Halberg expands Compacted Graphite Iron capacity for high volume series production


  * New System 3000 installation at Halberg Leipzig foundry
  * Upgrade of existing SinterCast System 2000 to full System 3000 standard
  * High  volume series  production for  commercial vehicle  cylinder blocks and

[Saarbrücken  and Stockholm,  13 May 2013] -  Halberg Guss,  one of  the world's
leading  automotive foundry groups,  has ordered an  upgrade of its existing CGI
process  control  system  and  an  additional  new  System 3000 from the Swedish
process  control  specialist  SinterCast.   The  commissioning  is scheduled for
summer  2013, coinciding with the installation of increased liquid metal holding
capacity at the Leipzig foundry.  The two System 3000 installations are required
to  increase Halberg's  CGI capacity  and productivity  in advance  of increased
production  demand.  The Halberg  Leipzig foundry has  been in production of CGI
engine  components  for  commercial  vehicles  since  2010 and currently has two
heavy-duty  CGI  cylinder  blocks  in  series  production.   The  investment  in
increased  CGI capability has been  made to meet the  potential near term demand
for more than 15,000 tonnes per year of CGI commercial vehicle components.

 "Building  on our  heritage as  the first  foundry in  the world to support the
series  production of a  Compacted Graphite Iron  cylinder block, beginning with
the  Audi 3.3 litre V8 in 1999, and our CGI series production experience in both
our  Brebach and  Leipzig foundries,  we have  made this strategic investment to
support the needs of our customers and to position Halberg as one of the world's
leading  CGI  providers"  said  Mr  Matthias  Schwabbauer,  Managing Director of
Halberg Guss.

"We  are pleased that Halberg's successful  CGI series production experience has
led  to this opportunity  for repeat business,  providing a clear endorsement of
our  technology and technical service" said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of
SinterCast.   "Halberg's commitment  to increased  CGI capacity provides another
important  indication  of  the  growing  demand  for  CGI, both in the passenger
vehicle and the commercial vehicle markets."

For more information:
Mr. Heinrich Emanuel                     Dr. Steve Dawson

Sales Manager                            President & CEO

Halberg Guss GmbH                        SinterCast AB (publ)

e-mail: heinrich.emanuel@halberg-guss.de e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com

Halberg  Guss  GmbH  is  the  European  market  and  technology  leader  for the
development  and production of cast iron cylinder blocks and heads for passenger
vehicle  and commercial vehicle applications.  With two production facilities in
Germany, the Halberg Group has a total production capacity of more than 300,000
tonnes  per year.  Halberg's close  cooperation with  industry leading customers
such  as VW-Audi, BMW,  Caterpillar, Cummins, Daimler,  Deutz, Iveco, JCB, Opel,
Perkins, PSA, Scania and several other automotive and engine manufacturers leads
toward  robust and  cost-effective solutions  for automotive  engine components.
 For more information about Halberg Guss: www.halberg-guss.de

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. The SinterCast  technology is used for the
production  of more than 50 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, Cameron  Compression, Caterpillar,
Chrysler,   DAF  Trucks,  Ford,  Ford-Otosan,  General  Electric  Transportation
Systems,  General Motors, Hyundai,  Jaguar, Jeep, Kia,  Lancia, Land Rover, MAN,
Navistar,  Porsche, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Rolls-Royce Power Engineering,
Scania, Toyota, VM Motori, Volkswagen, Volvo and Waukesha Engine. The SinterCast
share  is  quoted  on  the  Small  Cap  segment of the NASDAQ OMX stock exchange
(Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more information: www.sintercast.com



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