Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, was established in its current form in 1992 in Dresden. It is an association of aluminium companies that produce raw aluminium or aluminium products, including composites with other materials. As an industrial sector association, GDA represents the interests of an efficient aluminium industry and the employment it offers. Photo credit: fotolia/Vidady
The aluminium industry is a key economic sector that makes a very significant contribution to the development of Germany as a location for investment. The innovative capability of the sector, the economic importance of the aluminium industry and the versatility and the diverse range of applications of aluminium as a metal play a particularly vital role.
The close cooperation between the aluminium producers and almost every branch of industry lays the foundation stone for technical progress and innovation and contributes towards improving living standards.
The aluminium industry views environmental protection as an active part of its mission and explicitly supports the guiding principle of sustainability. The resource-conserving use of energy and raw materials is of key importance here.
The aluminium industry has an open information policy both internally and externally in order to strengthen trust in the way it conducts its business. Dialogue with all socially relevant groups is a central element of its information policy; it conducts this dialogue intensively at company and trade-association level. Its avowed aim is to achieve development that is both sustainable and future-orientated.