Aleris Acquires Cast House Of Voerde Aluminum GmbH
CLEVELAND, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aleris today announced that it has acquired the cast house of Voerde Aluminum GmbH. The Voerde cast house will give the company an additional annual casting capacity of 115,000 tons. The operation also will provide Aleris with increased manufacturing flexibility, and additional finishing and recycling capability.
“These are strategic assets to Aleris. The cast house provides Aleris the flexibility to continue to develop and deliver high value-added proprietary alloys for our customers, and further enhances our recycling and sustainability efforts,” said Roeland Baan, Aleris executive vice president and chief executive officer, Global Rolled & Extruded Products. “It also assures that we will have an uninterrupted supply of product to meet increasing customer demand.”
Located in Northwest Germany, the Voerde cast house has supplied rolling ingot and billet to Aleris for many years.
Aleris is focused on realizing the significant potential of aluminum for our customers and our world. A global leader in aluminum rolled and extruded products, aluminum recycling and specification alloy manufacturing, Aleris products are used by manufacturers in almost every industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has approximately 6,900 employees and currently operates 41 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.aleris.com.
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