Nanshan Aluminium, part of the Nanshan Group and based in Longkou in Shandong Province, was founded in 1978 and is now one of China's best known processors.

In addition to aluminium rolling mills, the company operates extrusion presses for aluminium profiles and is currently investing in the production of forged parts made of aluminium and titanium alloys, which are used by the Chinese aircraft industry.

Siempelkamp will supply the complete press from a single source, including the design, casting and machining processes of the component parts, their installation and the on-site startup of the press.

Siempelkamp claims to be the world's only manufacturer of 50kt presses.

The press itself will start operation in early summer of 2015.