Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei GesmbH is a foundry and mechanical engineering company based in Liezen, Austria. The company's origins date to 1939 when a factory was established in Liezen for war materials production.
After independence from VOEST in the 1980s and bankruptcy in the 1990s the company was restarted as Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei Ges.m.b.H. in 1994. As of 2012 the company has extensive mechanical engineering facilities and foundry, and manufactures industrial milling and sawing machines. Several associate companies acquired after 1994 manufacture mineral processing equipment.
27-01-2023 "Order of the Century" for Maschinenfabrik Liezen
Maschinenfabrik Liezen (MFL) has landed an "order of the century": The German freight transport company Helrom has - for the time being - 40 innovative freight wagons manufactured in Upper Styria. The order is in the double-digit million euro range. If production goes well, there is the option of further orders. A quarter of a billion euros could flow by 2033, said MFL Managing Director Herbert Decker at a press conference on Friday.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 50000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
This plant produces the following type of products:
Liezen is an important industrial district in Styrian valley Ennstal. Surrounding ore deposits are well-known since 13th century already, traces of mining and smelting activity dates back to the end of 19th century here.
Current foundry was established by Schmid-Schmidsfeld family in 1939 and named as “Schmidhütte Liezen”. The original purpose was war material production only. The works consisted of one open-hearth melt shop and two electric arc furnaces. Plant was closed down when American Allied army reached Liezen, however reopened and refurbished soon after when taken over by VÖEST company.
In 1994 the foundry became private as “Maschinenfabrik Liezen -und Gießerei” and belongs among the top manufactures of machines for mineral processing including crushing and sorting equipment today. The steel is melted in two 8 tons electric arc furnaces.