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Fill Machine Engineering Media Service July 2011


Industry / Machine Engineering / Metal / Casting Technology / Trade Fair


Successful premiere for “Fill Foundry World” at the GIFA 2011

The Austrian machine manufacturer confirms its international market leadership in Düsseldorf with the first complete foundry.


Fill, the high-tech machine engineering company, presented a complete foundry (from casting to the finished cast part) to trade professionals for the first time at the GIFA international foundry trade fair from 28 June to 2 July. “Fill Foundry World offers our customers enormous potential. This total solution delivers decisive benefits from both an economic and a technological perspective,” believe the two CEOs, Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner. The international foundry trade from Europe, Asia, and the USA came together on the Fill exhibition stand.


Düsseldorf/Gurten, 04 July 2011 –  The 12th international foundry trade fair, GIFA, took place this year from 28 June to 2 July in Düsseldorf. Fill, the leading high-tech machine engineering company, presented its latest products at the event to a specialist audience from the international trade. “Fill Foundry World”, the first complete foundry, from molten metal to the finished casting, was shown live-in-action on the Fill exhibition stand. “With this development, we are opening up new horizons in casting technology. Our partners, customers, and visitors alike were impressed by the efficiency and precision,” reports CEO Wolfgang Rathner.


Expertise and know-how

At the GIFA 2011, Fill Machine Engineering once again confirmed its technological leadership in automation and machining technology. The aim of appearing at the trade fair in Düsseldorf was to attract new customers and strengthen existing customer relationships. Fill Machine Engineering presented itself to both existing and potential customers as a flexible, innovative, and efficient machine engineering company.


“Fill Foundry World”: highlight of the GIFA trade fair

Solutions from Fill support the decisive production processes, from casting, cooling, and decoring, to premachining and testing, through to metal machining and finishing. The company presented the entire process sequence at the GIFA. Particular interest was generated by the “robocast duplex” dual casting robot. Used in conjunction with an industrial robot, it increases the cost-effectiveness of foundry operation with its two casting axes. Other highlights at the Fill exhibition stand were the “tiltcaster plus” casting machine, which unites gravity casting with low-pressure and back-pressure die-casting in a single concept. The “twistmaster 400” decoring machine impressed with its flexible payload during decoring tasks that no longer require rotation of the casting, hence speeding up the production process significantly. In general, all machines and systems from Fill are conceived in such a way that they reduce the processing costs of foundry operation.


Corporate Data

Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company for diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technologies in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building 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 470 employees.


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The "Fill Foundry World" was one of the highlights at the 12th international foundry trade fair GIFA in Düsseldorf. Fill CEO´s Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner.

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