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GDA celebrates its 25th anniversary

Düsseldorf-based Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The association was founded on 15 September 1992 in Dresden and to mark the occasion GDA held its general meeting in Dresden again this year. As at the inaugural meeting in 1992, the guest speaker was Professor Kurt H. Biedenkopf, the former state premier of Saxony.


Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges and Solutions

EAC 2017 - the programme for the event is now complete and registration is open.


Aluminium industry cautiously optimistic for 2017

Developments in business activity in the German aluminium sector have been mixed so far this year.


Trimet: new alloy variant for use in automobile manufacturing

At ALUMINIUM 2016, Trimet Aluminium in Essen is introducing a new variant of the EN AW-6082 alloy that offers high resistance to intergranular corrosion. It opens up new application potential for aluminium wiring in automobile manufacturing.


Constellium: New aluminium sheet finishing line for auto bodies

Constellium has opened a new finishing line for aluminium sheet production in Neuf-Brisach in the Alsace region. With the new line, in which it has invested 180 million euros, Constellium intends to satisfy the automotive industry's growing demand for aluminium auto-body sheet.



At ALUMINIUM 2016, which will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Düsseldorf, the GDA will be presenting itself at its own exhibition booth (hall 13 / booth K15). There, the GDA will offer information about its services and provide neutral and comprehensive product advice on applications for aluminium.


Dr.-Ing. Walter Hueck passes away

Dr.-Ing. Walter Hueck, former President of the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA), passed away in October of this year at the age of 82. Dr. Hueck was President of the GDA from 1995 to 2001, and had spent the time before that shaping and influencing the work of German aluminium industry associations in various capacities and on various committees in the aluminium branch.


HAI acquires profile production from Schletter

Effective October 2016 the Austrian aluminium specialist Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) will assume control of the existing production line and the production of aluminium extrusion profiles from the solar assembly manufacturer Schletter, based in the Bavarian town of Kirchdorf.