Foundry Technical Consultancy
“Nobody believes in experts but everybody listen to them…” AUGUSTE DETOEUF - Industrial and French essayist
I’m pleased to announce this year the creation of our company: Överkkast Engineering. It has been created with the objective to establish strong relationships and partnerships with those that are willing to sustainably develop their market penetration through a better technical understanding of their design, quality, and supply base performances. Concretely, time and money continues to be wasted by companies upon generating unfeasible designs and placing business with incompatible suppliers. We believe there is an opportunity to work with and support these companies to help and to improve their efficiency and ultimately save them money. Guillaume Allart Founder & consultant
This general introduction invites me to introduce, as an example, one of the most challenging and demanding automotive business, concerned by the foundry industry: the turbocharger market.
Qualifications: Bachelor in Production management
Turbo charger market is now moving one big step ahead, with consequent growth especially for gasoline application, due mainly to the drastic emission requirement levels imposed by EU regulations and development of so-called “emerging” countries. New turbocharger makers (Continental, Bosch-Mahle) are now well established and showed confidence from the OEMs, having been awarded for strategic big projects recently. This has for consequences to push historical turbo manufacturers such as Honeywell, Borg-Warner or MHI, to re-think their strategies to the market taking more risks and re-developing their design-to-cost models impacting the supply base distribution.
Master degree in Foundry & Mechanics 15+ years of Experience in Automotive industry 60+ foundries audited worldwide
Furthermore, the situation is bringing new technical challenges such as new material developments – thinking here about SiMoAl, new stainless steel grades – but also a need for the OEM and Turbo-makers to implement a better adequacy between their products & the process used. Advanced-technology development, such as real Thin Wall-thickness Stainless Steel Turbine Housing and Exhaust Manifold is also a big challenge that the market will have to face on within the coming years. New development of the supply base for Iron and Stainless steel in Europe or China but also emerging market like Iran, Vietnam, Brazil or Mexico is another challenge. Following this non-exhaustive list of challenges, daily problems, quality crisis, project development delays, complicated and/or risky re-sourcing are still occurring at each level of the component and project lives. We developed the company to support and bring our expertise to all players of the turbocharger business and others that they may have similar objectives. Foundry business within the turbocharger market is very exciting, moving fast and pushing permanently its limit to reply to the high technical demand. Based on our experienced, a pool of talented experts is ready to support you. Thank you and I hope to talk to you soon.
Work with and support these companies to help and to improve their efficiency and ultimately save them money by using our common-sense in priority.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then the success takes care of itself.” HENRY FORD - founder of the Ford Motor Company
Who we are? And what we do?
Överkkast Engineering is a EU based consulting
Our services can meet the level of local market
company, having its office settled in Lodz – Poland,
acceptance, particularly in view of the fact
that major consultancy companies are not
specialized consultancy services to foundries as well
concentrated on the individual needs of the
as to satisfy the growing requirements for foundry
smaller foundries. Often consultancy services
competencies and expertise to those companies
come out with their standard solutions, and
that fabricate, specify, design, procure and use
missed fact that for small foundries, the solution
is coming through the understanding of their
Our typical client profile includes Foundries, Original Equipment
Companies, Casting buyers, Consultant Engineers,
Överkkast Engineering can propose to small
Societies. Överkkast Engineering is able to provide services, to worldwide clients, and intervene on their business fields located in Europe, Asia, India, North and South America.
specific constraints (cost, limited structure, and
competitiveness and prepare them for new
business growth and opportunities. This is where the added value of our expertise is.
Överkkast Engineering Casting Expert Consultant
Focus Most of a company’s employees have multiple projects and responsibilities at any given time, such
Certainly the most common reason that managers
nagging technical problem on specific project
hire a Överkkast casting expert consultant is
simply cannot get the attention it needs,
because the consultant has specific technical
especially if the employees responsible for
expertise that is needed for their projects or a
solving the problem are usually trying to
specific skill is missing within the company.
manage other issues at the same time. Often,
the intervention of a casting expert can focus The broad and in-depth practical knowledge of foundry
metallurgical principles are the keys to being a
Training Your Employees
successful expert for foundries, OEM and other
industries associated with castings. However, there
consultants because they would prefer to
are additional benefits, outlined below, that
develop in-house expertise. However, one of
sometimes make the use of an outside consultant
the fastest ways to develop new in-house
preferable to using in- house employees.
expertise is to hire an experienced expert to
BILL NYE - American science educator
assigning the consultant to work closely with an
Sometimes there are conflicting technical opinions
or there are political problems within a company
that interfere with a manager’s ability (and
achieved. If training your in-house engineers is
considering all level of the supply chain) to
one of your goals and Human resources
perspective on the situation and provide valuable,
train your employees in the new area. By
“ Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t.”
better on the problem and get it solved faster.
