To support existing installations and future growth in the South African foundry sectors, Omega is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the owners of Endeco whereby a majority of the shares will be acquired and the company will change its name to Endeco – Omega Foundry Machinery (Pty) Ltd.
Endeco, based in Alberton, Johannesburg has been established for more than 30 years and engaged in the design and supply of foundry equipment to the South African market. Endeco’s existing facilities and personnel will be developed to provide full market support in terms of installation, service and repairs, spare parts availability and, manufacturing of the complete Omega product range.
Peter Petersen of Mondeco Solutions, who is the current Omega agent, will be handling sales and marketing and will also be a shareholder of the new venture. Roy Dias has been appointed Managing Director and Victor Dias will be Technical Director.
Endeco Omega manufacture new continuous mixers complete with all the accessory equipment
Chairman of Omega Mark Fenyes stated “South Africa is a very important market for Omega and since gaining some significant projects in the region it was obvious that we needed to take the next step and establish a local presence. I am very pleased that an agreement to partner with Endeco has been reached, and we will be looking to build on the synergies between our companies to deliver a full range of services and products to the market.”
About Omega Foundry Machinery
Omega Foundry Machinery, is a leading manufacturer of no-bake equipment based in Peterborough UK. The company has a successful history of developing JV’s to support regional markets; the first JV company was formed in the USA in 2000 and subsequently similar ventures have been formed in India, Australia, Turkey and Malaysia.
The company celebrated its 30th anniversary in June last year with 150 staff, clients and guests and agents from around the world attending festivities at the company’s head office facility in Morley Way, Peterborough, which is situated in the county of Cambridgeshire in the east of England.
Endeco Omega’s manufacturing capabilities include sand reclamation plant complete with new holding bins and silos
The company was originally part of Baker Perkins and began to function independently in 1984 after a successful management buy-out and then subsequent MBO by the current owner Mark Fenyes in 1996. The company has continued to specialise in the manufacture of equipment for the ‘chemically bonded’ or ‘no-bake’ process in the foundry industry.
Fenyes himself has been in the foundry industry for his entire working career, having started off as a sand technician at Renishaw Foundry in the UK.
“I left school at 16 and started work at the foundry in Sheffield as a metallurgical trainee. At the same time I went to night school at the local college and qualified as a metallurgist after six years.”
“I then left the foundry and joined a supplier to the industry and was based in Birmingham for some time before being sent to the USA on a year’s contract that lasted five.”
“The opportunity to join Omega as MD then came up and I moved back to the UK. A year later I led a management buy-out to take over the company.”
A new five ton an hour Endeco Omega continuous mixer
So began a “long and happy relationship” he told clients, agents, staff and fellow foundry personnel gathered to celebrate the milestone anniversary of the company.
“Our desire within the company has always been to “be the best”. From an initial compliment of 12 staff the company now employs globally 170 people, manufacturing a range of mould handling, sand mixing and reclamation, core making and ancillary equipment.”
“In the last 30 years Omega has acquired or formed several strategic companies. Besides Peterborough our equipment is also manufactured and serviced in five other countries. These include, Tinker Omega, which is a USA based JV serving North and South America, Omega Sane Foundry Machinery PVT Ltd, an Indian based JV serving the local markets in and around India and WES Omega Foundry Machinery PTY, an Australian based JV with manufacturing sites in Melbourne and also Ipoh in Malaysia to serve this region.
Omega also acquired Richards Engineering Ltd (founded 1873), in 2009 and is a leading manufacturer of thermal sand processing equipment.
An 8 station carousel moulding plant manufactured by holding company Omega Foundry Machinery
Omega invested over two million pounds to relocate to new premises in Woodston, Peterbourough, UK, which it moved into in June 2012. “It was really to consolidate the manufacturing. We had five locations around Peterborough and I think it’s better for the workforce to combine into one area. That was the main reason, to get everyone under one roof,” said Fenyes.
In 2013 Omega, which has had strong ties with Japan-based metalcasting equipment maker Sintokogio Ltd. for more than seven years through a license agreement to manufacture and market the “USR” range of Sinto’s secondary reclamation units, announced an enhancement of the strategic alliance. The alliance is intended to increase the range of products manufactured under license by Omega, further penetrate nobake markets, and improve service and support.
“We have also sponsored Peterborough United Football Club, who are a professional English football side in the League One division, for eight seasons.”
Current World Foundry Organisation president Vinod Kapur has represented Omega in India for over 20 years.
Through the development of locally designed and tested equipment and the policy of continually introducing new equipment has enabled the company to remain in the forefront of the industry, and essentially assist foundries in import replacement. An added benefit today for foundries is that Endeco are also prepared to handle all the civil engineering aspects that are involved in installing equipment.
The company manufactures core machines from 2.5 to 100 litre for jobbing and high repetition applications
The range of sand plant and equipment that Endeco designs and manufactures consists of all the necessary equipment used in both green sand and chemical bonded sand projects, from a small ferrous or non-ferrous foundry to the largest semi-automatic or automatic complex, and for virtually any type, size, quality or quantity of casting. The equipment includes reclamation plant, continuous and batch mixers, rotary drums, cooler classifiers, conveying systems, compaction tables, vibrating feeders and shake-outs, rollover units, rotary screens, aerators, weighing devices and additive screw feeders.
Additional equipment that Endeco has designed and manufactured includes chromite sand separators, ladles, bucket elevators, dust extractors, moulding boxes, pneumatic conveying systems, degassing units, silos, a mono rail system, spincasting equipment, rotary sand dryers and mould drying and coating units.
Initially Endeco outsourced all the fabrication work but since the purchase of their premises in Alberton, Gauteng 20 years ago, all the manufacturing has been done in-house.
Endeco is not a consultancy to the foundry industry but offers an experienced project service with enthusiastic control from concept to commissioning of modern foundry plants engineered to the highest standards.
A fast loop moulding line
Another product offered is sand mixers with specifications from 3 to 100 tons per hour
Endeco has established a reputation as a main contractor able to design, procure, manufacture, supply, install, commission and project manage a foundry plant and project. Every contract is rigidly programmed and progressed through regular client/contractor co-operation. Endeco has a long and proud reputation of being “on time”.
Endeco was established 31 years ago by the late Luis Dias as a foundry equipment design company and evolved into a manufacturer of the equipment.
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