Press releases

What’s new at TRIMET? Here you can find the latest press releases and information about new developments at the company. 

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As every year – donations instead of gifts

Dec 11, 2018 | Donations instead of gifts – once again this year, we are sticking to our long-established Christmas tradition. For the celebration of love and altruism, we are offering financial contributions to help the sick and those in need.


Dear employees,

Nov 26, 2018 | I would like to inform you today about a personnel change in TRIMET’s leadership. Philipp Schlüter will be moving from the Supervisory Board to the executive management of the company and become the CEO of TRIMET Aluminium SE. He replaces Dr. Martin Iffert, who is leaving our company by mutual agreement. The owner family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Iffert for his work. In addition, Dr. Andreas Lützerath, previously Plant Manager at TRIMET’s Essen site, will join the Executive Board as Technical Director.


Lively interaction at TRIMET stand

Oct 11, 2018 | TRIMET Aluminium SE reflects positively on the ALUMINIUM 2018 trade fair. The materials specialist welcomed several hundred visitors to its stand, presenting itself with a comprehensive range of products and services.


TRIMET receives prize in innovation competition

Sep 7, 2018 | For the second time, TRIMET Aluminium SE has been awarded the “NRW – Wirtschaft im Wandel” (“Economy in Change”) Innovation Award. Patron Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, presented certificates to TRIMET CEO Dr. Martin Iffert and the representatives of other award-winning companies at the award ceremony in his ministry. Of some 100 applicants, a specialist jury had selected ten companies with innovative processes and products that serve as role models and exemplify structural change in North Rhine-Westphalia.


TRIMET offers career prospects to refugees

Aug 21, 2018 | At the Aluminium trade fair, TRIMET Aluminium SE will present a broad range of products and services. These are provided by qualified and motivated employees. For this reason, the materials specialist attaches great importance to the training of its own young skilled workers. With “Vocational Training for Refugees”, the family business is setting an example for the integration of refugees.


TRIMET invests in recycling technology

Aug 16, 2018 | At the Aluminium trade fair, TRIMET Aluminium SE will present a broad range of products and services. One focus is aluminium recycling. The materials specialist has invested in the modernization of its recycling plants in Gelsenkirchen and Harzgerode to ensure more productivity, save resources and protect the environment. TRIMET produces about 235,000 tons of recycled aluminium annually.


Bohai acquires majority stake in TRIMET Automotive

Aug 7, 2018 | Bohai Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. and TRIMET Aluminium SE have completed their joint venture for TRIMET’s Automotive Division. Via a German subsidiary, Bohai Automotive now holds 75 percent of the shares in TRIMET Automotive Holding GmbH, which, along with its subsidiary plants in Harzgerode and Sömmerda, manufactures high-quality die-casting components for vehicle construction. The remaining 25 percent stake continues to be held by TRIMET Aluminium SE.


TRIMET Gelsenkirchen delivers its millionth ton of liquid aluminium to Ford

Jun 28, 2018 | The refinery at TRIMET’s Gelsenkirchen site produced its millionth ton of liquid aluminium on June 28. The record batch was delivered by truck to the Ford plant in Cologne. It marks a significant milestone in the business relationship between the two companies, which goes back to 2011.


TRIMET is participating in the Facebook campaign “Wir zusammen” (We Stand Together) for World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2018 | In order to show their solidarity with those forced to leave their home countries, people from around one hundred countries are once again celebrating World Refugee Day this year on June 20. The companies engaged in the integration initiative “Wir zusammen” are using this occasion to send a signal for tolerance and openness. The aluminium producer TRIMET – which runs a vocational training project to support integration – is also participating in the joint campaign and is sending greetings via Facebook to refugees and everyone engaged for their integration. “Employment in industry has played a key role in integration for decades. By offering refugees career perspectives, we also open up the opportunity for them to really participate in society,” said Dr. Martin Iffert, Chief Executive Officer of TRIMET Aluminium SE.


TRIMET Is Award Winner in the “NRW - Wirtschaft im Wandel” Competition

Jun 18, 2018 | Once again TRIMET Aluminium SE is the award winner in this year’s “NRWirtschaft im Wandel” innovation competition. A high-caliber jury selected the family-owned business among about one hundred applicants.


Hubert Koch awarded Innovation Prize

May 8, 2018 | Dr. Hubert Koch has been awarded the Innovation Prize of the German Foundry Industry (BDG). The longtime Director of Research & Development at TRIMET Aluminum SE received the prize for the development of new aluminium alloys, among other things.


TRIMET employees take home awards at “Jugend forscht”

Apr 6, 2018 | A team including two TRIMET employees won first prize in the federal competition “Jugend forscht” (“Youth Research”, a German youth science competition) on April 5, 2018 in Magdeburg. 19-year-old Robert Kather and 20-year-old Niklas Knöfel, together with the 18-year-old pupil Lea Schade, took the top spot in the “Working World” subject area with their project entitled “Compressed air – the air that allows the industry to breathe”, thereby qualifying for the national finals. The young researchers also received a special prize for their presentation of a test model.


State Minister for Economic Affairs Andreas Pinkwart visits TRIMET

Feb 22, 2018 | The North Rhine-Westphalia State Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitization, and Energy Dr. Andreas Pinkwart visited the Essen location of the materials specialist TRIMET Aluminium SE on February 22, 2018. During a tour of the electrolysis plant and the foundry with TRIMET CEO Dr. Martin Iffert, the State Minister gleaned information about aluminium production and processing, as well as the company's contribution to the success of the energy transition. He also witnessed the production of the 6 millionth ton of primary aluminium since the aluminium smelter was commissioned in 1971.


"The Bridge Builder" sculpture commemorates Heinz-Peter Schlüter

Feb 20, 2018 | In front of the administrative headquarters of TRIMET Aluminium SE in Essen, an aluminium arched bridge commemorates TRIMET founder Heinz-Peter Schlüter. The striking monument is a gift from the Schlüter family. The sculpture, created by the Düsseldorf sculptor Thomas Schönauer, bears the title "The Bridge Builder" ("Der Brückenbauer").


TRIMET gives positive summary of trade fair

Jan 18, 2018 | TRIMET Aluminium SE gives a positive summary at the conclusion of EUROGUSS 2018. "We've had many extremely interesting meetings with customers, business partners, and prospective customers at our new booth. The technical lectures by our market experts at the traditional metal breakfast were also received very well," says Luigi Mattina, member of the Executive Board of TRIMET Aluminium SE.


"Vision Zero": TRIMET gives additional momentum to work safety

Jan 10, 2018 | Complementing its existing occupational safety activities, TRIMET Aluminium SE is now involved in the prevention strategy "VISION ZERO. Safety. Health. Wellbeing" from the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI). TRIMET CEO Martin Iffert, the Managers of TRIMET aluminium smelters and BG RCI representatives signed a cooperation agreement today.