Join date: January 2015
Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.
Aleris produces a wide variety of aluminum rolled products for diverse industries worldwide. Almost everything we make is manufactured to specific customer requirements. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities produce rolled aluminum for everything from highly designed cladding for building facades to technically sophisticated aerospace plates that demand high quality and reliability standards. And we offer a broad range of alloys to meet virtually any customer need.
Aleris is grounded in the belief that aluminum offers our customers unlimited potential as they look to bring new products and solutions to the world. We partner with customers globally to help them capitalize on the benefits of aluminum, with a focus on providing quality, customization and creativity through high-performance and sustainable products.
What members are saying…
Aleris has been an active member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) since its inception. There are various reasons for this. As a leading global supplier of aluminum products, we are already making a contribution to sustainability. A variety of measures, such as exhaust energy recovery, energy recovery from waste heat, and the implementation of inert gas generators have dramatically cut our energy use. The verifiability of sustainable business goes even further! Requirements our customers and their customers requires consideration of all areas of product development and product manufacturing even “before the cradle”.
Together with customers in the automotive industry, we are using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to analyze our products and their long-term use. This much more comprehensive approach across the lifecycle of aluminum, starting from bauxite mining to fused salt electrolysis for aluminum extraction, exploitation in manufacturing, through to post-consumer recyclability of the materials, and then re-use in secondary exploitation: that ALL THIS should be done using resource friendly approaches, compliance with rigorous environmental and human rights standards is ASI’s objective. Aleris is ready to participate! Achieving certifiable aluminum in all facets of the life cycle, with verifiable processes to a common standard; and not only with representatives of sectors in the same field of activity but across sectors, with a strong involvement of all stakeholders, especially NGOs, environmental organizations, and representatives of aboriginal and consumer protection associations. We are convinced that environmentally friendly, resource-efficient certified aluminium and corresponding sustainably produced products fits with our customers’ expectations.
Taken from Aluminium Praxis Magazine, translated from German. This is a non-official English translation: please do not quote.