Supported by TALSAD-Turkish Aluminium Industrialists Association, ALUEXPO 2013 brought together 151 international companies from 31 countries that wanted to take advantage of the potential opportunities of Turkey for new investments and 163 local companies, which wanted to cooperate with different countries.

Ali Kibar, Chairman of TALSAD, shared his views on the developments of the aluminium industry in his opening speech: “Our industry showed a steady growth of around 10-15 % in previous years. The increase in the production of white and brown goods and automotive industry where the aluminum is used most is the main factor of growth and with an increasing trend, the importance and the development of our aluminium industry is increased day by day through exporting semi-products (mid-products), and other various products particularly to Europe and other foreign markets.” he said.

Aluminum industry experts met in “6th Aluminum Symposium”
The 6th Aluminium Symposium, which was organised concurrently to Aluexpo 2013 in cooperation with TALSAD and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Marmara Research Center (TUBITAK MAM), and the Chamber of Metallurgical Engineers, attracted great attention from the industry by bringing together experts from the academic world and representatives of NGOs.

The symposium analysed the aluminium sector in economic, technological and scientific fields and provided information on new developments in the industry by reuniting all aspects of the aluminum industry on the same platform with the academic world.