TRIMET Essen produces eight millionth ton of cast aluminum

Dr. Georg Scheele (TRIMET), Dr. Andreas Lützerath (TRIMET), Flora Feng Ye (BMW), Jürgen Haase (TRIMET), Karl Barth (BMW) and Christoph Erler (TRIMET) (from left to right) at the handover of the eight millionth ton of cast aluminum from TRIMET Essen.Dr. Georg Scheele (TRIMET), Dr. Andreas Lützerath (TRIMET), Flora Feng Ye (BMW), Jürgen Haase (TRIMET), Karl Barth (BMW) and Christoph Erler (TRIMET) (from left to right) at the handover of the eight millionth ton of cast aluminum from TRIMET Essen.

May 29, 2017 | The foundry in TRIMET’s Essen plant has reached a significant milestone. On May 29th, the eight millionth ton of aluminum since the site opened in 1971 was cast in the horizontal continuous casting plant I. The record lot, produced as ingot molds, was delivered to the BMW Group. Since 2010, the automotive group has been supplied with cast alloys from Essen.

“Our employees can be proud of attaining this important milestone. It is a testament to our competitiveness and the consistently high quality of our products,” TRIMET CEO Thomas Reuther said during the celebratory handover of the ingots to the BMW Group.

TRIMET took over the location from Alusuisse in 1994 shortly before the threatened closure, and has been continuously expanding it ever since. In 2003, the first horizontal continuous casting plant was put into operation at the location. Today, some 750 employees, including 35 apprentices, annually produce around 165,000 tons of primary aluminum and 300,000 tons of foundry products, including rolling ingots, extrusion billets, and cast alloys in the form of ingots.

By: Wolfgang Nübold

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