United Company for Foundries (UCF) is Qalaa Holdings’s platform company in the metallurgy and foundry sectors. UCF Group manufactures grinding media and all types of castings, in addition to automotive parts. UCF predominantly caters to the cement plant consumables business, namely grinding balls and grinding media.
United Company for Foundries Group has a combined production capacity of 45,000 tons of molted metal per year. Originally a part of ASEC Holding, United Foundries was spun off as its own entity in late 2008 and includes portfolio companies Amreya Metal Company (100% stake) and Alexandria Automotive Casting (100%).
Portfolio company AAC exports 100% of its production to global automotive manufacturers in Europe, while AMC deals with local automotive companies and produces a variety of castings sold locally and internationally.
The Group derives more than half of its revenues from export sales and has a production capacity nearly four times larger than its nearest challenger in the Egyptian market. Today, the Group has strategic relationships with major global cement producers including Italcementi, Cemex, Lafarge and Holcim, in addition to major automotive producers such as Continental, Brembo, and BMW.
Alexandria Auto Casting was established 2001 as a free zone company with the primary objective of producing high performance automotive cast parts, which are all exported to top tier automotive producers. AAC is completing an expansion plan which will increase its capacity from 18,000 tons per annum to 21,000 tons per annum in Phase 1 and to 45,000 tons per annum in Phase 2.
Amreya Metal Company was established in 1979 to produce metal casting products with a specialization in the production of grey and ductile iron castings. AMC is growing its production capacity to 12,000 TPA from 7,000 TPA. AMC is also engaged in the casting, machining and assembly of automotive parts serving a diversified customer base that includes pump and valve manufacturers as well as local automotive assemblers.