Omega and Simpson enter into a global agreement

Omega Foundry Machinery, a leading manufacturer of no-bake equipment based in Peterborough, UK and Simpson Technologies Corporation from Aurora, Ilinois, USA, a leader in foundry and chemical industries process technology, have recently signed an agreement to cooperate in the field of sand reclamation.

“The demands on foundries to manufacture better castings at a lower cost while addressing the problem of disposing of large quantities of waste sand into landfills continue to intensify. Sand is the largest waste element in the foundry process and in some instances can constitute up to 70% of total waste volume,” said Mark Fenyes, Chairman of Omega Foundry Machinery.

“We have joined forces to help foundries to realise the cost savings and technical advantages available from sand reclamation. This agreement will allow Omega to give a proven solution to one of the main problems that face greensand foundries worldwide,” continued Fenyes.

“Our experience over many years in the foundry industry, both Simpson’s and Omega’s, has shown that no two foundries are exactly the same when it comes to their combination of sand, binder and operating conditions. As a result, the only way to properly determine the performance and expected payback of a sand reclamation equipment installation is to conduct a test prior to implementing a system.”

“Under license Omega Foundry Machinery installed a Simpson Pro-Claim® system at our Omega pilot plant in the UK to process the unique sand samples that emanate from each individual foundry. Foundry personnel are encouraged to be part of the testing at the Omega facilities so they can witness the stages required and see the results first hand. The testing of sand is an essential first step in determining the correct equipment to maximise performance and savings of the reclaimed sand when investing in a sand reclamation system.”

About Simpson Technologies Corporation
Simpson Technologies, founded in 1912, is a fifth-generation family business that concentrates on the design and manufacture of technology and services for the worldwide metal casting and chemical process industries. Primary products include greensand batch and continuous mixing equipment, moulding sand coolers, on-line mixer controls, core sand preparation systems, shell sand preparation plants, sand reclamation systems, sand laboratory equipment and foundry system design, engineering and automation systems.

About Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd
Omega was established in 1984 as a result of a management buyout from parent company Baker Perkins. The company has continued to concentrate on the no bake segment of the market and has manufacturing capabilities in the UK, USA, India, South Africa, Australia and Malaysia. Omega also has representative offices in Mexico, Turkey and China.

For further information contact Roy Dias of Endeco Omega on TEL: 011 907 1785 or email, or Peter Petersen of Mondeco on 079 448 1277 or email or visit