Aludium has announced that the company is to reopen the cast house at its plant in Alicante (Spain). The facility had been closed since 2008 due to the impact of the financial crisis on the global aluminium industry. Aludium’s decision is part of the company’s strategic plan to grow the business which also includes mills in Amorebieta (Spain) and Castelsarrasin (France).(more…)
Aludium has signed a five-year agreement with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) for rolling slabs. The slabs are used to create Aludium’s plate, sheet, and foil products which are used in industries from automotive to printing and packaging. EGA has supplied Aludium since 2017.
Under the deal, Aludium will receive high-quality rolling slabs from EGA. The smelter has a secure and long-term energy and raw material base.
The agreement was signed at EGA’s Al Taweelah site in Abu Dhabi (UAE) between Aludium’s Chief Executive Officer Arnaud De Weert, and by EGA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Kalban.
More than 200 employees and their relatives participate in the II Charity Race of Aludium Amorebieta
Last May 19th 210 employees and their relatives of Aludium Amorebieta participated in the event and each one brought a kg of food that has been donated to the Food Bank of Bizkaia.
The company will multiply by four the collected amount and will donate it to the Food Bank of Bizkaia. This initiative will enable the company to donate a total amount of 2550 kg of food that will be finally for the needy people of the region of Bizkaia.
Estibaliz Martiartu, Amorebieta town councilor of Economy and Employment attended the event, and the Red Cross also collaborated, as well as the Cycling Club Urgozo and the Athletics Club Extrem of Amorebieta.
The sports event was divided in three categories: a walk of 5 km where both children and adults participated, a 8km running race and a 15km MTB race.
This initiative has a double goal: to celebrate a fraternization event with all employees and their relatives through a sports event and the invitation to participate in a solidary activity, donating 2550kg of food to the Food Bank of Bizkaia. Thank you all the participants for your support!
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On 1 February 2018, Mario Allet was appointed as R&D Director of Aludium’s Cindal R&D centre. In addition to his responsibilities as R&D Director, Mario will remain as Aludium’s Programs and CAPEX Director, a position he has held since 2015. He will continue to report directly to Manuel Ruano, COO of Aludium.
In October 2017, Aludium held its second annual ‘Safety Week’ which saw the company again focus on working safely. The event involved personnel at all three mills, safety experts from other manufacturing companies, as well as local emergency services.
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Aludium has announced that the company will install a multi-chamber furnace to reduce metal costs and improve the sustainability of its operations. The new furnace will be installed in the Amorebieta cast house and will increase Aludium’s ability to melt lacquered scrap. That will enable Aludium to create one of the most flexible metal production units in the world. The €20 million investment is due to come onstream during 2019.
For one day, Aludium’s chief operating officer (COO) Manuel Ruano was elected as King Gaspar of Alicante as part of the city’s Three Kings Day celebrations which mark the Feast of the Epiphany. Spanish children typically receive their presents on Three Kings Day which begins on the evening of 5 January and runs throughout the following day. The event is celebrated with large street parades, fireworks, and special cakes, as well as the giving and receiving of presents.
Being elected a king of your home city is a huge honour and one that Manuel was pleased to accept. After arriving by boat at Alicante harbour on the evening of 5 January, Gaspar and the other kings (Melchor and Baltasar) were received by the Mayor at the town hall before taking part in the parade. Together with a number of royal pages (employees from Aludium in the case of King Gaspar), the kings distributed over 2,000 kilograms of sweets to the children.
On 6 January, King Gaspar paid a visit to the Hogar Provincial (Provincial Home) for disadvantaged children where he gave out many toys. “It was an enormous privilege to serve as king for the day and meet all of the children,” notes Manuel. “It is a memory I will treasure forever. Sadly, it all ended on 7 January and I was back to being plain old Manuel.”
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Aludium Amorebieta also played host to a safety meeting for the seven Atlas companies in Zone 4: Aludium, Motus, ASG, Tecumseh International, Amaray, Iconex, and Phoenix International. The day was led by Alicante Plant Manager, Alberto Ruiz. Phil Schuch of Atlas Holdings, took part in the meeting to illustrate the importance the company attaches to safety.