Casting foundries in
China and India
Years ago, when I joined Dandong foundry
in China, I know that the cast iron foundries in India are our main
competitors. Because their prices were lower than ours.
However, after years, I think they are not our competitors, because
of their low quality, untimely delivery, and bribery problems.
In India, although there are some large casting foundries who can
guarantee the casting qualities, but most of casting foundries can
not keep the stable casting quality. In China, this condition will
be better, most of Chinese foundries paid lots of attention to the
In India, the workers quit very frequently, this is the information
from one of our client. With other reasons, their delivery time can
not be guaranteed.
When I visited our client in USA, I asked why they did not buy stove
parts from India. As my thought, stove parts do not required very
high quality for the material, but price sensitive. However, my
client told me that many government officers in India claimed money
when they imported the stove parts from India to USA. So, the final
costs after this extra money will be much higher than imported from
In the past, I have been in Bangladesh for months, so I have saw the
serious bribery problems, therefore, I believed the problems my
client talked about. However, I am not writing this article to say
all casting foundries in India are very bad.
There are lots of casting foundries in China, who also have many
problems. I just hope this information could be helpful for the
metal casting buyers to find most suitable foundries for your