Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group, is active worldwide with design, supply, construction and commissioning of machinery and equipment for the aluminium industry, foremost aluminium casthouses.

Otto Fuchs KG supplements its casthouse in Meinerzhagen with one Ecomelt-PS150 melting furnace and two tilting holding and casting furnaces from Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group. The new recycling furnace will be the fifth Ecomelt furnace and with a capacity of 7,7 t/h the largest one at Otto Fuchs. Both casting furnaces, which are also part of the scope of supply, are designed for a capacity of 20 t. This order maintains the successful partnership between Otto Fuchs and Hertwich, which already exists for more than 15 years.

In close partnership with Hertwich Engineering (a part of the SMS Group), Exlabesa put into operation a Hertwich Continuous Homogenizing plant at its Padron based facility in the latter part of 2018. Following from this investement Exlabesa have now ordered the Multi Chamber PR130 Melting Furnace (complete with charging unit) which will increase its capacity to 60,000 tons from its Padron casthouse.