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360° competence in Light Metal Casting

About

The Light Metal Casting Solutions Group (LMCS) is a group of leading capital equipment manufacturers and service providers for the light metal casting industry, processing Aluminum, Magnesium and Zinc alloys. Through investments or strategic partnerships we offer other strong brands the possibility to become part of the group. Every brand of the group stays independent, but has the chance to gain from our global market access and other strategic advantages.

Group Standards

Companies of the Light Metal Casting Solutions Group…

E

Highest Efficiency

… offer products with the highest up-time and efficiency in terms of energy and material consumption

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Leading Technology

… offer the leading technological solution in its segment and understand itself as innovation leader

S

Best Service

… offer the best service and highest spare part availability in all foundry centers globally

Global Standards

… offer globally the same product and service quality and understand itself as partner, particularly for multinational customers, who want to replicate and streamline their productivity and quality standards on a global basis

Synchronized Interfaces

… offer synchronized interfaces with centralized control and monitoring solutions for the highest uptimes

Automation

… can realize projects from the single machine up to fully automated cells for all type of parts including structural parts

Knowledge and Experience

… have broad know-how, experienced dedicated experts and long lasting customers

Facts and
Figures

— Revenues: >150 m€ in 2015
— Average growth of companies >15% p.a.
— Number of countries with own branches: 9
— Number of installations: >10.000
— Number of countries with installations of LMCS companies: >55
— Number of active customers: >1.500
— Supplier to 9 of the top 10 automakers
— All companies are EN ISO 9001:2008 certified

Continuously expanding

We are looking for companies that share the same standards in terms of technological leadership, efficiency and services for the light metal foundry industry. The Light Metal Casting Solutions Group values and understands the individual character and importance of superior technologies. Under the roof of its holding it offers the perfect conditions for such technologies and their brands to grow profitable on a global basis. This could be realized in manifold ways such as through market and customer access, pooling of service structures and shared use of international spare part hubs.

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Established in 1969, Italpresse Industrie produces high pressure die casting machines and automatic work cells for the die casting of aluminum and magnesium.

  Italpresse
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Founded in 1950, StrikoWestofen is a brand and a synonym for high-end furnace technology in the light metal casting industry.

  StrikoWestofen
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Gauss Automazione has, since its beginnings, concentrated on manufacturing machines, automation and robotics for the aluminum industry.

  Gauss

Italpresse

Established in 1969, Italpresse Industrie produces high pressure die casting machines and automatic work cells for the die casting of aluminum and magnesium. Italpresse is active worldwide with over 3500 installations and prestigious references, with a constant focus on excellence, technological innovation, quality and production flexibility. Italpresse provides customers with more than 45 years of experience, acquired in the most advanced industries worldwide: since its establishment Italpresse has exclusively focused on light alloy high pressure die casting and gravity die casting. Italpresse offers prompt and professional service to ensure that machines and cells always work in the best way and last over time, wherever they are.

  • Headquarter: Capriano del Colle (Brescia), Italy
  • Product focus: Automatic work cells and machines for high pressure die casting, automation, integration and engineering consulting

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StrikoWestofen

Founded in 1950, StrikoWestofen is a brand and a synonym for high-end furnace technology in the light metal casting industry. The reputation for technology that is measurable as well as sustainable is reflected in more than 7000 installations worldwide. Already in the stage of research and development it focuses on the economics, the ecology and the human likewise. This is the reason why it offers products that realize measurable profits for its customers. Its solutions need less energy and resources, generate low emissions, reduce rejects dramatically, enhance reliability and security of the process, and offer easy handling in a clean work environment. This is what StrikoWestofen offers, globally, at the same quality.

  • Headquarter: Gummersbach, Germany
  • Product focus: Al/Mg/Zn melting furnaces, liquid metal transport, Al/Mg/Zn dosing furnaces

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Gauss

Gauss Automazione has, since its beginnings, concentrated on manufacturing machines, automation and robotics for the aluminum industry. Gauss developed its technologies and supplied hundreds of gravity die casting cells to the world’s main foundries that often anticipate future production processes. Technological partner for major groups in the automotive industry, Gauss holds a leadership position in supplying cells for the production of complex automotive castings. From feasibility to technical support during start-up and the start of production: Gauss not only produces systems, but integrated turnkey solutions for the gravity foundry with total flexibility. Due to this broad experience and knowledge it is supplier to the most important automotive OEMs worldwide.

  • Headquarter: Capriano del Colle (Brescia), Italy
  • Product focus: Automatic work cells and machines for gravity die casting, cells and machines for low pressure die casting, automation, integration and engineering consulting

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Heat Treatment

In 2016 StrikoWestofen established the business unit Heat Treatment which offers continuous and batch furnace systems, quenching units as well as carriers for the low-distortion heat treatment of aluminum cast parts.

  StrikoWestofen

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The LMCS Tech is a consulting and engineering company with a specific industry focus on light metal casting.

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StrikoWestofen Heat Treatment

Since 2016 systems for the heat treatment of aluminum cast parts are another core competence of the LMCS group. This new addition to the group‘s portfolio was achieved through the integration of BPR-Engineering‘s employees from Rheda-Wiedenbrück by StrikoWestofen. The 20+ years of experience of the founder of BPR, Frank Herkenräder, and his team are the basis for the new business unit Heat Treatment at StrikoWestofen. The new business unit follows a holistic approach. Heat treatment furnaces, quenching systems and carriers are not installed as individual components, but as parts of a synchronized system. The advantage of this approach are significant cost savings due to the aligned processes. As a result distortions can be reduced by up to zero percent while energy consumption is reduced by up to 30 percent.

  • Headquarter: Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany
  • Product focus: Heat treatment furnaces, quenching systems and carriers

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LMCS Tech

LMCS Tech GmbH is a consulting and engineering company with a specific industry focus on light metal casting. The complexity of light metal casting parts has continuously grown over the past years. Simultaneously, the requirements for modern foundries have increased, which results in numerous new challenges for today’s castings facilities. LMCS Tech was founded in 2016 to support foundries in mastering these challenges successfully. The company employs specialists with 10+ years of experience in consulting and engineering, who can advise clients with regard to the process design for gravity, high and low pressure casting. Furthermore, LMCS Tech actively supports its clients in the area of project management, covering the planning and sourcing of new casting cells, the optimization of processes as well as the quality improvement of casting parts.

  • Headquarter: Gummersbach, Germany
  • Product focus: Project management, process design and optimization, project implementation

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