Tupy begins series production of CGI cylinder head for MTU industrial power engine

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| Source: SinterCast AB


  * Industrial power engine upgrade with Compacted Graphite Iron cylinder head
  * Series production underway at the Tupy foundry in Joinville, Brazil
  * MTU Series 2000 engine available in several cylinder versions

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 The MTU Series 2000 CGI fully machined    The V-12 version of the MTU Series
 cylinder head                             2000 engine



[Joinville  and Stockholm, 29 January 2014] -  MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary
of  Rolls-Royce Power  Systems AG  and one  of the  world's most advanced diesel
engine  technology and power systems providers, has introduced an upgrade of its
class-leading Series 2000 engine with several new technology features, including
a  Compacted  Graphite  Iron  cylinder  head.   The  CGI  cylinder head upgrade,
compared  to the  previous generation  head, was  specified to  enable increased
power  and  to  ensure  durability  in  the demanding duty cycles experienced by
marine,   mining,  construction  and  stationary  power  generating  engines.
Following  successful  product  development  and  pre-production support, series
production of the Series 2000 CGI cylinder head has begun at the Tupy foundry in
Joinville  Brazil, using the SinterCast  process control technology.  The engine
is available worldwide in several cylinder configurations.

"The  MTU order represents another important step  forward for CGI and for Tupy,
and  further  reinforces  the  transition  toward CGI in state-of-the-art engine
applications. The MTU cylinder head becomes our eighteenth CGI product in series
production,  and establishes an  important reference as  Tupy's first industrial
power  component produced in CGI" said  Mr. Luiz Tarquínio, President and C.E.O.
of  Tupy.  "As the world's leading supplier  of Compacted Graphite Iron, we have
now  established  high  volume  series  production  and  secured  CGI production
commitments  across the complete spectrum  of passenger vehicle cylinder blocks,
commercial  vehicle  cylinder  blocks  and  heads,  and  industrial power engine
components.   Tupy  will  continue  to  build  on  its  CGI expertise and series
production  leadership to motivate new CGI  applications and to lead the ongoing
trend toward CGI."

"The  MTU  Series  2000 cylinder  head  provides  yet  another  example  of  the
contribution  provided by  CGI in  achieving performance, durability, refinement
and  emissions targets" said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & C.E.O. of SinterCast.
 "At  present, industrial  power components  and products  other than automotive
cylinder  blocks and heads comprise  approximately 10% of our production volume.
 We  are confident that the growth  opportunities in the industrial power sector
can  allow us  to maintain  this balance  as the  core automotive block and head
sector continues to ramp up."



For more information:

 Mr. Luiz Tarquínio S. Ferro   Dr. Steve Dawson

 President and C.E.O.          President & C.E.O.

 Tupy S.A.                     SinterCast AB (publ)

 Tel:    +55 47 4009 8181      Tel:    +46 8 660 7750

 e-mail: tarquinio@tupy.com.br e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com




Headquartered  in southern  Brazil, Tupy  has more  than 12,500 employees  and a
production  capacity of 848,000 tonnes per  year of cast  iron components.  With
manufacturing facilities located in Joinville in the State of Santa Catarina and
Mauá  in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and in Saltillo and Ramos Arizpe in the
State  of Coahuila, Mexico, Tupy is one of the world's leading industries in the
manufacturing  of cast iron blocks and cylinder heads, and the global CGI leader
with  17 CGI components  in series  production.  Tupy  has established sales and
engineering  offices located in Brazil, United  States and Europe to support its
main  customers, including: Ford, Cummins, Caterpillar, Chrysler, Audi, Daimler,
John  Deere,  Navistar  and  many  other  premier  automotive  and diesel engine
manufacturers. For more information: www.tupy.com

SinterCast is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the
reliable  high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least
75% higher  tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness  and approximately double the
fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine
designers  to improve  performance, fuel  economy and  durability while reducing
engine  weight, noise and  emissions. The SinterCast  technology is used for the
production  of more than 50 CGI components,  ranging from 2 kg to 17 tonnes, all
using  the same proven process control technology.  The end-users of SinterCast-
CGI  components include Allen Diesels,  Aston Martin, Audi, Cameron Compression,
Caterpillar,   Chrysler,   DAF   Trucks,  Ford,  Ford-Otosan,  General  Electric
Transportation Systems, General Motors, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lancia, Land
Rover,  MAN,  MTU,  Maserati,  Navistar,  Porsche, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault-
Nissan,  Scania, Toyota, VM  Motori, Volkswagen, Volvo  and Waukesha Engine. The
SinterCast  share is  quoted on  the Small  Cap segment  of the NASDAQ OMX stock
exchange (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more information: www.sintercast.com

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