The UK groups Mil-Ver Metal Company and CMK Treatments highlighted their recycling and energy saving technology during a visit by Adrian Bailey, MP for West Bromwich West has long been a supporter of UK manufacturing.

During the visit to Mil-Ver Metal Company Adrian was introduced to its aluminium recycling technology for secondary production.

Investment has secured the future of the operations, providing jobs and supporting the sustainability of aluminium production in the UK. The efficiency of the Mil-Ver operation means that it can compete on quality, cost, and service.

Visiting CMK Treatments in Oldbury, Adrian was shown how recycling of heat has been used to reduce the energy used in the plant where it paints aluminium extrusions.

This reduction in carbon footprint also keeps the costs down. This was an opportunity for Adrian to meet Lisa Stone of CMK, who has recently won an award for quality control and carbon reduction at the plant.

The visits were arranged through the Aluminium Federation (Alfed), the trade organisation based in West Bromwich representing the UK Aluminium industry.

Mr Bailey is also an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Committee for the UK Aluminium Industry.