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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!


EAC 2019

EAC 2019: Aluminium and Mobility

On November 25 and 26, 2019 GDA will be holding the European Aluminium Congress 2019 in Düsseldorf on the subject of "Aluminium and Mobility". Effective immediately, subject proposals and presentations can be submitted.


Christian Wellner

Aluminium enters 2019 with caution

At the turn of the year, the German aluminium industry’s overall assessment of 2018 was satisfactory. Companies in the sector asserted themselves well in the market during the year.


Christian Wellner

Aluminium industry views tariffs and trade dispute with concern

Despite all the political uncertainty, sentiment in the German aluminium industry is characterised by cautious optimism. As an industrial location, Germany offers the complete spectrum of activities covering production, processing and machining of aluminium.



Aluminium industry expecting marginal production growth in 2018

So far this year, the development of business activity in the German aluminium sector has been mainly positive. The expectations for H2 are cautiously optimistic but the risks increasing.


UBC Recycling

Aluminium packaging industry welcomes guideline from ZSVR

GDA and Deutsche Aluminium Verpackung Recycling GmbH (DAVR) regard the draft guideline published recently by Stiftung ZSVR (Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register) as a good start for the dual systems to assess whether packaging is suitable for recycling.


ALUMINIUM 2018 Conference

ALUMINIUM 2018 Conference: The programme is set and registration has started

The official programme for the ALUMINIUM 2018 Conference from 9 - 11 October 2018 in Düsseldorf is now complete.  Under the heading "Aluminium - Material for the Future" a total of 40 presentations are planned for the three-day period of the trade fair in the sessions Aluminium Markets, Automotive, Surface, Recycling Technologies and Plant, Processes, Digitalisation.


Aerosol cans

Aluminium packaging: recycling, of course!

Recycling topped the agenda at this year’s GDA Sustainable Aluminium Packaging Summit in Düsseldorf.