History

More than 70 years experience

The origins of the company, which is now active worldwide, go back to 1931, when the AB Westin & Backlund company was founded in Stockholm. Although the aim of the company was initially to sell foundry machines on the Scandinavian market, its activities quickly extended to the entire European market.

The growing demand for machines and complete plants led to the foundation of a German subsidiary, Webac Gesellschaft für Maschinenbau mbH, in 1962, with headquarters in Euskirchen. Webac was set up as an independent company with its own marketing, design and manufacturing departments. In the subsequent decades, Webac succeeded in increasingly extending its market position in Germany, Europe, and overseas.

As the founding families have gradually withdrawn from the company, Webac GmbH is now entirely owned by Webac Holding AG, Munich.

The Michel company was taken over in 1993 to extend the product range. This purchase gave Webac a significant market boost in the area of core sand preparation and gassing technology. The same aims were achieved in 1995 with the takeover of KGT. As well as the expertise in sand preparation, complete know-how on sand regeneration is now available to the customer, based on the experience gained from the many plants implemented.

In addition to the current product range, Webac has recently successfully started to offer alloying agent dosing units for melting shops.

Thanks to the know-how built up over many years in foundry plants, Webac is now able to carry out project planning for complete foundries.

Depending on the customer’s wishes and options, we offer support for all project steps, from project analysis through feasibility studies up to project implementation including vendor selection, purchasing, installation, and commissioning.

To document the quality standards which have for many years applied both to internal processes and to products, Webac has been certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 2002.

Webac now has four sites: the headquarters in Euskirchen, a manufacturing plant for core sand units in Radofzell on Lake Constance, Webac S.R.O. in Pribram (Czech Republic) – a supplier of steel construction components, and Webac Maskin in Stockholm - a sales subsidiary for the Scandinavian region.