IMAGE: The new hall at the HAI site in Cris includes all areas with PV system on the roof

Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) celebrates the official ground-breaking ceremony for the capacity expansion with a 40 MN extrusion line at the Cris site (Romania) . The investments in Cris are part of a 125 million euro investment package for the entire HAI Group.

Capacity expansion through a new 40 MN extrusion line in Cris

At the Romanian site in Cris, investments are being made in a highly automated extrusion line with the associated infrastructure, thereby significantly expanding production capacity. In Cris, production is designed for high-quality products for the solar, construction and industrial sectors. "With the new production plant, urgently needed capacities are being developed in order to be able to accompany customers in their growth in the coming years with an already very high capacity utilisation," sums up Rob van Gils, CEO of the HAI Group.

In addition to the new extrusion line, the new 25,000 m² hall will also provide more space for processing and logistics at the site. Beside the main hall, there will also be 5 more buildings built to accommodate different auxiliary functions, roads and concrete platforms. The total built area of these will be 32.300 m², practically doubling the size of the plant in Cris. A large photovoltaic system on the roof will generate green electricity for sustainable production in Cris.

Excellent location development since takeover by HAI Group

Since the HAI Group took over the site with 200 employees in 2019, the team in Cris has doubled with a current level of around 400 employees. In addition to technical investments, HAI attaches great importance to optimal knowledge transfer between the HAI sites. By manufacturing high-quality products for solar, construction and industry, the Cris site perfectly complements the strategic orientation of the HAI Group.