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European Aluminium gets off to flying start of 2018 with two new members

Brussels, 1 February 2018 – European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, welcomed two new members this month after adding five new members to its ranks in 2017. In total, the Brussels-based industry association now represents over 85 companies and associations covering more than 600 plants across 30 European countries.
The two new member companies are Alumetal S.A., one of Europe’s largest aluminium refiners and producers of aluminium master alloys, aluminium for steel deoxidation, fluxes and salts, and ALTEK, a technology-based company focusing on the design, manufacturing and installation of aluminium dross, salt slag and scrap processing systems.
Alumetal S.A. joins European Aluminium as a full member of the Recycling Division and ALTEK joins the same division as an associated member.
“We are excited to start the new year with the addition of Alumetal S.A. and ALTEK to our membership. European Aluminium has never been stronger or more inclusive than it is today, which allows us to enhance the visibility of our advocacy efforts and leadership on a range of issues that matter most to the industry,” said Gerd Götz, Director General of European Aluminium.
“For 2018, our priorities are clear. We need to continue to knock on the doors of policy makers involved in the decarbonisation of transport, the Circular Economy Package and Trade, stimulate innovation and sustainability in our sector and collaborate with other sectors to secure a robust industrial policy aligned to the EU’s energy and climate goals.”
Notes to the Editor
Alumetal S.A.: With four production plants across Poland and Hungary and a total production capacity of 233 000 tons per year, Alumetal Group is one of Europe’s largest aluminium refiners. Alumetal also produces master alloys, aluminium for steel deoxidation and fluxes or salts. Over 90% of Alumetal’s customers come from the automotive market sector. Alumetal is headquartered in Kęty, Poland.
ALTEK: ALTEK is a technology-based company with strong innovation and experience in the design, manufacture and installation of a wide range technology for the cast house including aluminium dross, salt slag, scrap processing systems. Between them, ALTEK’s engineers have over 200 years of international experience in developing and refining solutions to dross and scrap recycling. ALTEK’s Global and European headquarters are based at its 8000m² Chesterfield, UK.
An overview of all European Aluminium Members can be found here.

About European Aluminium:

European Aluminium, founded in 1981, is the association that represents the whole value chain of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with
decision-makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our
metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research,
education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a permanent material
that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among
their stakeholders.
For further information, please contact:, +32 2 775 63 63


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