The Aluminium Federation, the trade body for the UK aluminium industry, has welcomed its hundredth member.

The Federation re-structured in 2015 to a ‘direct membership’ model, where individual companies are members in their own right, rather than through an intermediate grouping. Since then the Aluminium Federation has recruited more than 30 new members, many of them companies that manufacture in aluminium, as well as those that process or recycle aluminium.

The latest company to join the Aluminium Federation is Arlington Automotive. The tier-1 supplier employs more than 360 at manufacturing sites in Coventry, Birmingham, Derby and Newton Aycliffe. Arlington’s supply chain supply chain capabilities include design, manufacture, pressing, coating, welding, assembly and logistics.

“It’s fantastic news that Arlington has joined us,” commented Aluminium Federation President Giles Ashmead. “The use of aluminium in the automotive supply chain is growing rapidly, and Arlington joins our growing cluster of members in this sector, where companies increasingly collaborate to commercialise innovative technical developments in aluminium."