Funvesa’s main achievements
FUNVESA company profile
FUNVESA have redesigned its business concept from a casting supplier foundry to a wear solution provider for the mining and aggregate industry. Moving away from commodities towards value added services, it combined products and with cutting edge engineering services.
High technical specialization became mandatory to generate profound changes on the product and the production processes. Field service and technical assessment are essentials to redesign products to last longer or increase performance.
For our foundry to be set apart our products had to reach higher value recognition applying tools and technology such as process simulation softwares to optimize communication processes. The 3D scanning hardware was implemented for reverse engineering and provides fast and accurate drawings, as part of our field service. Once installed our castings are measured to control and forecast of wear rates. Our in-house PLM Product lifecycle management software enables us to register working conditions, wear rate and other variables affecting wear life. This method applies to any industrial process ranging from crushing, milling to material handling among others.
Clients & Awards
Our current customers in the OEM division in North America and EU account for 20% of total sales. Main global engineering companies trust in our products as FLSmidth, Metso, Terex Cedarapids, Terex Pegson, Excel Foundry, Outotec, William Pattern Crushers, Lippmann Milwaukee, Amec Foster Wheeler, McLanahan between others.
Our field service is highly valued for End User Clients as Glencore, Southern Perú Copper Corporation, Freeport McMoran, Newmont Mining Corporation, BarrickGoldCorporation,Panamerican Silver,Sidor, ArcelorMittal and Xstrata.
Three consecutive awards were granted to us by the Swiss government through GEA ONG for lowering environmental emission.
Current partnerships and alliances are being developed with the most Prestigious foundries worldwide that are operating locally though us.
Engineering and Manufacturing process
Among the most rewarding experiences was the transformation of an intricate manual handcraft process to become mechanized and automated. The design and execution was made from cero with scarce financial resources , increasing productivity by 40%. Procedures to establish methods for systemic improvement of production processes and products , where the foundations for the creation of the engineering department where R&D was designed and executed.
Administration and board
CEO Miroslav Jiras: International business manager with a broad business perspective , specialized in mining and industrial operations. Passionate about executing strategies, disciplined rigorous control and deep results analysis. Goal oriented hard worker applies modern management techniques, develops structures and implements methods.