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Gränges To Purchase Remaining Interest In GETEK From Erbslöh For €8.5 Million

Gränges To Purchase Remaining Interest In GETEK From Erbslöh For €8.5 Million

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB said yesterday it has agreed to buy the remaining 49-percent interest in aluminium billet producer GETEK GmbH from German firm Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH for €8.5 million (US$10.1 million). Per Gränges, GETEK’s addition to its portfolio will...

Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Recycling Project Could Cut CO2 By 26 Percent

Jaguar Land Rover said last month that a recycling process they developed could cut carbon dioxide emissions by over a quarter. The firm’s REALITY aluminium project is a process developed by the automaker to blend recycled aluminium with primary aluminium to achieve aluminium of a quality matching that of the grade they currently use. The […]

Dunkerque Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) said Wednesday that ALVANCE Aluminium Dunkerque achieved certification to its Performance Standard. Currently Europe’s largest aluminium smelter, the Dunkerque plant produces more than 284 thousand metric tons each year. The plant, which employs almost 600 workers, specializes in aluminium slab and ingot that are used to produce value-added products for […]

Gränges Announces Layoff Of 75 Employees At Finspång Plant

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB said on Wednesday that it is negotiating with the labor union at its facilities over a corporate reorganization that will see the culling of 75 positions in Finspång. Per the firm, the move is being done in an effort at strengthening Gränges Europe’s offerings and to shore up its […]

European Commission Mandates Registration For Aluminium Extrusions Imported From China

The European Commission announced on Tuesday that aluminium extrusions imported from the People’s Republic of China will immediately be subject to registration by each of its member nations’ customs authority. The move is the next step in the European Commission’s response to complaints from the continent’s aluminium sector as expressed by the trade body European […]