Vimetco Extrusion, ALRO’s downstream subsidiary in charge with the extrusion business completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art 7” press extrusion line.
The investment is up to approximately EUR 10 million since the start of this project in March 2021 and Vimetco Extrusion has just successfully tested the new equipment by extruding the 1st billets on this line.
This new automatic extrusion line for aluminium profiles is the third one for the plant and it sustains Vimetco Extrusion strategy to increase its production capacity for high value-added aluminium products.
The 7” extrusion line process is automated, being able to extrude profiles up to a length of 60 meters, with a speed of 50 meter/minute, while having the lowest guaranteed gas consumption on the market and being equipped with an efficient energy-saving system.
The new extrusion line will increase Vimetco Extrusion’s yearly production capacity by 11,000 tonnes, reaching a total annual capacity of 35,000 tonnes by the end of 2022.
ALRO is one of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers, by capacity, in Europe, having an installed production capacity.