Aluminium International Today News

Sapa delivers record results in first quarter

Published: April 27, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Sapa has delivered the strongest first quarter since the company was established in 2013. 

The demand for lighter cars in both North America and Europe, resulting in aluminium substitution in the automotive industry, is contributing positively. 

Owners Orkla and Hydro reported to the…

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ASI holds first AGM

Published: April 27, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Over 120 representatives from across the aluminium value chain attended the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) event, held on Tuesday 26 April at the Audi Forum, Ingolstadt, Germany.

The AGM successfully ratified ASI’s new Constitution, and…

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Constellium appointment

Published: April 25, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Constellium has announced that the Board will nominate Jean-Marc Germain as an Executive Director at the company’s next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2016, with the view to him becoming Chief Executive Officer.

Jean-Marc Germain will succeed Pierre Vareille, who…

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Wagstaff appointment

Published: April 25, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Lee Swartling, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Wagstaff has retired from Wagstaff. 

Lee joined Wagstaff in May of 1999 as an Area Manager responsible for sales in Japan, Western North America, Russia and the Ukraine.

In 2011 Lee was named Vice President, Sales & Marketing the…

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United Steelworkers union scraps efforts for U.S. tariff on aluminium

Published: April 24, 2016 by Nadine Firth

A Canada-U.S. trade fight over aluminium appears to be over before it really began.

The United Steelworkers union abandoned efforts on Friday to get the U.S. government to impose steep tariffs on aluminium imports, blaming a lack of industry unity. 

Last week, the labour union petitioned…

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USW files case on imports of primary unwrought aluminium

Published: April 19, 2016 by Nadine Firth

The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed a petition under Section 201 of U.S. trade law that seeks to stem a flood of imported primary unwrought aluminum that has seriously injured the American industry and threatens additional job and capacity losses.

A Section 201 petition allows…

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