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The upward continuous casting method, better known as the UPCAST® system, was originally developed within the Finnish Outokumpu Group in the late ’60s. The outcome resulted from a synthesis of innovative thinking and long production experience. The first UPCAST® production line was installed in 1971 at the group’s own facilities in Pori, Finland and is still in operation and up to date thanks to a number of modernizations. This first production line has been followed by a continuous string of others delivered worldwide, establishing UPCAST® as the undisputed market leader in its field.

As a result of Outokumpu Group’s decision to divest its copper business a new, independent company UPCAST OY was established in 2006 to carry the UPCAST® legacy into the future. UPCAST OY is the exclusive supplier of the original UPCAST® process.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101093216.