Europe

Rio Tinto Sets Production Records for Bauxite, Alumina, and Aluminium in 2016

Rio Tinto Sets Production Records for Bauxite, Alumina, and Aluminium in 2016

Anglo-Australian metals and mining titan Rio Tinto released results for 2016 yesterday. The firm touted the US$8.5 billion in cash generation and US$3.6 billion in shareholder returns it generated over the course of last year. Net cash generation was down ten percent...

Events

Aluminium of Greece Grabs Top Health and Safety Awards

Aluminium of Greece (AoG) announced its reception of two top awards at Boussias Communications’ Health & Safety Awards 2016. A subsidiary of Mytilineos Group, AoG garnered the top prize in the Alumina and Aluminium Production & Trading category for its implementation of the “Health and Safety at Work” thematic consultation with its stakeholders. The project […]

Eurasian Resources Group Boasts Record Output in 2016

Eurasian Resources Group announced on Monday that its plant in Kazakhstan turned out over 235,000 metric tons of primary aluminium last year, which was in excess of its annual production target and was one of its highest production volumes since the plant opened nine years ago. Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter JSC (KAS), which is the country’s […]

Škoda Opens New Aluminium Press Line in Czech Republic

Škoda Auto announced the opening of its latest press line at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. The new PXL II servo press line, which turns out aluminium body parts, is expected to be fully operational by March. The firm began construction on the 125,000-ft2 plant commenced in 2015. The project required an […]

UK’s Dudley’s Aluminium Wins Contract in Newport’s John Frost School Project

Cardiff’s Dudley’s Aluminium Ltd has come to an agreement with John Frost School in Newport to install exteriors on existing and new buildings on the site. The £750,000 (US$920,000) contract is with BAM Construction and will have the firm installing a new aluminium façade and glazing fixtures on the existing building. The installation will include […]

Euro Zone Manufacturing Index Hits Five-Year High

IHS Markit’s final 2016 manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for the Euro Zone showed a strong ending for the year, coming in at a 54.9. The index agreed with a previous flash estimate, and was good for the highest such number since the spring of 2011. The number, which denotes a growing economy, bodes well for […]