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WÄRTSILÄ SELLS OFF SPANISH CASTING FACILITY

WÄRTSILÄ SELLS OFF SPANISH CASTING FACILITY

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 

Wärtsilä is to divest its Delivery Centre Santander (DCS), a foundry able to cast the highest grades of Ni-Al-Bronze alloys, to Javier Cavada Corporación Cantabria (JCCC).

The facility located in Santander, Northern Spain, employs 45 professionals and has an annual casting capacity of 700t. As part of the divestment, Wärtsilä and JCCC signed a strategic supply agreement where JCCC becomes a supplier for bronze alloy castings parts to Wärtsilä Marine Power business unit Propulsion. Moving forward, JCCC and Wärtsilä will work closely together to jointly develop and optimise the propulsion propeller portfolio.

The company says that this new strategic alliance with JCCC will bring together Wärtsilä’s advanced R&D and design capabilities with strong manufacturing knowledge provided by JCCC.

Javier Cavada, owner, JCCC, said: “We are very excited to partner with Wärtsilä to maximise together the potential of this historical factory in Santander, with its state-of-the-art processes, cutting-edge technologies and an impressive know-how from the team running the activities."

Bernd Bertram, VP Business Unit Propulsion, said: “In the current fast changing business environment, we need to be flexible, agile and concentrate our internal resources in those areas where we can provide most value to our customers. At the same time, we work together with trusted strategic partners in areas requiring specialised competences. We believe that under the new ownership, the foundry gets the opportunity to further develop its business and offering independently, and that the DCS team will find a good home with JCCC.”

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