Magna Electro Casting Purchases Maus Grinding Center


Major Indian caster anticipates dramatic improvement in surface quality and production rates from new Italian grinding/fettling center

Schaumburg, Illinois (USA)-Magna Electro Castings Limited (Tamilnadu, India), a major producer of small to medium ductile and gray iron castings, has announced its purchase of a new grinding/fettling center from Maus SpA (Padua, Italy), according to company sources. The machine is a Maus SAM 600G, a compact yet powerful automatic grinding center, with four-tool capacity and product load/unload time less than four seconds.

Mr. N. Krishna Samaraj, managing director for Magna, stated it was the company's expectation that this machining system, scheduled for start-up after July, 2011, will result in significant improvements in the surface quality and production rates at the company. Magna is a vertically integrated foundry, as it performs various machining, surface treatment and heat treating operations, in addition to its full foundry capabilities for various products sold to the valve, refrigeration, rail, hydraulics, automotive, wind turbine and other industries worldwide.

Magna runs a fully automated sand prep and mold line, as well, using equipment from its longtime supplier, Hunter Automated Machinery, who represents Maus in various world market areas. Magna currently runs a Hunter HMP20E Automatic Molding Machine (1994) and an HLH 20 Type II mold handling system (2007).

Magna is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949 certified for its Quality Management System.

The sale of this Maus grinding/fettling machine was finalized between Mr. N. Krishna Samaraj for Magna and Mr. Ashwin Katke of Carraro, the parent company of Maus, with offices in India.

For further information on this announcement, interested parties may contact:

MAGNA ELECTRO CASTINGS LIMITED

43, Balasundaram Road

Coimbatore - 641 -018

Tamilnadu, India

Phone: +91 4322 2240109

Email: magnacast@vsnl.com

Web: www.magnacast.com

Attention: Mr. N. Krishna Samaraj, Managing Director

Or

MAUS SpA

Via Caltana, 28

35011 Campodarsego

Padova, Italy

Phone: +39 0499299311

Sandra Selwan, Marketing Manager

Sandra_Selwan@maus.it

www.maus.it

Or

HUNTER AUTOMATED MACHINERY CORPORATION

2222 Hammond Drive

Schaumburg, Illinois 60196-1094

USA

Phone: +1 847 397 5136

Email: kpurdy@hunterauto.com

Web: www.hunterauto.com

Attention: Kevin Purdy, Vice President

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