SinterCast: Ford Launches New F-Series Super Duty® Trucks With Compacted Graphite Iron Cylinder Blocks


                        
* New 6.7 litre V8 diesel engine based on SinterCast-CGI cylinder
    block
  * Cylinder block production already underway at the Tupy foundry in
    Brazil
  * Increased power; reduced weight and noise; US 2010 emissions
    compliant

[Dallas, Texas, 24 September 2009] - Following the unveiling of
Ford's all-new 6.7 litre V8 diesel engine on 31 August, Ford Motor
Company has today launched its 2011 F-Series Super Duty®  trucks at
the Texas State Fair.  Available from early next year, the new
vehicles represent the first use of a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI)
engine in the high volume North American Super Duty®  pick-up
sector.  The state-of-the-art 6.7 litre V8 diesel engine is based on
a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block produced at the Tupy foundry in
Brazil.  Production of the cylinder block has already begun.  The
engine will be available in Ford's F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550
Super Duty® trucks, North America's best selling trucks for more than
30 years.

The use of a Compacted Graphite Iron cylinder block provides the
basis for significant improvements in power and torque relative to
the 6.4 litre F-Series diesel predecessor, establishing the new
F-Series trucks as the class leader for payload and towing.  Most
significantly, the use of a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block, based on
novel design concepts developed by Ford and Tupy engineers, enabled a
70 kg (160 pounds) reduction in the total engine weight, despite the
displacement increase from 6.4 to 6.7 litres.  The strength and
stiffness of the cylinder block also allowed Ford to mount the
turbocharger directly in the V-valley of the block, providing further
improvements in engine packaging and NVH (Noise, Vibration and
Harshness).  The robustness of the engine design provides 250,000
mile (400,000 km) durability, while satisfying 2010 US federal
emissions regulations - the most stringent NOx emissions requirements
in the world.

 "We are pleased that Ford's positive production experience with the
2.7, 3.0 and 3.6 litre CGI cylinder blocks at Tupy has secured our
role as the engineering development partner and production source for
the new 6.7 litre V8" said Mr  Luiz Tarquínio, President and C.E.O.
of Tupy.  "We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Ford
and SinterCast as we continue to support the development, launch and
series production of environmentally friendly CGI diesel engines."

"Ford Motor Company was the first OEM in the world to introduce a
high volume CGI engine, with the launch of the 2.7 litre turbodiesel
in Europe in 2002.  Ford is currently the CGI industry leader with
six CGI engines - all based on SinterCast-CGI cylinder blocks" said
Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  "As a replacement
programme for an existing engine, we look forward to supporting
Ford's transition to the new 6.7 Litre V8, providing the potential
for more than 400,000 Engine Equivalents per year at full volume,
effectively doubling our current series production volume."



Mr. Luiz Tarquínio S. Ferro            Dr. Steve Dawson
President and C.E.O.                   President & CEO
Tupy S.A.                              SinterCast AB (publ), CI No:
                                       556233-6494
Tel:    +55 47 4009 8231               Tel:    +46 8 660 7750
e-mail: tarquinio@tupy.com.br          e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com



Located in Joinville  in southern  Brazil, Tupy has  more than  7,500
employees and a  production capacity  of 500,000 tonnes  per year  of
cast iron components in its  two manufacturing facilities located  in
Joinville, State of  Santa Catarina  and Mauá, State  of São  Paulo.
With sales and engineering offices located in Brazil, United  States,
Germany, Mexico and  Japan, Tupy's main  customers include  Chrysler,
Cummins,  Mercedes-Benz,  Ford,  General  Motors,  Volkswagen,  Audi,
Perkins, MWM, International Truck and Engine, Mack Trucks, MAN,  Wuxi
Diesel, DAF  Iveco,  Komatsu,  Kubota, John  Deere,  Bosch,  Akebono,
Renault, Peugeot and many other premier automotive and diesel  engine
manufacturers.  Tupy  is  listed  in  the  São  Paulo,  Brazil  stock
exchange (Bovespa).

SinterCast  is  the  world's  leading  supplier  of  process  control
technology for  the  reliable  high volume  production  of  Compacted
Graphite Iron (CGI). With at  least 75% higher tensile strength,  45%
higher stiffness  and approximately  double the  fatigue strength  of
conventional  grey  cast  iron  and  aluminium,  CGI  allows   engine
designers to improve performance,  fuel economy and durability  while
reducing engine weight,  noise and emissions.  SinterCast produces  a
variety of CGI components ranging from  2 kg to 17 tonnes, all  using
the  same  proven  process  control  technology.   The end-users   of
SinterCast-CGI components  include Aston  Martin, Audi,  Caterpillar,
Chrysler,   DAF   Trucks,   Ford,   Ford-Otosan,   General   Electric
Transportation Systems,  General Motors,  Hyundai, Navistar,  Jaguar,
Kia, Land  Rover,  MAN,  MAN Diesel,  Porsche,  PSA  Peugeot-Citroën,
Renault, Rolls-Royce Power Engineering, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and
Waukesha Engine.  The SinterCast  share is  quoted on  the Small  Cap
segment of the Nordic Exchange, Stockholm (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT).


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