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…)
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.
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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
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!”
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).
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.
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.
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.
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…)