The aluminium expert Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) sends a strong signal for the Ranshofen site and thus strengthens its pioneering role regarding sustainability and technology. 38 million euros are invested in expanding the capacity of the Extrusion site in Ranshofen. 80 % of this investment sum is assigned to contractors in Austria and Germany.
Establishment as a technology leader
The investment in a highly automated 6,000 ton (60 MN) extrusion press as well as upstream and downstream production plants at the Extrusion site in Ranshofen is necessary due to the great demand for lightweight components in the automotive industry. This is a strategically important step forward and at the same time a strong commitment to the location in Austria.
The HAI group establishes itself as a technology leader for aluminium components in the transport sector at the Ranshofen site. There is an especially high demand for lightweight components for e-mobility. Highly complex aluminium profiles with outstanding crash properties for all well-known OEMs in Europe are produced at the new plant. "This development including the great investment 2021 is very important for our employees in Ranshofen. For the production of high-end profiles, we can bring in our competence in the development of high-strength aluminium crash-resistant alloys and establish our location as a technology leader. Thus, we create future-proof jobs in Upper Austria. 20 new jobs will be created for the operation of the new plant“, highlights CEO Rob van Gils (pictured).
Pioneer in sustainability
The ambitious sustainability strategy makes Hammerer Aluminium Industries a pioneer in aluminium lightweight construction. By using 80 % recycled material on average and primary aluminium from certified production with 100 % electricity from renewable energy sources, HAI has become a pioneer in terms of climate protection. With our sustainable alloys SustainAl 2.0 and SustainAl 4.0 we offer a material to our customers with a CO2 footprint below the European average.
"Our customers have ambitious emission targets. Sustainable aluminium products are an important component to achieve them. HAI is a strong partner for sustainable performance in all three sales areas - transport, industry and construction.“, says CEO Rob van Gils with regard to the sustainable orientation of the HAI group.
Healthy growth in all three corporate divisions
"With the new investment in Ranshofen as well as the previous investments at both Romanian locations (Casting and Extrusion), we as HAI group are ideally positioned in order to keep on growing with our customers from transport, industry and construction.“, explains Rob van Gils the company’s orientation for the next years. HAI has set the course for the future and looks ahead positively into the next financial years.