Safe Metal

Who are we

Safe Metal, world leader in green sand cast steel components

A subsidiary of the Safe Group, a leading international industrialist, Safe Metal is the world leader in green sand cast steel components. In each of its markets, Public works and mining, Heavy-duty trucks, Rail transport, Handling and lifting, Agricultural machinery, Defense vehicles, Safe Metal supports its clients in a process of co-design of products meeting their needs for components in cast steel.

Turnkey solutions developed for each of our clients’ markets

The shaped steel components produced by Safe Metal benefit from know-how based on:

  • 6 specialized factories, located in Europe, Mexico and China, efficient and complementary, with a total capacity of 58,000 tons of products per year;
  • international and multidisciplinary teams capable of offering optimized solutions and services to all global manufacturers;
  • a constant commitment to technical progress and innovation to develop the products and production processes of tomorrow.

Our history

 

Over 50 years of industrial culture and international growth

The original activity of the Safe Group, the foundry forged the industrial culture of the company. The vision of Marc Génot pursued and amplified by Gérard Mura has been to continually maintain the technological leadership of the teams and equipment to offer clients a global and personalized service accompanying the needs of the markets in which they are involved. It is in this perspective that from factories in eastern France, Safe Metal has acquired a reputation as a specialist in green sand cast steel components throughout the world.
1967
Constitution of Aciéries et Fonderies de l’Est.
Merger of 2 family companies created in 1918, and carrying out a production activity of cast steel on models: Aciéries et Fonderies du Doubs (Sainte-Suzanne) & Fonderie Maître (Colombier-Fontaine)
1984
Acquisition of Fonderies et Aciéries Electriques de Feurs.
They will subsequently be renamed Feursmétal then Castmetal Feurs.
1989
Creation of the company FWF.
Aciéries et Fonderies de l’Est becomes AFE.
1992
Creation of the company Feurst (Feurs - France).
Distribution company specializing in wear parts for public works machinery.
1997
Creation of the company FWF of Mexico (Cuauhtémoc-Mexico).
2009
Acquisition of the assets of a Chinese company to create the company AFE Métal Castings Xuzhou (Xuzhou - China).
Subsequently became Castmetal Xuzhou
2013
AFE changes its name and becomes Safe. The branches are also renamed.
The corporate names of the branches are harmonized around a common root: Castmetal, then added to the name of the city where the plant is located.
2013
Creation of the company Castmetal Vitoria (Vitoria - Spain).
After acquisition of the assets of the Novacero steel foundry.
2014
Creation of the company Castmetal Leon.
By taking over the assets of the Endaki Tecnocast foundry (La Robla - Leon - Spain).
2018
Deployment of the Industry 4.0 approach.
To accelerate the Group's growth and launch a program of new industrial acquisitions.
2020
Sale of the company Castmetal Leon.
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    cumulative experiences

Expertise

Established as close as possible to its clients around the world, Safe Metal is the world leader in high value-added steel foundry for the transport, handling and construction markets. A long-term partner who invests in creating sustainable value, Safe Metal provides its clients with turnkey solutions. With the expertise and experience built up over 150 years, Safe Metal supports its clients from design to commissioning for parts ranging from one gram to several tons.

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Research and development

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