The company was founded in 1914 in the USA as an innovator in the introduction and application of aluminium bronze alloys. It has also introduced to the market several new metallurgical and process techniques that have made AMPCO METAL the recognized quality leader in specialty bronzes and copper alloys.

Over the years, AMPCO METAL has served customers throughout the world in a variety of applications seeking wear, corrosion-resistant, and high conductive properties.

Primary industries served include chemical and petroleum, machine tools, primary metal producers, transportation, and a wide range of industrial and commercial machinery.

To obtain unique and consistent alloy characteristics, AMPCO METAL utilizes some of the most advanced equipment in the industry, highly skilled engineering staff, and sophisticated quality control procedures. This allows AMPCO METAL to offer superior lot-to-lot consistency for predictable results. In addition, conscious of the environment, AMPCO METAL utilizes advanced technology throughout its plants and service centers to rigidly maintain clean air and water programs.

AMPCO METAL manufactures a wide range of alloys in a variety of grades and conditions and distributes them through its worldwide network of service centers. This enables AMPCO METAL to work closely with its customers to produce specialty alloys with the properties and characteristics they need.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

AMPCO METAL: Besides producing raw materials, drawing on our unique expertise, AMPCO METAL is also the world’s leader in manufacturing finished machined parts. We can produce almost any friction part to your specifications, ensuring reliability and ongoing performance. We are backed by a wide range of machining equipment, from conventional machines up to 5-axis CNC machinery, turning, milling, drilling, honing, and broaching, among others.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

AMPCO METAL: We are investigating various new products such as “Spinoidal alloys” – more news to come in early 2022. Additionally, we are drastically increasing the capacity of our machining capabilities to offer our customers highly complex finish machined parts.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

AMPCO METAL: Our product range consists of AMPCO® Aluminium Bronze Alloys, AMPCOLOY® Berylium Copper Alloys, AMS alloys, Manganese bronze, and other alloys. Additionally, we provide welding solutions with our AMPCO-TRODE® Welding Wires and non-sparking and non-magnetic safety tools through AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS®.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

AMPCO METAL: Our market has continuously evolved over the last century, and it continues to do so. Although copper-based alloys are used in all major industries that are currently changing, whether, in terms of technology or market demand, our company remains resolutely focused on providing the best products and services. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

AMPCO METAL: AMPCO METAL follows the market trends of its customers, investing and adapting to them accordingly. We are customer-centric, and therefore have invested extensively in digitalization and Industrie 4.0; as globalization continues to change the competitive environment of companies,  this gives us the ability to be more efficient in serving our customers worldwide.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

AMPCO METAL: The most innovative products are our patented high-performance aluminum bronze alloys and high conductivity alloys, which delivers the most uniform and extremely fine grain size with the most outstanding wear resistance, produced with MICROCAST® technology, based on exclusive magnetic steering (Magneto-Hydro-Dynamic) at the casting furnaces.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

AMPCO METAL: 2021 has been a challenging year for most companies and us. At AMPCO METAL, we have used these challenges to fundamentally rethink and adapt our strategy, processes and find ways to adapt to this challenging business environment to serve our customers at the highest level of satisfaction.

Route de Chésalles 48
P.O. Box 45
1723 Marly

T: +41 26 439 93 00