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Constellium Shipments Rose 4 Percent In Third Quarter, Increasing Revenue To €1.5 Billion

Constellium Shipments Rose 4 Percent In Third Quarter, Increasing Revenue To €1.5 Billion

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. released results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2019 earlier this week. Though the market facing the firm was challenging, Constellium delivered mostly positive results in both periods compared to 2018....

Aluminium of Greece (AOG): is the Pechiney spirit still alive?

Between September 24-25, FastmarketsMB organized its annual aluminium conference in Athens. A day before the conference, in accordance with an old tradition, a one-day field trip for conference delegates was organized to the Aluminium of Greece (AoG) plant, some 180 km from Athens. The plant is nestled in a picturesque bay on the North coast […]

Gränges European Reorganization To Affect 22 Positions In Swedish Operations

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB said yesterday it is reorganizing its domestic operations in order to enhance customer service and long-term regional competitiveness. Though details were sparse, Gränges Europe said that the changes would impact just under two dozen white-collar positions in Sweden. At present, Gränges Europe boasts a workforce in its home country […]

European Researchers Develop Improved Cathode For Aluminium-Ion Batteries

European scientists announced last week a breakthrough in aluminium battery construction that they say will double their energy density while making their production significantly more environmentally friendly than ever before. Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, investigated the current materials used in aluminium-ion batteries, which include […]

European Commission Approves Novelis Purchase of Aleris

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. said yesterday that its proposed acquisition of Aleris has been approved by the European Commission. Per the firm, the approval is contingent upon Novelis’ sale of Aleris’ Duffel operations, which produce automotive aluminium and specialty aluminium products. Novelis says it is diligently working to find a new […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Company-Wide Restructuring

Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday it will soon implement a plan to increase returns and cash flow via a wide-ranging effort at improving and restructuring its business areas, all while emphasizing sustainability in its business practices. The plan, which will be unveiled at Hydro’s Investor Day 2019, will outline Hydro’s new strategic […]