Politicians discuss the future of mobility at TRIMET

Oct 26, 2017 | In nationwide events, the Non-Ferrous Metals Association (WVMetalle) and its corporate initiative “Metalle pro Klima” is providing information on the potential of non-ferrous metals for the transport sector. On October 26, the regional tour made a stop at the TRIMET plant in Voerde. In a panel discussion, members of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Parliament discussed the topic “Shaping the mobility of tomorrow”.

In front of more than 50 employees and the Management Board members of the two local companies TRIMET and Aleris, and in the presence of Voerde Mayor Dirk Haarmann, NRW politicians Charlotte Quik (CDU), Mehrdad Mostofizadeh (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Stephan Haupt (FDP) and Norbert Meester (SPD) discussed the role of aluminium and other non-ferrous metals in climate-friendly transport. During the plant tour afterwards, the politicians also gained information about the manufacturing process and production flows in the aluminium smelter.

In addition to the potential for reducing emissions, the outstanding recyclability of the light metal was also touched upon during the discussion. “Aluminium and other non-ferrous metals are more recyclable than non-metallic materials. They can be repeatedly used without any quality losses and therefore provide solutions for the future,” said Thomas Reuther, member of the TRIMET Aluminium SE Management Board.

TRIMET produces primary aluminium and anodes for the aluminium production in Voerde. At its automotive locations in Harzgerode and Sömmerda, the family business produces high-quality die-cast components for the automotive industry. In so doing, the company contributes to greater fuel efficiency and climate-friendly mobility.

By: Wolfgang Nübold

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