ITALPRESSE GAUSS: JIANGZHONG HAS LAUNCHED THE INSTALLATION OF TF5700
Nantong Jiangzhong Photoelectricity Co., Ltd. (“Jiangzhong”) has officially launched its latest project: installing an Italpresse Gauss TF5700 High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) machine. Held on 1st February 2021 at the company’s base in Jiangsu Province, China, the project launch ceremony follows the contract signed at the end of 2020.
With its huge 3500 x 3500mm platens, the TF5700’s closing force of 5700 tons making it the ideal solution for large part production. In a perfect pairing with the TF5700, Jiangzhong has also purchased a Westomat 3100 from StrikoWestofen to integrate seamlessly with the machine. Once installed, Jiangzhong’s TF5700 – which will be built at Italpresse Gauss’ Italian headquarters – will be the first one deployed in China, with the Italpresse team at Norican Group’s facility in Changzhou completing the install and supporting the machine moving forward.
Established in 1992, Jiangzhong specialises in the production of die-cast aluminium alloy parts for lifts and escalators. In 2020, it produced 16,000 tonnes of die-cast aluminium parts for famous brands like Schindler, Mitsubishi, Otis, Hitachi and Hyundai.
The foundry already operates five 3,000-tonne die-casting machines as well as numerous other smaller and medium-sized die-casting machines. Three of Jiangzhong’s large machines come from Italpresse Gauss, with the first installed over a decade ago. Also attending the official opening ceremony were Mario Cincotta, CEO of Italpresse Gauss, Peter Holm Larsen, head of Aluminium activities for Norican Group and Peter Reuther, Senior Vice President of StrikoWestofen. Mario Cincotta said: “This is a hugely important and exciting milestone for both organizations. In being one the first organizations to order our new TF5700 – not just in China, but in the world – Nantong Jiangzhong Photoelectricity Co., Ltd. has shown both its pioneering spirit and its trust in us to make ‘new possibilities’ happen.” Echoing Mario’s words, Peter Larsen commented: “We have been a proud partner to Nantong for many years now, and for me this is proving our ability to communicate, to find ways forward when challenges occur, and last but not least proves our trust in each other. There is nothing that