Company

60 Years of Experience in the Foundry Industry

    1955

Foundry department of CINSA becomes an independent company called Compañía Fundidora del Norte S.A. de C.V.

Expansion of Plant 1 takes place to produce components for the Automotive Industry.

1965    
    1970

Plant 2 starts operations producing pipe fittings in malleabl iron. Currenly Plant 2 is known as Cifunsa Saltillo and produces cast components in ductile iron.

Plant 3 starts operations producing engine blocks and heads.

1980    
    1997

Plant 4 starts operations producing blocks and heads for diesel engines.

Castech, a joint venture between CIFUNSA and VAW Motor starts operations to produce engine heads in aluminum.

1998    
    2003

Castech starts production in its expanded original foundry dedicated to produce aluminum heads and in a new plant focused to produce aluminum blocks, both for the automotive industry.

Plant 5 starts operations in Irapuato, producing safety-critical components in ductile iron for the automotive industry. Today it is known as Cifunsa Irapuato.

2004    
    2007

Definitive agreement to sell Castech is signed.

Technocast, a joint venture with Caterpillar starts operations to produce blocks and heads for diesel engines.

2007    
    2011

GIS acquires 100% of Tisamatic, which produces parts in gray and ductile iron for the automotive, appliance, and other industries.

In April 2012, the divesture of the iron Block and Head business units is concluded.  This strategic decision allowed us to focus and grow in the iron vertical molding business.

2012    
    2013

A new plant in San Luis Potosí starts production with two vertical molding lines to produce gray and ductile iron components.

Joint venture agreement between CIFUNSA and TRW is signed to begin construction of two plants to cast and machine safety-critical components in ductile iron.  The new company is known as Evercast.

2014    
    2015

During February of 2015 an agreement, to invest in a machining facility for iron components for the automotive industry in NAFTA, was signed between GIS and Fagor Ederlan.

During the second and third quarter of 2015, the machining and foundry plants, respectively, of Evercast started operations.

2015    
    2015

During December of 2015, GIS acquired ACE Group and started the process of globalization of its Automotive Division.

1955

Foundry department of CINSA becomes an independent company called Compañía Fundidora del Norte S.A. de C.V.

1965

Expansion of Plant 1 takes place to produce components for the Automotive Industry.

1970

Plant 2 starts operations producing pipe fittings in malleabl iron. Currenly Plant 2 is known as Cifunsa Saltillo and produces cast components in ductile iron.

1980

Plant 3 starts operations producing engine blocks and heads.

1997

Plant 4 starts operations producing blocks and heads for diesel engines.

1998

Castech, a joint venture between CIFUNSA and VAW Motor starts operations to produce engine heads in aluminum.

2003

Castech starts production in its expanded original foundry dedicated to produce aluminum heads and in a new plant focused to produce aluminum blocks, both for the automotive industry.

2004

Plant 5 starts operations in Irapuato, producing safety-critical components in ductile iron for the automotive industry. Today it is known as Cifunsa Irapuato.

2007

Definitive agreement to sell Castech is signed.

2007

Technocast, a joint venture with Caterpillar starts operations to produce blocks and heads for diesel engines.

2011

GIS acquires 100% of Tisamatic, which produces parts in gray and ductile iron for the automotive, appliance, and other industries.

2012

In April 2012, the divesture of the iron Block and Head business units is concluded.  This strategic decision allowed us to focus and grow in the iron vertical molding business.

2013

A new plant in San Luis Potosí starts production with two vertical molding lines to produce gray and ductile iron components.

2014

Joint venture agreement between CIFUNSA and TRW is signed to begin construction of two plants to cast and machine safety-critical components in ductile iron.  The new company is known as Evercast.

2015

During February of 2015 an agreement, to invest in a machining facility for iron components for the automotive industry in NAFTA, was signed between GIS and Fagor Ederlan.

2015

During the second and third quarter of 2015, the machining and foundry plants, respectively, of Evercast started operations.

2015

During December of 2015, GIS acquired ACE Group and started the process of globalization of its Automotive Division.