Aleris Lands Multi-Year Aerospace Aluminium Deal with Bombardier

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Cleveland rolled aluminium firm Aleris International, Inc. yesterday announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Montreal’s multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier Inc.

Under the new contract, Aleris will be supplying Bombardier’s aircraft projects with a plethora of aluminium products, including high-strength and corrosion-resistant plate products. Aleris says this agreement places it among the vanguard of rolled aluminium suppliers to the Quebec-based firm.

Aleris says the agreement will see its factories in Koblenz, Germany and Zhenjiang, China producing the needed aluminium. The firm points out the fact that the Chinese plant is a greenfield project that opened in 2013 and was qualified by Bombardier for the production of aerospace aluminium the next year.

Sean Stack, Aleris chairman and CEO, hailed the agreement as proof of his firm’s ability to supply aerospace customers with high-end aluminium products.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Bombardier through the supply of a broader range of products from our facilities in both Europe and Asia Pacific. This agreement with Bombardier serves as further validation of our strategy to continue to advance our technical capabilities and expand our global footprint to help our aerospace customers meet their goals.”

Ranked by Forbes as one of the United States’ largest privately-held companies, Aleris was founded in the Cleveland suburb of Beechwood, Ohio when Commonwealth Industries, Inc. and IMCO Recycling Inc. merged in late 2004. The company produces aluminium rolled and extruded products, recycled aluminium, and specification aluminium alloy manufacturing in its fourteen plants held in three business units in North America, Europe, and China. Aleris employed over 6,500 individuals as of 2010. Among the industries it serves are aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.

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