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Delivering High Quality Casting Solutions to Industry for over 70 years.

Foothills are certified “safe, efficient and effective” as we achieve our ISO9001 Certification and our COR Certification

We define our service by how safe and efficient we are. At Foothills we are always in search of continual improvements, so going through the certification process for ISO 9001 seemed like a logical step. In addition to formalizing industry leading repeatability, we are rewriting how a multi-national sales force can work simultaneously with our clients to provide a level of service and reli…

Globally recognised as a leader in the manufacture and supply of castings and fabrications that are unsurpassed in quality and integrity.

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Foothills Steel Foundry has the capability to design and engineer quality cast steel wear parts as well as a variety of martensitic high chrome white iron products for the mining industry on a global scale. Quality is a massive part of our process, it’s our end game. We only deliver parts that we know have integrity. Because we start with the end in mind we are now known as a glob…

Our evolution from simple, small castings and forgings into global large scale high performance castings and fabrications

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Over our 74 year history we have evolved from a small ironworks factory into a multi faceted, quality managed foundry who supplies to the entire globe. We have customers in Australia, Europe, USA, Canada, Africa and New Zealand. It’s not bad for a small family foundry that started on the shores of the Bow River in 1913.The secret to our success lies solely with our people. Without the …

Why do our wear parts outlast the competition?

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Maybe it’s something to do with the metallurgists we have on staff, or the 74 years of hands-on experience, combined with our ability to create a consistent heat chemistry with just the right amount of manganese. Or the countless other controlled and repeatable processes implemented throughout our Quality Management System. Foothills wear parts just last longer. Let’s talk about o…

Technology and Experience makes Foothills the leaders in their field

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Foothills Steel Foundry has the capability to measure, design  and cast anything steel, and it is liberating. When Faro™ created the FaroArm way back in the mid 80’s, I wonder whether these two biomedical engineers realised what an impact their lab creations would have on the industrial world today.  Originally the two “techno-junkies” set out to develop technology and software to support advan…

Extending Wear Life

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Finding a solution to wear problems is what we do best. Often our clients come to us with a specific wear problem, which essentially means that their liners they are using on their jaw’s and cones are not performing as expected. Foothills manufacture longer lasting wear parts specific to the crusher being used. One of the first steps to take place is establishing what the issue actually is.  T…

The steps it took to make Foothills Steel Foundry the industry leaders

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The history of Foothills Steel Foundry It started in 1913 when FL Irving started Riverside Iron Works to supply a Canadian Pacific railway contract. Riverside developed into a Calgary steel foundry and machine shop. In 1930 the depression had hit, things were getting tough the world over, and FL Irving sold his business to…

Quarry Plant Solutions

QPS Engineering is a locally owned and operated business which has prospered within Queensland. They are committed to providing experienced and fully resourced maintenance personnel to quarries, as well as design and engineering, relocations and installs, construction projects, maintenance, 24 hour services, metal fabrication, upgrades, bucket repairs and abrasive blast and protective coatings …

J.R. Crusher and Screen Services

| Terry Fitzgerald |
Owner and Operator of JR Crusher & Screen Services John Rauzan spoke to us about why he continues to choose Foothills Steel Foundry over any other wear part supplier in Australia. “It’s the relationship that Terry maintains with me, combined with a fair price and a great product that keeps me coming back” With over 30 years of experience in the crusher maintenance field, John knows his wea…

Hy-Tec Northern NSW

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When you’ve got tonnes of greywacke to crush, you need a crushing setup that is fit for the job. Greywacke is hard and abrasive, making it pretty tough to reduce down. Hy-Tec Quarry has all the right equipment, but the right equipment isn’t the only thing they need; they need the right liners to be able to break down the material, that’s where Foothills Steel Foundry come in. Since 2010 HyTec h…