From start, to finish, and back again, discover how intrinsic our approach to sustainability is to our business as a whole. Many thanks to Business Focus Magazine and to Dean Brown for this insight inside the heart of all our processes.
We hosted successfully our first Suppliers Summit in Europe. We were glad to award 7 suppliers for their achievements!
Strategy, growth, green & digital: transforming a supplier into a partner has never been that strong.
Thank you to all attendees who support us in our day-to-day development, this is just the beginning!
Our UAE team had the opportunity to participate at Steelfab event and met our partners.
Steel fabrication, pipes & tubes industry were the main subject.
Qualiopi has awarded a quality certificate for the training actions carried out by our technical center in France.
What is the Qualiopi certification? It officially recognizes the training courses offered by Winoa by the French State.
The same quality standard is applied in our 8 other technical centers around the world, for both in-house or in your plant training.
The Tech Centre gives us a platform to not only demonstrate various solutions for our customers, it is also used for training of our ever changing customer base as well as our new hires in Technical Sales and Service."
Winoa America's CEO, Bill Cousineau was featured in a dedicated interview by MFN. Find out more about our offer's expansion digitalization, and investments: read more
Winoa have the pleasure to share that our Slovenian division, has been awarded Platinum AAA 2022 excellence credit rating by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), which accounts for only 3% of all business ventures in Slovenia. The Dun & Bradstreet rating system is a proven rating model that highlights a company's financial stability
Winoa IKK Japan has recently awarded its contributor for year 2022 its key supplier Toho Gas. Started with the allowance of our code of conduct by all stakeholders, the supplier comes up with an improvement proposal with expected benefits for all and better way to collaborate. Considering our suppliers as key partners, it becomes clear to reward them, let’s shape the future all together!
Winoa will be present at MECOC - Middle East Metallurgy Corrosion and Coatings from November 21 to 23th, 2022.
Join us to learn more about our surface preparation offer and dedicated approach ans solutions to prevent corrosion for the oil and gas sector.
See you at our booth A5 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dubai.
The foundry business is changing. Winoa is participating in the "Cast the Future" conference currently being held in Busan, Korea. Sustainability, Future Processes and Strategies are the main themes of this conference... In line with Winoa’s Vision, Mission and our strategic agenda. For any details, we invite you to contact us...
Link conference : 74th WFC (74wfc.com)
The WINOA HR team is very happy to share with you its first “Great Place to Work” certification for its Brazilian subsidiary. This success is due to the local teams who have worked for several months to obtain this demanding label. The WINOA group has embarked on a vast project to improve the working conditions of all of its sites and to implement an ambitious HR policy to serve the well-being of all. The challenge is open, what will now be the next certified site ?
On this first of October 2022, IKK SHOT CO., LTD, a division of Winoa, is pleased to celebrate 2 very important events.
First, IKK SHOT, a spun off from ITOH KIKOH, celebrate its 25th anniversary. Established in October 1997, servicing over 1,000 customers over the years, that has produced more than 700K tons of steel media, and with its unique service team and products such as UFS (Ultra fine shot), Dummy Balls (conductive media for electroplating), Steel Abrasives, Recycling Services and a well-established premium media brand IKK SHOT™ , IKK SHOT has become the leader in the Asian market for peening, cleaning and surface preparation applications.
Moreover, proud to be part of the Winoa group for 25 years (formerly Wheelabrator Allevard), IKK SHOT takes the initiative to fully align with the group values, culture, and objectives by rebranding the company in the name of “WINOA IKK JAPAN Co.,LTD.”.
WINOA IKK JAPAN will continue to produce and promote the IKK SHOT™ brand while offering WAbrasives™ products, the newly service brand W Care and the parts and equipment under W Tech.
Visit our website at www.winoagroup.com and www.ikkshot.com for more details and to view the full range of products and services.
Asia Product management ＆ Tech center
WINOA IKK JAPAN
412-4 Nu-no-wari, Minami-shibata-machi,
Tokai, Aichi 476-0001 JAPAN
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Corporate Communication Director
This year, Winoa comes back to the SpringWorld to present W Abrasives products to its suppliers and manufacturers, an exclusive fair organized by Chicago Association Of Spring Manufacturers Inc.. For 3 days, visitors will have the possibility to talk and share experience with our US collaborators in order to know all new products and innovations in shot peening such as: Cut Wire, Cast Steel, AMS & Ultra Fine Shot, Almen Strips...
Visit us booth 1031 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL from October 12th to 14th.
Find out our W Abrasives products and W Care services offer at the U.S Shot peening Workshop and Tradeshow from October 24th to 26th. A great opportunity to meet professionals instructors who demonstrates different steps of shot peening process, including latest innovations.
Join us at Foxwoods resort, Mashantucket, CT!
As summarized in Foundry Planet in this interview with Falko Schmidt, with the implementation of #WCare services and the further development of W Abrasives Stelux stainless steel media, Winoa has prepared to meet the changing needs of its customers.
