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Bernd Schäfer

Bernd Schäfer reelected as chairman of the GDA Semis Division

At the general meeting of the division for semi-finished aluminium products in the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA), Düsseldorf, Bernd Schäfer, CEO of apt Sedant Holding GmbH in Monheim, was reelected as its chairman.



European tube industry reports stable growth in 2017

With total production of 10.5 billion tubes in 2017, the member companies of etma – the European tube manufacturers association – continued their path of growth and achieved a year-on-year increase in production of two per cent.


Extruded products

Aluminium extrusion industry in 2018: continued optimism

The European aluminium extrusion industry can look back on a successful 2017 and the current mood and outlook for 2018 are also positive. The German extrusion industry and the German market for extruded products plays an important role within Europe. Business sentiment is positive here as well.



ALUMINIUM 2018 Conference: Call for papers starts

For the fifth time GDA together with Reed Exhibitions are planning and organizing the conference accompanying ALUMINIUM 2018. Under the title “Aluminium - Material for the Future” presentations are planned on the subjects of plant and equipment, automotive, surface, recycling technologies and aluminium markets.



Leopold Werdich elected president of AEROBAL

Leopold Werdich, managing director of Tubex Holding, was elected president of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) on 30 January 2018.


International Aluminium Die-casting Award 2018:

The winners of the 8th International Aluminium Die-casting Award 2018 were announced. Six cast pieces in total received prizes and "Special Commendations".



New video of the European Aluminium Congress 2017

A new interview with John Thuestad conveys estimations and knowledge concerning the current situation of the material aluminium with focus on the automotive section.


EAC 2017

With aluminum on the way to the "Light Society"

With approximately 300 participants, the Congress held in Düsseldorf in late November of 2017 served as the industry meeting point of the year for the international aluminium industry's experts. The guiding theme of this year's EAC was "Aluminium in Automotive Engineering—Challenges and Solutions".


Branchendialog 2017

Industry dialogue with GDA and IG Metall

How can the social partners bring their visions of industry policies into harmony, while still accounting for issues such as globalisation, the new trade policies of the USA, the digitalisation process in companies, and the energy transition?