Foundry in northern Sweden invests 14 MSEK
juni 21st, 2012
The foundry in Robertsfors, northern Sweden invests 14 million SEK in two new furnaces for the current smelter.
The foundry located in Robertsfors is one of 26 foundries in Sweden. It is one of two north of the Dala River (Dalälven). It is also one of the smaller ones, hence the company has created a niche that enables short production runs.
- We are constantly on our toes, says Peter Göttfert, president and owner of the company. Two new furnaces give us better opportunities to quickly change the material quality as well as changing to new types of iron alloys, Peter Göttfert explains.
The investment is the largest that the company has made since 2001. New ventilation in the old parts of the foundry is also installed, besides the furnaces.
- Hopefully, in five years we have grown and gained more customers, we mold in several different materials and our aim is also that the number of employees has increased, predicts Göttfert.
Much of the work that we do is still a handicraft, where the competence of the employees is extremely important for the competitiveness of the product. He says that their products are of very high quality, which is a competitive advantage, since it is price-wise hard to compete with foundries in Asia.
Staff turnover is further low. Four of the company’s 28 full-time employees are women. The present situation of the company is very good and the future looks bright, the flow of orders is strong. ”We are busy trying to keep up. There is a good accuracy of production time and in terms of quality, we are among the best in Sweden”, says Peter Göttfert,