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GulfCast a success

The conference was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Bin Abdullah Al-Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry and organised by Qatalum. Attending were Tim Murray, CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Mr. Abdulrahman Al Shaibi, Chairman of Qatalum, Tom Petter Johansen, CEO of Qatalum, Deputy CEO of Qatalum Khalid Laram, Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Ageel, secretary General,...

First Gulf Aluminium Casthouse Conference a success

The conference was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Bin Abdullah Al-Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry and organised by Qatalum. Attending were Tim Murray, CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Mr. Abdulrahman Al Shaibi, Chairman of Qatalum, Tom Petter Johansen, CEO of Qatalum, Deputy CEO of Qatalum Khalid Laram, Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Ageel, secretary General,...

Alcoa names President of Latin America

Mr Drummond, 50, will lead Alcoa’s Latin America region, supporting the company’s transformation strategy through which Alcoa is growing its value-added businesses and creating a globally competitive commodity business.

Mr Drummond currently serves on Alcoa’s Brazil Advisory Board and previously held...

Alcoa completes TITAL acquisition

Alcoa closed the transaction, which was announced on December 15, 2014, after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals.

TITAL is a leading manufacturer of titanium and aluminium structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. This acquisition strengthens Alcoa’s ability to capture growing...

Sapa teams with Ford F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150, which Ford calls its “toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever”, features a high-strength, military grade, aluminium-alloy body, and is about 700 pounds lighter than the 2014 model. Despite lighter weight, engineers indicate that a truck body using aluminium can equal or outperform steel in overall strength and dent resistance, depending on the type of material used, its thickness and how the structure is designed and assembled. For the F-150, a global team of Sapa engineers and metallurgists rigorously tested and analysed the extruded aluminium...

Red Brick Brewing adopts Novelis evercan

Red Brick will expand its beverage packaging options to include evercan aluminium cans for all of its year-round offerings, beginning with Laughing Skull Amber Ale, and followed by its signature Hoplanta India Pale Ale in March 2015. Red Brick plans to expand its use of the new packaging line, introducing several new styles available exclusively in evercan in the coming year, starting with its new spring seasonal Hibiscuwit, a Belgian Wheat Ale.
 
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New MD at AUMUND Fördertechnik

Robert Gruss (pictured) joined AUMUND from SMS Siemag AG and is responsible for Sales, Service, Technology as well as for Research and Development. Together with Dr. Volker Brandenburg (responsible for Finance, Controlling, General Administration, Purchasing and Production),  he forms the Management Board of AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH. Step by step Robert Gruss will take over additional responsibilities from the managing partner Franz-W. Aumund.

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GARMCO appoints new CEO

Commenting Mr. Mahmood Al Soufi, Chairman of GARMCO, said, "We are delighted to announce that after an extensive search, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lucas (pictured) will join GARMCO as the Company's new CEO. He comes to us with nearly 20 years of international and regional experience in the aluminium industry including senior roles throughout Europe and his most recent position as Chief Marketing...

Alba adds new rectiformer to Line 5

The Rectiformer is a critical piece of power equipment used in the smelting process. The addition of R50 will further enhance Alba’s ability to meet future creep capacity objectives as well as provide added backup protection.

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