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Franziska Erdle is new managing director of WVM

As of 1 February the lawyer Franziska Erdle (42) is the new managing director of the WVM-Wirtschaftsvereinigung Metalle e.V., Berlin. She follows in the footsteps of Martin Kneer (67), who has left the association after 16 years. The successor was resolved already at the WVM board meeting in May 2014.

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Constellium supplies aluminium structural parts for the Ford F-150

Constellium will supply the US car-maker Ford with high-strength aluminium structural parts for the new Ford F-150 pick-up. In addition to the aluminium concerns Alcoa and Novelis, Constellium is one of the largest suppliers of Ford for these components of the F-150.

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Trimet France commissions continuous caster

Following a test phase of several months, Trimet Aluminium has fully commissioned its vertical continuous caster at its Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne plant in France. With annual production capacity of up to 60,000 tonnes of rolling ingots, the caster adds to the range of products at the plant.

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Strong increase of 30 per cent in beverage can sales in Germany

The beverage can is more popular than ever here at home. With 1.86 billion cans sold in 2014, sales in Germany rose an impressive 30.4 per cent compared to last year.

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Hydro begins construction of its new car production line

The Norwegian aluminium concern Hydro has begun construction on a new, modern car production line for light sheet metal for car bodies at its plant in Grevenbroich. he new plant is Hydro’s reaction to the rising demand and the anticipated market growth in aluminium lightweight parts for vehicle bodies.

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Sapa sells HatiCon to Mounting Systems GmbH

Sapa has sold its HatiCon operations to the German company Mounting Systems in Rangsdorf. The HatiCon brand and the associated administration, management and infrastructure functions will initially continue to operate in their existing structure.

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Novelis supplies innovative aluminium parts for new Jaguar XE

Novelis is the exclusive supplier of aluminium sheet for the recently introduced Jaguar XE. In the mid-size segment the new Jaguar XE sets new standards in weight savings and energy efficiency. The XE is the only model in its segment to have a body with over 75 percent aluminium content.

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The most beautiful fashion houses in the world wear Hueck

Two designer buildings, whose facades were realized employing solutions from Hueck, were judged by the World Retail Congress this year as the most beautiful store designs in the world. Excellent design in North Rhine-Westphalia and Great architecture in Bavaria.

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Cylinder head reconstruction for Porsche legends

These days, anyone who owns a legendary Porsche 550 Spider, 904 or 356 Carrera can count himself lucky. The value of these vehicles has increased tremendously in recent years. However, special parts such as cylinder heads are unfortunately not available anymore.

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