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Effects of current corona crisis on aluminium industry

Aluminium industry expecting significant decline in production


Aluminium packaging sets new record

Aluminium packaging sets new record in Germany with 90.4% recycled. This leads to a reduction of more than 610,000 tonnes global warming gases.


HAI Group closes takeover of Romanian extrusion plant

Upper Austrian aluminium specialist Hammer Aluminium Industries has successfully completed its takeover of the Hydro Aluminium extrusion plant in Chisineu-Cris, Romania, in accordance with the agreement it signed in September 2019.


2020 Die-Casting Competition

The winners of the International Aluminium Die-Casting Award 2020 have been announced. In all, four castings were awarded prizes at EUROGUSS 2020 in Nuremberg, while two others received special commendations. 


Using aluminium to make mobility more efficient

“Mobility is a socio-political task that offers opportunities and challenges for everyone.”


Aluminium-Werke Wutöschingen investing in expansion of its Hochrhein plant

Aluminium-Werke Wutöschingen (AWW) has launched an extensive investment programme to expand its plant in the Wutach valley and secure the site’s future.


Continuity and change at the top of GDA

Dr.-Ing. Hinrich Mählmann re-elected as President of GDA / Marius Baader appointed Executive Member of GDA’s Managing Board


Gold Medal of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria © Präsidentschaftskanzlei Alexander Van der Bellen

Republic of Austria honours Christian Wellner with prestigious award

Christian Wellner, Executive Member of the Managing Board of Düsseldorf-based Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) has received a prestigious award: Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has honoured him with the Goldenes Ehrenzeichen (Gold Medal of Honour) for services to the Republic of Austria.


Global production of aluminium aerosol cans relatively stable in H1/2019

There has been rapid growth in the production of aluminium aerosol cans worldwide in the recent past, with a new production record being reported year after year.