Safe Cronite Sold!

To go with this press release from Jim Demarest, VP for North American Cronite we include this photo of Jim from an ECM event in Wisconsin just a few weeks ago. Jim is on the left. 

“We are proud to announce that on the 18th October 2018, the Safe-Cronite business unit of the Safe Group has been purchased by its CEO Pierre Wittmann and a group of managers in partnership with investment funds driven by CICLAD. Cronite is a world leader in the design and production of fixtures and parts in refractory alloys for heat treatment, steel, incineration, power generation, automotive, and aerospace industries.  Cronite achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 74 million in 2017 and employs around 800 people. It operates 7 plants in France, England, Germany, China, India, Mexico, and has a R & D and Design Center in the Czech Republic. Its sales offices in the United States, Japan, South Korea and Sweden propel a global coverage of 2,000 customers. Cronite’s commitment to research, development, and design expertise continues to be its differentiator. 

Our R&D facility performs continuous research of alloys and materials suitable for the heat treatment processes of our customers.  Our team of design engineers use 3D modeling software with finite element analysis of mechanical constraints at temperature to insure our custom fixtures provide years of service while maximizing net loading. Cronite is known world-wide under the names Cronite, Klefisch, Mancelle, North American Cronite, and Cronite CZ.  Cronite is equipped with numerous production techniques:  green sand for mass production, chemical sand for items over 2 Tons, lost wax for very accurate parts, carbon fiber composites, machining, welding and fabrication.  We thank you for your trust and support.  We look forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come.    For more information please contact: Jim Demarest VP Sales & Marketing North American Cronite (734) 634-8818 [email protected]