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ABOUT US

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About us

Oshaug Metall

Oshaug Metall AS is a 4th generation foundry in central Molde that manufactures propeller components for ships in cast NiAl bronze. Our renowned quality components are characterized under our brand Copperstorm® and are preferred by the world's leading propeller manufacturers for the most demanding propeller installations. All propeller manufacturers in Scandinavia are our customers.  
The company is involved in various R&D programs both regionally and on a European basis for the development of modern production techniques, such as the model-free molding technique Patternless® where we have been a key player.

Facts about Oshaug

15mill

Kilos cast

Today we are casting approximately casting 300 tons of NiAl-bronze per year. Products are mainly blades and hubs from 100 to 2500 kg.

Since 1927

Proud traditions

Our foundry was etablished in 1927. In 2027 we are celebrating 100 years of experience with high quality castings.

50k

High quality castings produced

Common the nominator between Oshaugs products is that they are tailor made exactly according to our customers specifications. We have delivered 50 000 components in strict accordence with our customers specifications and expecations.

ISO 14001

Working according to enviromental management systems

Oshaug is implementing a mindset of continous improvement for reducing our enviromental footprint. Our carbon footprint is already below the industry average and we are further reducing it by establishing high level goals and evaluating our internal procedures to meet those goals.

SUSTAINABILITY

ISO 9001

Our quality system is certified by DNV according to ISO 9001:2015, contributing to continuous improvement in our production processes. We are certified as a producer in bronze alloys by ABS, Bureau Veritas, DNV and GL, among others, and our products are certified by classification authorities appointed by the customer before delivery.

Green Innovation

Over the years, we have hosted several innovations, some even resulting in new companies. The latest example is Effee Induction who has supplied Oshaug with feeding and solidification control with their patented technology, which reduces energy consumption and hence carbon footprint.

Enviroment

The part of the energy mix being fossil is among the worlds lowest, thanks to the energy mix at Oshaug’s location. Energy-dense processes energy such as casting should preferably be done in countries where the source of the energy is as green as possible. Here, Oshaug is in the world top, according to a recent report from the Swedish casting foundation.
Source: The Swedish Foundry Association

WE ARE
EVERYWHERE

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Cargoships

Destroyers

Mega Yachts

Oiltankers

Frigate

Passenger ships

Oil platforms

Our values

At Oshaug we focus on

Local involvement
Oshaug Metall wants to be an important player for the local community by offering stable jobs and future investment in the area. The company will make an effort for young people in the region to get to know the company and the business community elsewhere in the region.
Social responsibility
The career opportunities that exist must be known so that the young people can more easily return to the region after completing their education. Oshaug Metall also sponsors good causes in sports, cultural life and business enterprises in the Molde region.
The future
At Oshaug Metall we are strongly involved in the development of more efficient methods for mold production, casting and machining. In close collaboration with some of the world's leading capabilities in casting technology, we manufacture high quality components with high repeatability and low environmental footprint.

OUR HISTORY

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1912

Oshaug Metall's founder Jens Oshaug started in the foundry profession in De Forende foundries, Raumen foundry in Molde.

1927

Oshaug Metallstøperi is founded by Jens Oshaug in Skansen in Ålesund.

1932

The foundry moves to Julsundvegen in Molde.

1940

The foundry was damaged by German bombs on April 28, 1940 and was largely out of operation throughout the war.

1946

The foundry starts up again in a purchased German barracks moved from Geitapina.

1948

Harry Oshaug takes over the management of the company after Jens.

1960

The foundry begins the transition to casting elements in NiAl bronze.

1963

New foundry built in Grandevegen 30.

1981

Harry Oshaug's eldest son Stein Berg Oshaug joins the company as foundry manager.

1982

Electric induction heaters installed.

1990

New processing department for propeller blades established in Årøsetervegen.

2004

Work for the British Navy's destroyers and the Norwegian Armed Forces' frigates.

2020

The robot lab and Effee feeding

2021

Expansion of the machining department. New large 5-axis milling and turning machine is installed.
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