About the Swiss Foundry Association (GVS)

The Swiss Foundry Association (SFA) is a syndicate of Swiss foundries. It includes iron, steel, light alloy, non-ferrous heavy metal and die casting foundries but also suppliers, sponsors and individual linked to the Association.Geschäftsstelle:

Giesserei-Verband der Schweiz GVS

Address for correspondence:
Postfach 71
CH-8024 Zürich Paketadresse:
Hallenstrasse 15
CH-8008 Zürich

Address for parcels:
Hallenstrasse 15
CH-8008 Zürich

Telefon: +41 (0)43 366 00 84
Fax: +41 (0)43 366 00 86
Mail: info@giesserei-verband.ch

Managing Director: Marcel Menet
Assistant: Marlene Wissiak


The Association was formed on 29 June 1994 from a fusion of the two former foundry associations the “Association of Swiss Iron Foundries” and the “Association of Swiss Metal Foundries”. At present there are 54 corporate members, 20 supplier and 6 sponsor members in addition to approximately 30 honorary, free and personal members.

The GVS protects the interests of its members with regard to

  • Economic, sociopolitical, trade-political and operational questions and similar functions which relate to the interests of its members
  • Promotion of technical development in the foundry industry
  • Promotion of vocational and professional development
  • Dealing with topics relating to environmental protection and safety at work
  • Co-operation with authorities and related associations at home and abroad Fostering of personal relationships and promotion of operation amongst members

Members of the board

Members of the Board

M. Schmidhauser, Wolfensberger AG, Bauma (President)
D. Fiato, vonRoll casting (emmenbrücke) ag, Emmenbrücke (Vice-president)
M. Fuchs, Wagner AG, Waldstatt
M. Ladurner, Ferrum AG, Schafisheim
Th. Lais, Aluminium Laufen AG, Liesberg
M. Margot, Metalyss AG, Lyss
A. Müller, DGS Druckguss Systeme AG, St. Gallen
E. von Ballmoos, Benninger Guss AG, Uzwil