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FILL Machine Engineering Media Service January 2011 


Industry / Machine Engineering / Casting Technology / International Markets


Innovations make a champion exporter

Fill Machine Engineering is delighted to announce record growth in the field of casting technology and an increase in exports to 90 percent of total business. International automotive manufacturers are increasingly relying on the expertise and know-how of the Austrian machine engineering specialists.


For Fill Machine Engineering, 2010 was the best year for orders received in the 45-year company history in the area covered by the Metal/Casting Technology Competence Center. Production is currently running at full steam. Responsible for this successful development are the solution-oriented innovations with which the machine engineering company has been regularly impressing the market. Above all, the international automotive industry, with its current improving fortunes, is relying increasingly on the expertise of the Upper Austrian high-tech machine builders. "We invest continuously in research and development. The resulting complete solutions deliver decisive benefits for our customers. Together, we develop the best individual solutions," says Wolfgang Rathner, CEO and Manager of the MetalCompetenceCenter at Fill, explaining the successful concept.


Gurten, 25 January 2011The order books of Fill´s MetalCompetenceCenter are completely full. Primarily responsible for the excellent improvement in business are the high growth rates to be seen above all in the automotive industry. Numerous orders have been received in recent weeks from all corners of the globe. "This is also a result of our increased presence at international trade fairs in 2010, such as the ALU in Essen and the Euroguss in Nuremberg," says Wolfgang Rathner. An optimal starting situation has thus been created for the 2011 trade fair season, which culminates in the GIFA (28.06. – 02.07.2011), the world´s largest foundry technology trade fair that takes place every four years in Düsseldorf.


Perfect symbiosis of precision and cost-effectiveness

With groundbreaking innovations in machines and systems for the fields of casting technology and metal machining, Fill Machine Engineering has the solution for every production process. The Austrian machine engineering company takes overall responsibility itself for even the most complex automation processes. Competence from a single source - this guarantees the customer a decisive competitive advantage.


Success through innovation

Numerous innovations in recent years are largely responsible for the success of Fill Machine Engineering. For example, the newly developed "low pressure caster" that provides casting, cooling and ergonomic operation in a reproducible process, resulting in high-quality aluminum castings. Or the new fettling cell for iron castings. This exceptional deburring system sets new standards in the fettling of iron castings.  Its field of application is the decoring, grinding and deburring of iron cylinder heads. A patent application has been filed by Fill for this innovative deburring technology. The first fettling cell will be produced in 2011 as a reference project for a renowned German car manufacturer. Further requests for quotation have already been received for this new technology. 


Corporate Data

Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company serving diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technology and methods in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, wind energy, aerospace, and construction industries. The company is the global market leader in ski and snowboard production machines and aluminum core removal technology. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned. The company became a public limited company (GmbH) in 1987, was certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 1997, and now has more than 440 employees.


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New innovation from Fill Machine Engineering:
The "low pressure caster" that provides casting, cooling and ergonomic operation in a reproducible process.

Photo: Fill Machine Engineering

fill_maschinenbau_innovation_low_pressure_caster.jpg Fill Innovation - low pressure caster
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