Goran Djukanovic

Ford’s F-Series light-weighting strategy is successful as record sales continue

Ford’s F-Series light-weighting strategy is successful as record sales continue

Ford Motor Company reported that it sold 820,799 F-Series pickup trucks in 2016, a 5.2% increase for the year, making it America’s best-selling vehicle for the 35th consecutive year and best selling pickup truck for 40 years straight. F-Series sales totalled 87,512 trucks in...


Summaries from the 31st Metal Bulletin Aluminium Conference

The 31st Metal Bulletin aluminium conference took place at Melia Avenida America Hotel in Madrid, Spain, from September 27th to 29th. Almost 400 delegates from all over the world participated. The conference covered significant topics in the aluminium market over the course of eight sessions featuring over thirty speakers. Some of the highlights from the […]

An undersea transmission cable potential threat to smelters

Smelters in South Eastern Europe, before all KAP in Podgorica, Montenegro and Aluminij d.d. in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, are potentially at risk of experiencing higher electricity costs after an undersea transmission cable becomes functional in late 2018. On October 4, ground works officially started on Montenegro’s coast, near the town of Budva (cape Jaz), […]

Copper vs. Aluminium – substitution slows but continues

At the beginning of this century, prices for copper and aluminium were relatively similar and each metal had a dominant area of application: copper could be found in cables and wires (now approximately 60%) and aluminium in construction and transport (51%). However, in 2005, aluminium started to replace copper more intensively, and by 2007, price […]

A New Start for Croatian TLM

Fire delays temporary restart of TLM Following a fire outbreak in May that caused several million euros worth of damage, the restart of production at the TLM Šibenik rolling mill has been delayed for over two months. Today, the reconstruction of the rolling mill has finished and the restart of production is expected at the […]

Bosnian government plans sale of Aluminij d.d. Mostar

The federal government of Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to offer its stake in Aluminij d.d. Mostar for sale by end of this year, as part of a privatisation initiative involving five other companies. It will be the second attempt by the Bosnian government to sell Aluminij after it halted the privatisation process launched in 2007, […]