Geschäftsbereich Giesserei – The entry to the old Ferrum foundry in Schafisheim.
The visit in Ferrum gave quite an impression about foundry business: In the dusty air, every step left a print in the thick black dust and a small cloud behind. A metal foundry is neither a clean environment nor an easy or healthy job…
Ferrum is an old, traditional company in Switzerland with over 100 years of history. But the foundry business got less and less profitable until this part of the production ceased last year. Together with an employee we had the opportunity to visit the location which
Currently several companies that bought the machines from the closed foundry are disassembling them in order to be sent to a new “assignment” – so this forklift is not retired yet…
Close to the ovens the hammers are laying like someone will use them again in a minute. But it’s months ago since the last mold was cast…
Who does not have to look down if there is a hole in the floor?
Once used to handle the heavy, molded parts, a crane stands like a big, yellow arm with red muscles.
The door between the warehouse and the foundry. Material transport only – but where shall the women with the kid go?
There are still a lot of things around in the old Ferrum foundry – like this old scale going up to 5 tons.
Ferrum is an old, traditional foundry in Switzerland. As the foundry business got no longer profitable, this part of the production ceased last year. Together with an employee we had the opportunity to visit the location which usually is NOT accessible, as the area is