At the recently completed GIFA 2019 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany Simpson Technologies Corporation again renewed the exclusive manufacturing license agreement for the Simpson Speedmullor® in Brazil with Küttner do Brasil Equipamentos Siderúrgicos Ltda. (KDB) located in Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil. This Agreement is a multi-year continuation of the successful partnership begun in 1988 and again includes the marketing of the Simpson Hartley brand on-line control and mixer group automation products in Brazil by KDB as an integral part of the Speedmullor system. Shown left to right in the nearby photo of the signing ceremony held on the stand of Simpson Technologies are Mr. Scott Strobl / Simpson Executive Vice-President, Mr. Bruce Dienst / Simpson CEO, Mr. Carlos Quintella / Simpson Vice-President of Sales and Mr. Hilário G. Araújo / KDB, Mr. Jörg Hagedorn / KDB CEO and Mr. Patrick Pottie / KDB Vice President.
Since the cooperation began, Küttner do Brasil has produced more than 110 Simpson Speedmullors locally in Brazil including such leading foundries as Fundição Becker, Metalsider, Fundição WEG, Mahle Metal Leve SA, INTERCAST S/A, Schulz S/A, Whirlpool S/A, INAPI, TRW Automotive and Metalúrgica Voigt Ltda.
Upon signing the renewal Mr. Jörg E. Hagedorn, Managing Partner of Küttner do Brasil, stated “we are very pleased to continue and strengthen our cooperation with Simpson Technologies in Brazil. As it is well known to our customers in the foundry industry that the Simpson Speedmullor is the most effective mixer for green sand preparation with Brazilian and Argentine bentonite.”
Simpson CEO Mr. Bruce Dienst echoed Mr. Hagedorn’s comments saying “we consider Küttner do Brasil a key strategic partner. Brazil is one of the world’s most important foundry markets and we consider our presence there in cooperation with such a strong partner as an essential part of our worldwide growth strategy. We look forward to building on this strong record of cooperation and success.”
About Küttner do Brasil
KÜTTNER, headquartered in Essen Germany, was founded in 1949 by Dr. Küttner as an engineering company that has developed into a group of companies mainly working in plant engineering and construction. Turnkey installations are built for process, melting and material handling in the iron, steel and foundry industries. Primary services include the development of new technologies, engineering and planning, supply, installation, and start up of complete plants with controls and data processing systems. The Küttner Group employs more than 300 people worldwide. Küttner do Brasil is the Brazilian subsidiary of Küttner GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information please visit Küttner do Brasil Equipamentos Siderúrgicos Ltda. on the internet at www.kuttner.com.br.
About Simpson Technologies Corporation
Simpson Technologies, founded in 1912, is a five generation family business concentrated on the design and manufacture of technology and services for the worldwide metal casting and chemical process industries. Primary products include batch and continuous green sand mixing equipment, sand coolers, on-line mixer controls, sand reclamation systems, sand laboratory equipment and related control and automation systems. Simpson Technologies has operations in Aurora, IL USA; Euskirchen, Germany and Kolkata, India. Selected Simpson Technologies products are produced under license in Japan and Brazil. For further information on Simpson Technologies please visit us on the internet at www.simpsongroup.com.