HAI invests in new extrusion line in Ranshofen

Hammerer Aluminium Industries releases an investment volume of EUR 38 m for a new extrusion line in Ranshofen, Austria.

Hammerer Aluminium Industries releases an investment volume of EUR 38 m for a new extrusion line in Ranshofen, Austria.

The heart of the investment, a highly automated 60-MN extrusion press, will be put into operation in July 2022.

With this investment, HAI strengthens its market position in view of sustainability and technology. 80 % of the investment package is assigned to contractors in Austria and Germany. The investment in the new extrusion press and in upstream and downstream production plants is necessary due to the great demand for lightweight components in the automotive industry. There is an especially high demand for lightweight components for e-mobility, reports the company. This is a strategically important step forward.

Investment in extrusion line for automotive profiles

Highly complex aluminium profiles with outstanding crash properties for all well-known OEMs in Europe are produced at the new plant. „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.

At the forefront of 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 the sustainable alloys SustainAl 2.0 and SustainAl 4.0 the company offers a material 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 van Gils with regard to the sustainable orientation of the group.

Investment for further growth

„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,“ he explains 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.