State-of-the-art technologies from Norican’s DISA and Wheelabrator brands have come together in a complete green sand solution for Dianzhan (Jiujiang) Metal Materials Co., Ltd. Constructed in only six months, the new Norican production line exactly fits Dianzhan’s requirement for a compact, fully automated and energy-efficient facility that will triple the company’s annual iron output. Challenges: Compact layout for efficient casting Established in September 2005 and starting production in May 2006, Dianzhan produces around 12,000 tons annually at its original foundry site. In 2018, the company decided to more than triple its overall capacity by building a completely new, additional Jiujiang facility in Jiangxi province, China, with a projected annual casting output of 26,000 tons. Construction began in August 2018, with the first production castings appearing only six months later in February 2019.  Occupying minimum factory floor space, while delivering rapid, flexible and low-cost production, the new foundry specialises in the casting and processing of compressor parts and automotive parts, such as cylinders, bearings and other components. The technology delivered by Norican ...