Överkkast Engineering provides detailed assistance through a comprehensive range of technical consultancy services to castings users and producers, also to companies that are expanding, relocating their supply base or businesses, targeting to:
Develop and split supplier market share for more competition through new supplier development. Develop new materials with new suppliers. Optimization of new casting design for value engineering. Develop should cost and benchmarking activities with new project implementation strategy. Develop and/or understand cost drivers for new stainless steel & iron development (material and product). Improve sourcing capability and panel healthiness for complex design and new material. Increase surely resourcing for cost saving, flexibility and/or supplier competition Increase commodity healthiness for operating regions. And to support strategy implementation.
Groups of alloys that we can intervene on:
Grey Irons & Ductile Irons (ex: GGL-250, SiMo, Ni-Resist)
Stainless Steel (ex: 1.4826, 1.4837, 1.4848, and 1.4849)
Aluminum Gravity die casting application (ex: EN AC-AlSi8Cu3)
“We can create tailored programs of assistance covering items such as technical assessment, reducing scrap, and design.”
answer the question of why the problem occurred in the first place and provide you sustainable solutions.
Cost & Pricing Many companies promote quality as the
central customer value and consider it to be a critical success factor for achieving competitiveness. Any serious attempt to improve quality must take into account the
quality since the objective of continuous
Quality issue management is critical,
improvement programs is not only to
because making the wrong decisions can Component casting has many design
meet customer requirements, but also to
have a devastating impact on your
advantages, especially when complex
do it at the lowest cost. This can only
business. Despite the priority you give to
geometries are required. There are many
happen by reducing the costs needed to
product quality, your teams may still have
options and challenges in producing
achieve quality, and the reduction of
difficulty getting the right diagnosis and
efficient casting designs. All is about how
these costs is only possible if they are
solutions they need. If you only fix the
identified and measured. Cost estimation
symptoms – what you see on the surface
and cost control have to be well thinking
– the problem will almost certainly return,
solidification influences casting properties.
in order to support Commercial and
and need fixing over, and over again. It
Överkkast Engineering can help you to
happens very often in Foundry due to
minimize the cost, time and risk involved
fact that diagnosis is not correctly made.
in progressing a concept design through
to full scale production.
symptoms but not curing the root cause.
Quality & Problem solving In
distinguish yourself in the marketplace, you must reduce product and operating
costs while improving product quality.
So, you'll need a different treatment to help your production to run properly. If you look deeper to figure out what's causing the problem, you can fix the underlying systems and processes so that it goes away for good.
Supply base development
with a panel of solutions such as technical
Industrialization encompasses a broad set
Great amount of suppliers used to increase
of back end task that are necessary for a
the difficulty of firms’ management and
adapted production best practices or
successful production launch, including
reduce in additional cost. Also, supply
permanent in-house technical support.
design validation testing, production test
base complexity affect transaction costs,
development, tooling and all manner of
supply risk, supplier responsiveness, and
technical development and optimization
Interim technical and operational executives
activities. Those activities are requested a
supplier development choices is linked to
We provide seasoned operational and
their price competitiveness, and not about
engineering executives on a fractional
knowing that the final industrialization
their technical performances. Throughout
and/or interim basis to customers. These
phase is where 80% of the problems
executives are hands-on and work closely
typically occur. Överkkast Engineering will
attention should be done on the supplier
with our customer’s executives as well as
panel integration process, by supporting it
successful product development, being
engineering teams. Whether we are on
our core business, working with your
Understanding of goals and technical
board for a month or a year, 10% or 90%,
suppliers, designers, and engineers to
requirements between buying companies
we are part of your executive team. We
customize each item to your specific
and manufacturers are the keys of a
roll up our sleeves and get the work done.
successful development. Our experts can
greatly support your supplier development
Ul. Wojkoska Polskiego 157 98-200 Sieradz / Poland Phone: +48 530704678 â€˘ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.overkkast.com