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Ralf Seufert with MBG employees

Hydro acquires powder coating company MBG

Hydro has acquired MBG Metallbeschichtung Gerstungen GmbH (MBG). The acquisition strengthens Hydro’s portfolio in the building systems sector.


Aluminium beverage cans improve their ecological score.

New life cycle assessment for aluminium beverage cans

A new study shows there has been a significant reduction in carbon emissions due to aluminium beverage cans over the past ten years.


Trimet Essen: 120 pots at the Essen aluminium smelter have started trial operation as a ‘virtual battery’.

Trimet starts trial operation of its ‘virtual battery’

Trimet Aluminium has begun the trial operation of its so-called ‘virtual battery’, which will allow the energy supply for aluminium production at its Essen plant to be controlled flexibly for the first time.


Aliminium Semis

Production of aluminium semi-finished products remains stable

The German aluminium semis industry can look back on a satisfactory 2018. Although there was an economic slowdown in the second half of the year, the production of semi-finished aluminium products for the year as a whole remained stable.


Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) opened a new production hall in Ranshofen

Aluminium expert fit for the future

On 9 May 2019, Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) opened a new production hall in Ranshofen. The Upper Austrian aluminium producer is meeting current and future requirements for leading technological expertise.


Winner 2018

International Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2020

The GDA - Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V., Düsseldorf is holding for the fourth time the international Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2020.


Aluminium foundry Hettstedt

STEP-G takes over the casting business of Aluwerk Hettstedt

STEP-G takes over the casting business of Aluwerk Hettstedt GmbH, a manufacturer of casted billets and extruded profiles. With this acquisition, STEP-G has taken an important step towards expanding its business in distributing high-quality semi-finished aluminium products.


Hilde Merete Aasheim

Hilde Merete Aasheim appointed new CEO of Hydro

Hilde Merete Aasheim, currently head of Hydro’s Primary Metal business, has been appointed new president and CEO of the company. She succeeds Svein Richard Brandtzæg, who has stepped down after ten years. The appointment will be effective 8 May 2019.


Aluminium extrusion

Aluminium extrusion industry in 2019 – dead slow ahead!

Looking back at 2018, the aluminium extrusion industry held its course during the year. However, the speed was by no means steady: at the beginning of the year the captains of industry were shouting “full speed ahead” and then along came the changeover to WLTP in the second half of the year and cries of “stop engines” could be heard!