Who are we?
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Proferro is part of Picanol Group (www.picanolgroup.com) and we have more than 85 years of experience in co-engineering, castings, machining, assembly, and the testing of mechanical components. We offer engineered casting solutions for medium-sized series of 500 to 20,000 pieces, in a long-term partnership context. We supply original equipment manufacturers worldwide in various market segments such as agricultural machinery, earthmoving machinery, compressors, textile machinery, and general mechanical engineering. Our considerable experience and worldwide expertise guarantee that all products from Proferro satisfy the strictest quality requirements and at an optimum total cost.
What we stand for
Our strategy is based on three pillars: casting, machining, and assembly. We provide engineered casting solutions for medium-sized, high-quality series. This strategy is personalized through sales, co-engineering, and other services, such as e-supply, quality control, logistics, and sourcing. At Proferro, we want to offer our customers maximum added value and contribute to their success. With more than 100 CNC operated machines we also provide machining and assembly of cast iron parts, ensuring a complete solution for our customers. By combining casting, mechanical finishing, assembly, and co-design, we are able to successfully cater to the growing demand for larger, more technically challenging core-intensive parts.
We care for the environment, health and safety of our employees
Care for the environment forms an essential part of corporate policy. At Proferro, we systematically take account of the environment in our operating processes, and we try to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment by constantly paying close attention to energy consumption, waste management, etc. Proferro processes scrap iron for the production of new castings. Therefore, Proferro does not consume any iron ore. By doing so, we can realize energy savings of 65%. In addition, Picanol-Proferro joined the Benchmarking Covenant.
The health and safety of our employees are also of great concern to Proferro, and this includes such aspects as ergonomics, accident prevention, and protection on the work floor. Numerous safety questions are examined and dealt with each year in collaboration with the Committee for Prevention, Protection and Welfare at Work. One important part of the policy is the voluntary participation of many members of personnel, including first aiders, the internal fire brigade, and the safety monitors who ensure that the necessary training courses are given on an annual basis in each department.
Quality in both our products and services
Quality is built into our products and services - from the development and planning, all the way through to procurement, production, assembly, testing, and training services. In 1994, Proferro obtained the ISO 9001 certificate, which confirmed our role as a trendsetter in the quality assurance field in our sector.
We appeal, amongst other things, to process controls and final inspection: spectrometric analysis, thermal analysis, ultrasonic testing, mechanical testing, micrography, and 3D control systems. Furthermore, we are certified by various inspection bodies to provide test certificates for cast iron vessels. At Proferro, we also focus on ensuring World Class Manufacturing. Consequently, with the help of all our employees, we are continually striving to eliminate losses and become a world-class company.
Proferro: part of Picanol Group
Picanol Group is a diversified industrial group and it is active worldwide in the fields of mechanical engineering, agriculture, food, energy, water management, the efficient (re)use of natural resources, and other industrial markets.
+100 locations in more than 25 countries
2.2 billion euros in turnover realized in 2020
Visit our website: www.picanolgroup.com.