The refurbishment at its Tulpetlac facility will replace the existing mill controls with a Fata Hunter ‘h System’ mill automation package.

Almexa said it would improve the gauge accuracy and flatness of the rolled products and increase overall mill efficiency. The project also includes mechanical upgrades to improve the performance of the mill.

Almexa Aluminio is Mexico’s largest producer of aluminium sheet and foil products. It said the refurbishment was the latest step in a long-term plan of continuously modernising its aluminium rolling technology.