Der Westhuysen of Steloy Castings
Nigel Pardoe and Barry Butler, both of Thomas Foundry with Colleen Boyce Sales Manager and Gordon McNeilage MD, both of the SI Group
Arrie Schriek of Volclay, Danie Slabbert MD of Steloy Castings and Sarel Kruger of Guestro Foundry
Danie Bester, Neels Herman, Thomani Muhanganei, all of Scaw Metals with Peter Petersen of Endeco Omega
Charles Chisanbo and Greenbert Nekati, both of Marondera Foundry Zimbabwe with Janlie Kotze of Ceramic and Alloy Specialists and the South African Institute of Foundrymen Vice President