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HWI and Calderys to Participate in GIFA 2023

Apr 20, 2023 / Events

The 15th edition of GIFA, the most important trade fair in the world for foundry technology, gathers international experts and key decision-makers this June 12th to 16th, in Düsseldorf, Germany. HarbisonWalker International is thrilled to be a part of it, participating and exhibiting alongside Calderys. Stop by Booth C72 – Hall 10, to meet with our new team and interact with our iron and steel, foundry, and aluminum experts to learn all about our newly combined company.

2023 is a year of change and evolution for Calderys and HWI. Joining forces positions us as the third largest refractories company in the world.

By integrating complementary product portfolios and total care services, our new company brings a vast array of solutions to support customer needs in all refractory, steel casting fluxes applications, and green molding sand solutions. Customers worldwide will benefit from additional scale, access to new advanced technologies, and a long history of continuous innovation.

The result is unprecedented value for customers from a global leader with a customer-centric, safety-first culture, and a strong commitment to sustainability, inclusivity, and corporate social responsibility.

A global expanded reach and expertise

  • 150+ years of combined experience
  • One of the world’s largest suppliers in high temperature solutions
  • 6,500+ people and contractors in over 30 countries
  • 50 plants on 5 continents
  • Enlarged portfolio of solutions from refractory bricks and monolithics to steel casting fluxes and green molding sand solutions

Check out our teaser trailer here.

About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. Acquired in February 2023 by Platinum Equity, it is now part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group.

HWI has manufacturing sites and strategically placed distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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