The German aluminium industry is an important driving force for the economy and society. As a metal, aluminium stands for useful, durable, reliable and safe products. Thanks to its properties and its universal range of uses, aluminium can be found almost everywhere. You can gain an insight into the different fields of application for aluminium here. Photo credit: KM Yachtbuilders
Driving force for innovation
Innovative developments are possible in virtually every field thanks to aluminium’s specific properties: in the fabrication of plant and machinery, engines, the whole range of different methods of transport and transportation through to fashion and the fine arts. Aluminium combines functionality, economic efficiency and aesthetics, and this coupled with the inventive capabilities of manufacturers means innovations are continuously being created.
For manufacturers, aluminium’s lightness saves weight. Plant and machinery are thus more energy efficient and movement sequences, such as those made by robots, can be faster and production can be increased. The time needed to complete manufacturing processes can often be reduced by combining different functions in a single, multifunctional aluminium component. New types of alloy help reduce the amount of material used and conserve our resources in doing so.
Using aluminium, one can continuously achieve best-ever performances in the areas of economic efficiency and ecology. As examples, one can mention the so-called three litre car with its fuel consumption of three litres per 100 kilometres, or façade systems that make considerable energy savings, are reliable and can also withstand the effects of extreme weather conditions without any maintenance requirements.