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The die-casting capacities of the Wolf Group

Global potential for an extensive product range

Worldwide, the Wolf Group is currently in a position to produce aluminium die-casting components on 60 casting cells with a clamping force of 100 to 2,800 tonnes..  The highly automated foundry at the Regensburg headquarters provides for extremely cost-effective manufacture of large and sophisticated series production projects demanding high quality. The current compact size of the Regensburg foundry further allows for the development of in-house innovations, which are then produced at the international sites of the group. Its current size makes it ideal to operate in the field of large components such as gearboxes, inverter housings and structural components. This is also the ideal preparation for the planned medium-term relocation of the Regensburg plant to an industrial area where the existing product range will be expanded even more.

Zinc components are currently also manufactured on four hot chamber die-casting machines at the Hungarian Prec-Cast site. Die-casting cells of various degrees of automation for the aluminium sector are in operation here. This enables the Wolf Group to produce products in very small quantities economically at this site on plants with manual retrieval, as well as manufacture high-volume series components on fully interlinked die-casting cells extremely cost-efficiently. The automated spray process, the process monitoring and the vacuum support of many machines are available at all sites of the group, which of course guarantees consistent quality. Thanks to the proactive investments in recent years, production at the Prec-Cast plant is carried out on die-casting cells from state-of-the-art machines.

At the growing Chinese Prec-Cast Zhongshan site, die-casting cells with small to medium clamping force sizes from 400 to 800 tonnes are in operation. These produce components for the local Chinese and international markets for both the automotive and non-automotive sector. Naturally, the same high quality and process standards as in Europe apply to the semi-automatic production process. The ISO 9001 TÜV audit was completed successfully after only six months of series production. Certification according to DIN IS 16949 will be completed by the beginning of 2012.   Included in the medium-term planning for China is a second plant for the production of components for the automotive and non-automotive market on die-casting machines ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 tonnes.