Rob C.J. van Gils
CEO & Managing Partner,
HAI Group

A Green Deal – A Meaningful Contribution to a Low-carbon Value Chain by HAI, Glencore and Century

Thanks to its unique properties, Aluminium is the metal of the future and can drive the transition to a climate-neutral economy. The worldwide demand in aluminium is rising constantly and the aluminium industry thereby makes a major contribution to low carb applications. Beside of the increase of the scrap share we count at HAI on the use of sustainable produced primary aluminium to contribute to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on this consequent sustainability strategy HAI can offer aluminium products with one of the lowest CO2 footprints to its customers.

The Green Deal from HAI with its long-standing partners Glencore and Century is therefore an essential element.

As the world’s largest independent aluminium trader, Glencore International AG has a unique view and understanding of the aluminium market. Consequently, Glencore is able to spot trends, and facilitate large-scale transactions between up- and downstream industrial stakeholders, thus improving market efficiency all along the value chain. Mindful of the responsibility and potential as an actor in the aluminium industry’s structural transition to low-carbon production, Glencore takes an active role in promoting and contributing to a greener and more sustainable economy. The Green Deal is only the beginning.

Companies around the globe are using aluminium to make products safer, lighter, increasingly fuel efficient and more recyclable. Century applies its specialized knowledge and experience in the primary aluminium industry in order to work to continuously evolve and continue to deliver consistent, high-quality products to our customers while also striving to meet our commitment to improved sustainability of our operations. Producing aluminium with one of the lowest CO2 footprints seen in the world is something Century prides itself on. Natur-Al™ is produced at Norðurál, our plant in Iceland, with a total carbon footprint below four tons CO₂ per tonne of aluminium.


Biography

Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI), headquartered in Ranshofen, Austria is one of the biggest family owned businesses within the European aluminium industry operating out of 8 locations across Europe.

After taking over responsibility as Group CEO Rob has significantly changed the portfolio of HAI group over the last years. Supported by consequent investments in back- and forward integration HAI today covers the whole value chain from recycling, billet production, extrusions and aluminium components for B&C, Industrial Applications and the Transportation Industry.

Rob brings to his position a well-established background in mechanical engineering and business administration. Prior to his role as CEO he held several management positions within HAI and AMAG resulting in more than 20 years of experience in the Aluminium Industry.