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COPPER CULTURE UPCAST contributes to electric transportation deployment

The exponential increase in electric vehicles has also increased the demand for high-quality copper wire. A single fully electric car can contain up to 80 kilos of copper, in addition to which copper is used in the charging points. UPCAST OY has a solution for the global demand.

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PEOPLE AT WORK Learning, near and far

In addition to setting up new production lines, the work of a commissioning engineer involves continuous product development, training and customer service. What else is included in the job and what makes it so attractive? UPCAST OY’s new commissioning engineers, Miika Liljeroos and Teemu Rajaviita, explain.

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Continuous development to benefit clients

UPCAST OY’s product development does not rest on its laurels. New development needs are emerging constantly, inspired by the market, the clients and the brainstorming within the company itself.

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Steady growth ahead

What does the market situation in the copper industry look like today, and how can we prepare for tomorrow in times of rapid change? We sat down with Monica Di Cosimo, the Co-Founder and Partner of Cu2 Consulting, an independent research consultancy specialising in the copper industry.

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New Managing Director

Janne Hosio has been appointed the new Managing Director of UPCAST OY as of March 1, 2022. Congratulations! Many of you know Janne from his sales activities as Sales Director and he will work very closely with the sales also in the future. We all want to thank the former Managing Director Jukka Lähteenmäki for his excellent work during his 15 years at UPCAST OY.

Five new positions filled in UPCAST® team

We are excited to share our latest hiring and recruitment news. Meet our new faces and some familiar ones too – in their new positions.

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The world changed and we with it

The corona virus has caused a lot of changes in the world economy. Some areas have been hit harder and others not so severely, some almost like with silk gloves. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is globally not yet over, we can already state from UPCAST’s part that we have survived well through this time.

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UPCAST® Upgrades benefit customers in various ways

UPCAST OY carries out continuous development work. Thanks to the various upgrades, the UPCAST® products will remain up to date for decades

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Green energy and copper are united

Copper is at the heart of renewable energy. It’s needed for virtually every future communications and transport technology, even robotics and artificial intelligence. We wanted to know how the industry can stay ahead of the game.

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The perfect union of innovative design and antimicrobial copper

New situations require new solutions. Inspired by COVID-19, sculptor Erwin Laiho designed Space Key – an antimicrobial copper key that makes it possible to open doors and press buttons without touching them with your hands.

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Change management No company plays the game alone

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a necessary driver of change for many companies. Faced with unforeseen challenges, companies have identified needs and solid arguments for organizational changes.

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Casting high-conductivity oxygen-free copper rod from scrap: myths and reality

To preserve the properties of high conductivity oxygen free-copper rod, the most ductile of all copper grades, special care must be taken when it is produced either entirely from scrap or from a cathode/scrap combination. This presentation describes the effect of some melt pollutants on conductivity and drawability.

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One Stop for All Maintenance

The new UPCAST® UPtime maintenance software brings clarity for the maintaining of casting lines and transfers excel tables into history.

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The coming decades of copper

The coming decades will bring along technology leaps and major changes to many energy related technologies. The world will see a shift of paradigm, and we will be surprised about the range, variety, scale and speed of the changes. In these changes, copper will play a significant role, due to its unique conductivity, durability and recyclability, writes Pia Voutilainen, Director at Scandinavian Copper Development Association.

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Wire and Tube, Europe Düsseldorf, Germany

See you in 2022!

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Düsseldorf
Sao Paulo

Wire, South America São Paulo, Brazil

October 1–3, 2019

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Wire, Southeast Asia Bangkok, Thailand

September 17–19, 2019

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Bangkok
Leipzig

User Meeting Leipzig, Germany

September 3–6, 2019

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Optimised energy consumption saves money

Energy consumption is the biggest individual cost factor in the production. Typically, it is about 58–67% of the overall costs.

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The future is open road

Less than one per mil of the world’s population lives above the 60th parallel. According to estimates, up to half of them are Finns.The challenging, northern climate conditions, our exceptional geopolitical location and odd language have built the Finnish success story.

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Highest quality through close collaboration

Since 1945, RUSS-Elektroofen has been an important supplier in almost 2800 melting plant projects worldwide. The company’s know-how in electrical technology also plays a very important role in the supply chain for UPCAST® continuous casting lines.

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Sustainable success through responsible growth

Less than one per mil of the world’s population lives above the 60th parallel. According to estimates, up to half of them are Finns.The challenging, northern climate conditions, our exceptional geopolitical location and odd language have built the Finnish success story.

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Upgrade of PILOT test facility opens up new opportunities

There is always something going on at the UPCAST® Pilot test facility, with its renewals and improvements.

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Sustainable success through responsible growth

Less than one per mil of the world’s population lives above the 60th parallel. According to estimates, up to half of them are Finns.The challenging, northern climate conditions, our exceptional geopolitical location and odd language have built the Finnish success story.

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Everything works in Japan

Tomi Ruusulaakso and Mika Anttila, the commissioning engineers of UPCAST OY, spent almost a month in Japan last winter. What they remember the most are the skilled workers, polite people and good food.

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