Bernd Schäfer reelected as chairman of the GDA Semis Division
At the general meeting of the division for semi-finished aluminium products in the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA), Düsseldorf, Bernd Schäfer, CEO of apt Sedant Holding GmbH in Monheim, was reelected as its chairman. Also the vice chairman, Frank Busenbecker, Managing Director of Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH in Velbert, was confirmed in office.
The GDA Division for semi-finished aluminium products represents the largest group of producers in the German aluminium industry. The branch produced some 2.5 million tonnes of semi-finished aluminium products in 2017. Germany is by far the largest producer of semi-finished aluminium products in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Aluminium semi-finished products include sheets, strips, plates, profiles, rods, tubes, wire and forgings. The main sales markets for the products are the construction sector, the traffic and transportation sector, as well as packaging.