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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.


HAI Group expands capacity with takeover of Hydro extrusion plant in Romania

An agreement was signed on 10 September 2019 for Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) to take over Hydro’s extrusion plant in Chisineu-Cris, Romania.


Aluminium industry expecting slight economic downturn in 2019

German aluminium industry cutting back production in many areas / expectations subdued / risk situation unchanged 


EAC 2019 – programme and registration are online

The official programme for the EAC European Aluminium Congress 2019 on the theme of "Aluminium & Mobility" is now complete and registration is now open for those who would like to participate in EAC 2019.


STEP-G's office in Ladenburg, Germany

STEP-G officially takes over two companies

On 1 July 2019, ST Extruded Products Germany GmbH (STEP-G) took over the manufacturing activities of RMG Metallfachhandel GmbH and the foundry of Aluwerk Hettstedt GmbH.