Group includes well-known foundry equipment manufacturing companies DISA, StrikoWestofen, ItalPresse and Gauss.
Mondeco Solutions have announced that they have been appointed the new agent in South Africa for the Norican Global Group of companies as of January 2018. The Norican Global Group is home to five leading globally active brands: DISA, Italpresse, Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator. Together, they offer a broad spectrum of technological solutions for customers from a wide range of industries including the automotive and aerospace sectors as well as the foundry and aluminium sectors. They do this using a global network of engineering expertise, manufacturing capacity and local service support.
The Norican Global Group was established in 2008 through the merger of DISA and Wheelabrator. The Group was subsequently acquired by Altor Fund IV in 2014 and in 2017 the Group acquired the Light Metal Casting Solutions Group comprising StrikoWestofen, ItalPresse and Gauss.
A crankshaft manufactured on a DISA 24/28 Match moulding machine
As a Danish headquartered mid-market, multinational corporation employing approximately
2 700 employees globally, serving over 10 000 customers in more than 100 countries, Norican provides metal parts formation and metal part preparation solutions across multiple industry segments through its leading technology brands.
Norican Group designs, develops, manufactures, supplies and supports melting, dosing, heat treatment, moulding and die-casting solutions, sand preparation and cooling preparation products, and surface preparation equipment, as well as parts and services. Foundries served by the group manufacture castings for industries including automotive, agricultural, home and kitchen, infrastructure, machinery and engineering and the municipality sectors.
The individual brands that form the Group are:
End-to-end grey iron foundry equipment manufacturers encompassing Disamatic vertical moulding lines, Disa Match matchplate moulding and Disa Flex horizontal moulding solutions, supported by sand plant solutions and core technologies
High-end furnace technology and heat treatment solutions for the global light metal casting industry, including StrikoMelter melting furnaces, Westomat dosing furnaces, as well as sophisticated continuous or batch-type heat treatment systems
Italpresse and Gauss
Complete, integrated light alloy casting solutions, including machines and automatic work cells for high-pressure, low-pressure and gravity die casting, with specialist expertise in supplying work cells for the production of complex automotive castings
Surface preparation (shot blasting) and shot peening technology, spanning both wheel and air blast equipment, parts and services, as well as vibratory finishing solutions and subcontract shot peening services
“We are excited about the opportunities this new association will bring and believe that it not only shows Norican’s continued commitment to the South African market, but an absolute determination to ensure that our valued customers receive the best possible support and service. All future enquiries for equipment, service and spare parts should be directed to Mondeco Solutions,” explained Petersen.
“Universal Blasting, the current Wheelabrator agent in South Africa, will continue as the agent until the end of March 2018. Thereafter they will be appointed as sub agent and continue to support their clients in the industry.”
“The rationale behind the appointment of Mondeco Solutions as the agent in South Africa is to consolidate the Norican Global group’s business in South Africa.”
“Additionally, with Mondeco Solutions’ association with Endeco-Omega Foundry Solutions in South Africa it provides a security to current and potential future clients that we will provide local installation and after sales support for these international partners products.”
Johannesburg launch 20 February 2018
“Norican and Mondeco will be holding an event in Johannesburg, Gauteng on the 20th February 2018 where we plan to introduce ourselves, explain our new set-up and provide you with product news and available services. Senior executives from the individual companies will be travelling to South Africa to give their perspective and answer any technical questions.”
“At Norican, we believe that technology leadership does not end with the equipment sale. It is essential that we support our customers throughout the lifetime of their equipment with technology, solutions and support in order to help them achieve optimum production performance and optimum product quality at a lower cost per part. We often rely on trusted partners like Mondeco in regions where we have no direct office to deliver both the sales and equipment support, and welcome them as a Norican partner,” said Per Edjorf, VP Sales & Service, Rest Of World at Norican Group.