Castool, a supplier of production die casting tooling, equipment and technical advice, has just completed a Greenfield production facility in Thailand to enable the company to better serve its fast growing Asian market.
Castool is joined by Schmelzmetall, a manufacturer of superior vacuum forged copper and beryylium copper products; and InterGuss, a designer and manufacturer of chill vents using Schmelzmetall’s beryllium copper, and tungsten.
The facility in Chonburi, Thailand, is approximately 30,000 sq. ft. and has been named Castool 180 since it is exactly 180 degrees around the world from Castool in Uxbridge Ontario, to the minute. Castool 180 currently has 25 employees and is expected to grow to 100 employees in 5 years, with a square footage reaching 60,000.
Castool plans to build a third facility in the next few years in Bulgaria to help service its European customers.
The “180” plant currently has horizontal boring mills, vertical boring mills, machining centers, multi axis lathes, drilling and trepanning machines, honing machines and a relining facility.