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Aludium appoints Oliver Bell as acting CEO

Arnaud de Weert, Chief Executive Officer of Aludium, has decided to step down effective from 30 April 2019. Arnaud has been instrumental in creating Aludium from assets purchased from Alcoa at the beginning of 2015. Arnaud will remain on the Aludium Board and in his role as an Operating Partner of Atlas Holdings, the company which owns Aludium.

Oliver Bell, a member of the Aludium Board and an Operating Partner of Atlas Holdings, has agreed to take on the role of interim CEO effective from 1 May 2019. Oliver has almost 30 years of experience in the aluminium industry. He has previously served as CEO of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH and held multiple senior leadership roles at Norsk Hydro. Aludium is pleased to have Oliver’s engagement and experience as we start the next chapter in Aludium’s evolution.

Aludium appoints Oliver Bell as acting CEO2019-05-01T13:05:16+00:00

AEA annual meeting takes place at Aludium Alicante

The annual assembly of the Spanish aluminium association AEA took place at Aludium Alicante on 4 April 2019. Aludium welcomed 75 people from more than 40 different companies to the annual gathering.(more…)

AEA annual meeting takes place at Aludium Alicante2019-04-08T19:05:56+00:00

Meet us at Automotive Interiors 2019

During Automotive Interiors 2019 Aludium will display its bright material, Decorandum®, Texturandum®, and a range of surfaces achieved with one of Aludium’s finishing partners. Experts will be on hand to discuss your projects. Visit us at Booth A4518 in Hall 4 to find out how Aludium can help you create tomorrow’s automotive interiors today.

Ask your free tickets here.

Meet us at Automotive Interiors 20192019-04-02T09:58:50+00:00

At the heart of our business – Aludium releases first Sustainability Report

Aludium has just released its first Sustainability Report. Titled ‘At the heart of our business’ the Report covers the full year 2017.

“The release of this Sustainability Report affirms Aludium’s commitment to operate transparently, and with the best interests of our people, customers, communities, and the environment in mind,” says Arnaud de Weert, CEO of Aludium. “It’s a comprehensive document which firmly sets Aludium on the path to measure, and enhance where possible, the long-term sustainability of our business.”

You can view or download a copy of the Report at Aludium.com

 

At the heart of our business – Aludium releases first Sustainability Report2019-03-18T10:26:27+00:00

Gerd Götz, Director General of EAA, visits Aludium Alicante

On 20 and 21 February 2019, Aludium hosted Gerd Götz, Director General of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) during a visit to our Alicante facilities. As well as inspecting the mill, Gerd Götz also visited Aludium’s Cindal R&D Centre. He also met with Arnaud de Weert, CEO of Aludium, and Dan Cromie and Peter Bacon, both members of Aludium’s Board of Directors.

During Gerd Götz’s visit, Aludium’s management and operational teams provided him with a detailed view of our manufacturing operations, and the analytical capabilities of the Cindal team. Gerd Götz commented on the flexibility of Aludium’s operations, and the dedication of our workforce. He was impressed with the equipment and skills of the Cindal team, and their ability to analyse products and processes for customers and third-party business partners.

On his return, Gerd Götz thanked the Aludium team: “Back to Brussels from an inspiring visit to Aludium Alicante and grateful for your outstanding hospitality. Many thanks to you and your teams for spending so much time with me – it was an inspiring and pleasant experience!”

Gerd Götz, Director General of EAA, visits Aludium Alicante2019-02-27T11:11:12+00:00

Cindal’s ISO-17025 certification extended

After more than two months of work, Aludium’s Cindal R&D centre has had the scope of its ISO-17025 certification extended. The new certification allows Cindal to test lubricants, used on aluminium destined for applications in the food and cosmetics sectors, for compliance with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

The certification was granted by Entidad Nacional de Acreditación (ENAC), Spain’s only national accreditation body. ENAC is recognised by over 70 countries worldwide through the International Laboratory Accreditation Conference’s mutual recognition agreement (ILAC MRA).

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Cindal’s ISO-17025 certification extended2018-12-13T15:55:54+00:00

Julien Saurat appointed Plant Director of Aludium Castelsarrasin

On 5 November 2018, Julien Saurat took up the position of Plant Director at Aludium’s mill in Castelsarrasin (France). In this new role, Julien will be responsible for the plant’s productivity and quality.

Julien has over 20 years of experience in the aluminium industry. He gained an Engineering degree in Mechanical and Industrial Automation from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM). He has developed his career at several companies including Pechiney, the Alcan Group, and Aluminium France Extrusion.

Julien Saurat appointed Plant Director of Aludium Castelsarrasin2018-11-30T15:42:48+00:00

Busy first day for Aludium at Aluminium 2018

Aluminium 2018 has opened, and Aludium has already welcomed lots of visitors to our stand (13G40). Many of them are here to see the world premiere of Decorandum® D40, Aludium’s stainless steel alternative which has been specifically developed for automotive interiors.

We’re also showing the first industrialised samples of Texturandum®. This unique product enables us to finish the aluminium’s surface with almost any pattern. The examples on show have been designed for cosmetic packaging applications and use Texturandum® finished with leather-look and carbon fibre patterns.

Aludium’s management and sales teams are on the stand, along with representatives from our parent company, Atlas Holdings. Why not come and see us before the show ends on Thursday? We’d be happy to show you around.

Busy first day for Aludium at Aluminium 20182018-10-10T14:11:35+00:00

Manuel Ruano retires as COO and President of Aludium, joins Board

Manuel Ruano, COO and President of Aludium, announced his ‘retirement from the company at a packed news conference in Alicante on Thursday 30 August 2018. At 62, and with 15 years in the aluminium sector, Ruano is ‘retiring’ to take up a position as an independent director on Aludium’s Board of Management. The change became effective on 1 September 2018.

Arnaud de Weert, CEO of Aludium, who will take over Manuel Ruano’s commercial responsibilities until a permanent replacement is found. Michael Wallis, a member of Aludium’s board since 2015, will act as Executive Chairman responsible for operations.

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Manuel Ruano retires as COO and President of Aludium, joins Board2018-09-05T18:54:49+00:00