35 years of TRIMET: The material source from next door
TRIMET Aluminium SE, Essen, celebrated its 35th anniversary on 7 May. The aluminium specialist is a materials supplier for high-quality industrial products for the mechanical engineering, electrical and automotive industries as well as for the packaging and construction sectors. The anniversary comes at a difficult time, both for society and for the aluminium industry. In view of the corona pandemic, the family-owned company is strengthening its self-image as a local materials producer and its responsibility for its employees.
TRIMET was founded in 1985 by Heinz-Peter Schlüter as a metal trading company with three employees and entered aluminium production in the 1990s. Today, the owner-managed family business employs around 2,300 people and, in addition to its trading activities, operates four aluminium smelters, two recycling plants and several foundries.
TRIMET has been active in GDA since its foundation. "GDA congratulates TRIMET on its 35th anniversary. For the GDA members, TRIMET is a reliable, powerful and sustainable partner," says GDA Managing Director Marius Baader in recognition of the company. "In his time as president of GDA from 2013 to 2015, TRIMET founder Heinz-Peter Schlüter has given our industry a strong voice. He was an energetic doer, showed great commitment to the interests of aluminium as a material and always saw people as the focus of his work.”
"As a raw material supplier for high-quality industrial products and as a partner in materials development, TRIMET has been making its contribution to the success of our innovative industrial location for 35 years," says TRIMET CEO Philipp Schlüter. This includes the principle of short distances: "We are the 'material source next door' on which the processing industry can rely. This success is largely due to the employees, on whose commitment and responsible behavior the family-owned company can build even in the current situation.
As a local producer, TRIMET Aluminium SE is providing the light metal, which is important for the industry, even during the corona pandemic and is thus helping to ensure that the domestic value-added chains remain intact.