EICF member FEINGUSS BLANK GmbH was pleased to receive the award this year: in recognition of outstanding achievements and sustainable innovations in the field of material and process development. The president of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (German Foundry Industry Association) Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Küpper and the president of the Verein Deutscher Gießereifachleute e.V. (German Foundry Experts Association) Dr.-Ing. Jens Wiesenmüller presented the certificate and the award to Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Lenert, Managing Director of the BLANK-Group, at a ceremony during the German Foundry Day. In his speech, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Josef Feikus, Chairman of the advisory board of the Forschungsvereinigung Gießereitechnik e. V. (Foundry Technology Research Association), explained the background of the award. He said that the award was not limited to a specific project at BLANK but was a general recognition of the BLANK-Group’s commitment to the further development and increased efficiency of the investment casting process.