Hunter Announces Sale to Swedish Foundry

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Hunter, the first name in automated matchplate molding machines, sand and mold handling equipment, announced today the sale of an XL 2430 molding machine to Skeppshult Gjuteri AB, a cast iron foundry in Skeppshult, Sweden, world-famous for its cast iron, no-stick cookware.  By adding organic rapeseed oil to the raw materials used here, this cast iron foundry pioneered non-stick cookware from its beginnings in 1906, under the direction of founder Carl Andersson.  Today, the company's cookware is found in high-end restaurants and homes worldwide. 

The foundry, located on the Nissan River in southern Sweden, is the last remaining cast iron cookware production facility in Scandinavia.  Skeppshult cookware and other household items carry a 25-year guarantee, owing to the quality of materials, production and craftsmanship provided by this manufacturer.  

The Hunter XL 2430 is used at Skeppshult Gjuteri AB for the production of sand molds, the technology employed at this cast iron foundry.  

This sale was made through the European office of Hunter in Milan, Italy and overseen by the director of European Operations for the company, Dr. Paolo Nazari.  The local Hunter representative for this success was HYBE Maskin AB of Halmstad, Sweden.


Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation was founded in 1964 as Hunter Automated Machinery Corporation with the invention of the first gravity gravity-filled automated matchplate molding machine. This development established the company's history of innovation and launched the foundry industry into a new industrial revolution. Pioneered by William "Al" Hunter in his garage, the original HMP-10 machine streamlined the laborious metal casting process by offering foundries unimagined new production capabilities, producing as many molds in one an hour using the HMP-10 as most had been able to produce in a an entire day operating. As industry demands grew, Hunter responded with advanced solutions like such as automated mold handling equipment and core setters.

Now in its 50th year, Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation's inventions have earned nearly 150 patents around the world. With more than 1,800 molding machines and mold handling systems installed around the world, the Hunter sales and service reach extends from its manufacturing sites in North America, South America and China through its offices in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, India and Shanghai to every corner of the globe. Sales and technical support, as well as the company's $12 million parts inventory, serve to maintain each machine's original production capability, as well as Hunter's preeminence in the world market.

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Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation

2222 Hammond Drive - Schaumburg, Illinois 60196-1094 - USA

+1 847 397 5136

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