Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Magna BDW technologies plant against ASI Performance Standard


Magna BDW technologies has achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification with a focus on Material Stewardship for its light metal vacuum die casting development and manufacture of modules and systems for the automotive industry, at its Markt Schwaben plant in Germany. It becomes the second Magna Group subsidiary to achieve ASI Certification following Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG, which achieved Performance Standard Certification in October 2021.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Magna BDW technologies GmbH has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium with a focus on material stewardship. The activities at the Markt Schwaben facility primarily involve high pressure aluminum casting of automobile body structure components, such as pillars, shock towers, and floor rails, among others. The high pressure casting process enables complex shapes, high product durability, and efficient integration with mating components to be achieved.

The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. ASI Performance Standard certifications focusing on ‘material stewardship’ address issues such as product design, life cycle assessments, management of process scrap and collection and recycling of products at end-of-life.

The independent, third-party audit of the Magna BDW technologies GmbH site was carried out by SZI GmbH.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Magna BDW technologies on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at its Markt Schwaben plant. In contrast to traditional automotive body structure design and manufacture, the castings produced here accomplish the same function with less variability and mass, along with light weighting, and quality advantages. The ASI Performance Standard Certification demonstrates that the company uses its product design, scrap management and recycling strategy to maximise aluminium’s circularity properties.”

Markus Wimmer, General Manager at Magna BDW technologies said, “We want to produce our products responsibly and conscientiously, so sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy. With the successful ASI certification we have an additional confirmation that we are taking the right actions.”


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