Winoa enters into an agreement with the owners of Peerless Inc., to acquire the assets and business, subject to conditions precedent. With combined operations in Canada and the US, Winoa repositions significantly in the Americas and endorses "Made in USA".
Shortly after our 60th anniversary, we took a fresh start and changed our identity to support our new development ambition around three main pillars: providing the customer with a global solution, developing sustainability by promoting the circular economy with the aim to reduce our carbon neutrality and finally digitizing our processes.
Through this commemorative video of the 60th anniversary of the Winoa group, discover how shot blasting shapes our daily lives, how the forge & foundry industry from Allevard region has evolved from "Wheelabrator Allevard" to become today the largest manufacturer of cast steel metallic abrasives in the world, and how the future is shaping up for Winoa.
From service to technologies, through sustainable investments and the growth of offers to support todays’ customer needs, Winoa is now positioning itself as a world leader in surface preparation.
Winoa 60th anniversary movie ENG - YouTube
Discover Winoa CEO interview for Metal Finishing News, explaining how we conceiving the future and our growth strategy:
Welcome to our factory and head office in France, this is where it all started 60 years ago. Enjoy this overview of our working environment and experience the magic of our manufacturing process:
Winoa France - Le Cheylas plant - ENG - YouTube
Discover the interview of Winoa's Chief Sales Officer, Thierry Fradin, interviewed for Business Inside, a show organized by Forbes. Subtitles available in English, simply activate it in the video.
Winoa on Forbes - Business Inside interview with Jean-Marc Sylvestre and Thierry Fradin (Winoa CSO) - YouTube
Even if the majority of teams and families are on vacation during these summer months, the Winoa group made 2 major investments at its plant in France this August: one in industrial robotics for the safety of our employees, the second in terms of energy efficiency and reduction of the carbon footprint.
This is how 2 robots worth over 600K Euros were added to the melting furnace for the safety of our employees.
The second is a robot allowing to take samples of the molten metal and the temperatures of the furnace automatically. The main advantages are:
Avoid having employees near the melting furnace to collect information, which makes the process much safer for everyone**;
Eliminate fusion stoppages during measurements;
Increase the speed and efficiency of the process.
With 2 samples taken during each preparation of the molten metal, we greatly reduce the risk of burns for our employees.
During these particular times, our CEO Ramesh Krishnan wanted to keep you informed of what is going on within the Winoa group in the attached letter.
Take good care of you and your beloved ones.
Distinguished Clients, Trusted Suppliers and Dear Partners,
Our Winoa family is utterly grateful for the great businesses we have with you. In the limelight of Covid-19 restrictions, priorities with health and lock downs, we genuinely request you to bear with any potential disruptions. We are putting our best efforts to fulfil your queries. In these challenging times, let’s stay closer than ever before and build better foundations for prosperous periods to come.
As Mark Knopfler version of Ode to Joy (why worry) goes..
“There should be laughter after pain
There should be sunshine after rain”
I believe in the positivity of humanity and in spite of all the hurdles today, we shall overcome this health hazard soon, learn from the crisis and build sustainability.
Stay healthy, stay safe, kind regards and gratitude from the bottom of my heart (on behalf of every single member of Winoa Family).
Two dates come at once: 25 years of the WINOA Group in Russia and 10 years of WA Kurgan plant.
This is a good reason to say: «Thank You» and congratulate our colleagues, partners and customers for successful years of cooperation. We are pleased to note that we have established strong partnerships over the years. We have found a team of truly passionate people, caring and responsible professionals. Professionalism and close interaction with You became the basis for joint development. Thanks to Your active position and interest in the result, we have already implemented a lot of successful projects.
We are sincerely proud to work with all of you and value the established business and friendly relations.
Developed by our engineers 4 years ago, the WA Clean technology evolved and grew!
Recently accredited by the International Organization for Standardization via ISO/TR 22770, the WA Clean is an electronic optical device using as working principle an analytical colorimetry method to support the visual assessment of the surface preparation grades of uncoated steel substrates as defined in ISO 8501-1 or SSPC – VIS 1.
PaintSquare Prestige Award honors every year recent innovations actively used in the protective coatings industry. In 2019 PaintSquare readers voted and conferred the Prestige Award Surface Preparation Category to the WA Clean Technology, considering its ability to provide objective, reliable and repeatable evaluations of surface blast – cleaning grades, independently of any human interpretation.
Energy is one of the main costs in the manufacturing of steel abrasives.
Energy prices (natural gas, coal, electricity, oil products) were moving historically more or less parallel to the oil price. However we observed in the past few years more and more volatility and tension on European energy and power markets, with an energy mix evolution creating some tariff distortion at energy producers.
More recently - with anticipations on changes of ETS (Emission Trading System), with oil & gas price increases, with energy tax evolution, and with structural issues at energy producers in main countries such as France and Germany - the European Electricity prices for the year ahead are trading 50% higher than last year.
