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Jürgen Hirsch takes over DGM chairmanship

At the DGM board meeting at the end of April in Frankfurt Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Hirsch from the Hydro aluminium company was unanimously elected as president for the years 2015 and 2016. With that Prof. Hirsch will succeed Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Christ.


International Al Pressure Die Casting Competition 2016

GDA is holding for the second time the international Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2016. Partner in the implementation of the competition is the BDG. The competition is supported by the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO) and the Swiss Aluminium Association (


Harald Kroener is new president of WVM

The chairman of Wieland-Werke in Ulm, Harald Kroener, is the new president of the WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle (WVM). Kroener follows Oliver Bell, who had stepped down from his office at the end of March. The reason behind was a professional change to a company outside of the non-ferrous-metal industry.


Good result for the Swiss aluminium industry in 2014, but major slump in first quarter 2015

The Swiss aluminium industry is looking back on a satisfactory year in 2014. After the Swiss National Bank’s decision in January 2015 to discontinue the minimum euro exchange rate, the order situation, which had been positive until then, took a dive.


The new Audi Q7 – Considerably lighter thanks to aluminium

Compared to its predecessor, depending on the type of engine the new Audi Q7 has shed up to 325 kilograms. The body alone, with its innovative multi-material construction integrating large components made of aluminium, saves 71 kilograms.


Aluminium industry starts new year with growth in production

During the first quarter of 2015 there were increases in the production of raw aluminium, semi-finished aluminium products and aluminium castings. Aluminium conversion began 2015 with a slight minus. Volumes are expected to develop in an upward direction.