The Gießerei Lößnitz GmbH (GL) is a medium-sized company founded in 1849 in Lößnitz. The Gießerei Lößnitz range of services includes the casting of handmade castings, tool casting and full mould casting based on wood or styrofoam models and templates. The main focus of the three-times-weekly casting process is the production of iron castings for automotive toolmaking by means of full mould casting. Since 1992 the company has been privatized again and has an owner-operated management.

Among the approximately 800 foundries in Germany, Gießerei Lößnitz is one of the 131 iron foundries (cf. Bguss 2017). Major customers in the automotive industry include well-known German car manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche. Further companies such as Salzgitter AG, EDAG Automotive Engineering or KWD Automotive AG & Co. KG are also part of the customer base.

Gießerei Lößnitz is Germany’s first climate-neutral foundry providing customers with quality cast iron. The foundry Lößnitz GmbH has invested 5 million euros to reduce emissions. The Kappa Ekon® filter system reduces energy consumption and residual dust by a good third. This improves the air around the factory premises.