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Dubai – Successful Prelude for Middle East Foundry Summit

Post Time:2016-08-12    News sources:FSC
The first “Middle East Foundry Summit” was organized by the Indian Media “Metalworld” on July 20 and 21 in Dubai with participants from various countries like India, Germany, UK, South Africa, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Although the political correct definition for the Middle East Region is not so easy nowadays this event was a reliable approach to meet with foundries, suppliers and consultants in Dubai, which could be a kind of interface for the Middle East market.

When automotive comes, then foundries are growing

The organizer presented divers speakers from the producing and supplying side and opened minds by panel discussions for different subjects in the Foundry industry.

Regarding the basic situation in Middle East Foundries panelists and participants considered that there are different attitudes compared with the standards in Europe and the visions in India concerning energy costs and consumption, labour costs and efficiency and waste of material for instance and they agreed in general, that there is no doubt about the demands in quality production and management.

As Franz Schroeder (ABP) started his high quality presentation, “we are looking for new growing markets” and V. Narasimhan (Brakes India) reported about his Dunes Oman LLC project, the attendees agreed in the basic statement: “When automotive comes, then foundries are growing”.

With this in mind, there is absolutely demand for further discussions, meetings and future summits to find out what is a realistic prospective and what are their origin needs in Saudi Arabia, in UAE and all the other countries, which could be addressees of a Middle East Foundry Summit.

Panel Discussions:
Future of Foundry Sector in the Middle East Region
Efficiency Improvement in Foundries

Business Sessions:

Salah Vision to Reality
V. Narasimhan – Executive Director Brakes India Pvt.Ltd.

Foseco Refractory Lining Solutions for Foundries
Jerome Drevin – European Product Manager Foseco France

Smart Iron Casting Manufacture & Machining – Yield Improvement by Rejection Control
Gautam Mukhopadhyay – Vice Pres. – Foundry Elkem South Asia Pvt.Ltd.

Latest Technology for Induction Melting & Pouring Furnaces in Modern Foundries
Franz Schroeder – Executive Vice President ABP Induction Systems GmbH

Green Sand Reclamation – A Necessity for Sustainability
Manish Kothari – Managing Director Rhino Machines Pvt. Ltd.

Energy Efficient & Long Lasting Crucibles for Aluminum Melting & Holding
Gaurang Maniyar – India Head Marketing & Business Development Morgan Advanced Materials

Sharath Kumar – Project manager Minex Metallurgical Co.Pvt.Ltd.
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