These current cost dynamics force Winoa to implement a price adjustment to continue providing customer the top quality products and services they have grown to expect.
Sales accelerator in the bustling segment of shot peening in the car and aeronautics industries.
WINOA, the world leader in steel abrasives is a French company established in the heart of the Alps and has signed a distribution agreement with the Japanese company TOYO SEIKO, the world leader in conditioned cut-wire shot. Toyo Seiko is the only provider in the world offering cut wire of "HD" (High Durability) quality, obtained due to a unique and patented production process. The "HD" quality allows users to optimize both the total cost of shot blasting and their environmental footprint by improving their process efficiency by approximately 30%.
With this agreement, Winoa plans to increase its shot-peening sales in both the car industry, where market developments such as vehicles becoming lighter which creates the needs for more and more specific shot blasting solutions, and in the aerospace industry by leveraging the certifications Toyo Seiko has already been granted by customers such as Boeing, GE, Pratt & Whitney.
As Pierre Escolier, Winoa’s President, stressed: "We’re proud of signing this agreement with Toyo Seiko. This alliance will create an unparalleled value proposition in the cut-wire shot market thanks to the combination of Toyo Seiko’s high-value products and of the Winoa group’s high level of service and expertise. It will help accelerate our shot-peening growth by more than 20% a year in strategic industries such as automotive and aerospace."
This high-tech production factory is currently the world's most environmentally friendly steel shot manufacturing facility. The Balmaseda (Spain) site relies on the most modern production techniques to reduce its environmental footprint: dual purification system to ensure a clean environment inside and outside the plant, heat recovery equipment , smart sensors, a high efficiency water treatment plant.
The video below gives you the opportunity to visit this unique plant and discover the main technological and ecological advances it offers to Winoa Group customers.
Have a look on this TV report about Winoa, broadcasted on a national channel in april 2018.
The tight supply situation within the graphite electrodes market has led to limited global availability of graphite electrodes and sharp increases in their prices.
Faced with this sharp and unprecedented escalation in the market prices of graphite electrodes, Winoa has seen its monthly purchasing costs multiplied several folds and is struggling to secure supplies, while facing tightened payment conditions.
This current cost dynamics have forced Winoa to implement in 2018 a new price adjustment related to electrodes. This is handled through a specific price surcharge for Winoa European operations. The company will continue to take all the necessary actions to face this exceptional situation and will closely monitor primary raw materials evolution to keep its customers informed of potential future changes.
Your Winoa sales representative is fully available on any practical aspects of Winoa electrodes price adjustment. More details are also available on the website www.scrap-surcharge.com
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Winoa is facing an unprecedented situation of rising costs in its primary raw materials. The current cost dynamics have forced Winoa to implement a worldwide price adjustment to continue providing customer the top quality products and services they have grown to expect.
The recent boom in the production of batteries for electrical vehicles has strained the supply chain of graphite materials and caused a remarkable hike in the market prices of graphite electrodes used in electric arc furnaces for melting steel.
The increasing environmental pressure on the global steel industry is driving an aggressive reduction of the industry carbon emissions. The pressure has triggered technological changes affecting the supply chain of raw materials for steel making which is combining with a reversal in cycle of metal manufacturing commodities. These changes are particularly impacting ferro alloys and refractories.
In addition, after years of capacity buildup, the shipping industry idled ships for the second year and continue to consolidate to reduce overcapacity. These efforts have contributed to major shipping indexes such as the Baltic dry index or China Containerized Freight Index to post double digits growth in 2017.
Over time Winoa has always kept the quality of its products and services at the top of its decisions, today even in the hardest times, the company will continue to strive to maintain the best value for its customers.
The current cost dynamics have forced Winoa to implement a worldwide price adjustment to continue providing customer the top quality products and services they have grown to expect. In parallel the company will take all the necessary actions to face this exceptional situation and will closely monitor primary raw materials evolution to keep its customers informed of potential future changes.
Download the latest article from MFN about the WA Cost technology developed by winoa and distributed by its leading brand W Abrasives.
Expert Mumessillik of Turkey (EXPERT) acting as an international company of more than 25 years standing at the leadership of supply for numerous types of hi-tech materials and equipments including foundry products, surface treatment abrasives, industrial minerals and raw materials that are success- fully used in a variety of main industries differing from foundries, aerospace, automotive to ceramics, aluminium, glass, tool making, agriculture, etc.
At this unique organisation of industrial supplies, Foreign Trade and Marketing Director Mehmet Feza Guler shares with MFN the company’s outlook and its customer-oriented initiatives.
Winoa not only offers environmentaly-friendly solutions for surfaces enhancement but also prides itself in producing them while minimizing its own environmental footprint.
At present, 100 % of our manufacturing facilities are certified ISO 14001 (Environmental management system) !
Our motto is "green services produced by green procedures".
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