Aachen/Chicago, May 2016. In 1991, only two years after MAGMA was established in Aachen, Germany, MAGMA Foundry Technologies, Inc. was opened just outside of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Creating a local office to guarantee a presence close to the North American metal casting industry for qualified customer service and support was the first and foremost step in establishing today’s global MAGMA presence. The decision to start activities in the United States was in no small part enabled through early support by Ford Motor Company, who showed a strong commitment to our, at that time, very small company. In taking this step, MAGMA also realized a greater openness to adopting the new technology of casting process simulation in the North American metal casting industry than was the case in many other parts of the world.
In the early days, the small MAGMA Inc. crew was a mixture of European “imports” and local experts. Over the last 25 years, the MAGMA Inc. team has grown to more than 25 people in a diverse multi-cultural, multi-lingual organization, capable of handling the diversity seen in the current and ever-evolving metal casting industry. We are proud to offer a diversified engineering team with over 100 years of foundry and die casting experience, whose knowledge and experience is available to our customers for engineering projects, through qualified customer service, and in our extensive MAGMAacademy training and educational offerings. MAGMA Inc. also has a special focus on getting youth interested in the metal casting industry, as well as supporting students interested in pursuing a metal casting career.