The company

Our roadmap to carbon-neutral production

Due to our comprehensive engineering expertise, decades of practical experience and innovative capacities, Induga is a world-leading supplier of technology for inductive melting, pouring and casting of metals.

Our induction furnaces have always played a decisive role in the circular economy of foundries as melting units that keep metals within continuous recycling loops. Our plants are making an increasingly important contribution to the green transition of the metals industry: If powered by green electricity, our induction-heated furnaces used in metals production and processing operate entirely carbon-free.

Company history

We have been engineering customized plants and equipment for metals melting and casting for more than 40 years. The company was founded in Cologne, Germany, in 1983 by Günter Phillips.

Initially, the company’s activities concentrated on low-pressure brass casting systems. But it soon expanded its product range to include pouring furnaces for horizontal continuous casting lines and melting furnaces for damp chips.

Based on its original technological focus – namely, channel-type induction heating furnaces – Induga has developed a constantly growing range of induction heating solutions for new applications, including zinc coating pots, cathode melting furnaces, pouring furnaces for vertical continuous casting and vacuum pouring furnaces.

In 2004, Induga acquired Swiss-based KWC Engineering, continuing that company’s line of products for automated manufacturing of brass valves and fittings. 

In 2006, company founder Günter Phillips decided to retire from active involvement in the business and sold his company shares to Otto Junker GmbH. In 2010, the Induga headquarters was moved to the town of Simmerath-Lammersdorf, near Aachen, the location of the Otto Junker headquarters, to benefit from synergies between both companies.

Today, Induga is a medium-sized business that supplies its products to steel works, casthouses and foundries around the world. Induga specializes in engineering and manufacturing customized and application-optimized induction furnace, ladle pouring and plasma heating plants.

It is our ambition to continue working closely with our customers in opening up new application fields for carbon-neutral induction technology.

Management and Sales

Frank Donsbach, Technical Director
Sabine Höfer, Commercial Director
Sebastian Esser, Manager Sales and After-Sales
Thomas Voss, Product Manager PUMA Ladle Pouring Technology
Thomas Schanz, Product Manager Steel and Coating
Christoph Harzem, After-Sales and Modernization

Our team

We are a team of seasoned engineers and technicians dedicated to developing customized solutions for new plant installations and plant revamps at our Lammersdorf location.

Our service team supports our worldwide customers in maintaining, repairing and upgrading their facilities, both directly at their production sites and remotely.


Become a part

of our Team!

OTTO JUNKER is one of the biggest employers in the region.

About 680 employees are part of the OTTO JUNKER family – some of them already in their third generation.

Come and join us as a new team member!

Research and development

Many decades of experience and comprehensive know-how combined with the latest scientific findings and technologies guarantee that our plants are always of the highest quality.

To further strengthen our technology leadership, we work closely with world-leading universities and institutions as well as our customers in developing and continuously enhancing our processes and plants.

This includes projects such as new and further development of pouring control algorithms with specialists at RWTH Aachen University, participating in a hydrogen pyrolysis project at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, and establishing technology networks with leading German R&D institutes.

Otto Junker Group

As a subsidiary of Otto Junker GmbH, Induga is part of an internationally active group of companies that have been strong partners in the international markets for metallurgical and heat treatment technology for decades. We work towards the common goal of providing innovative technological excellence, building on intensive cooperation and rigorously exploiting synergies between our various Group companies and their employees.

The Otto Junker Foundation awards scholarships to young talent, in particular to students at RWTH Aachen University. Several highly qualified graduates and post-graduates from institutes associated with the Aachen university started and are still pursuing their careers at Otto Junker companies.


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