AMAG signed its largest contract with Audi AG in its company history. The two companies have had a partnership for almost two decades and now this long-standing partnership has been strengthened and expanded. The new contract secures the procurement of aluminum for Audi from AMAG’s facility in Ranshofen, Austria. The aluminum is supplied in the form of aluminum in coils, which is used for the production of outer skin and interior structural components.
“The biggest and most successful contract to date with our long-standing customer Audi is a positive confirmation of our quality and reliability,” said Helmut Kaufmann, CEO and COO of AMAG Austria Metall AG. “This order is an important milestone in the implementation of our automotive strategy with a focus on high-quality, innovative and sustainable specialty products. With our Closed-Loop partnership and the recycling of aluminum scrap material from the production plant in Györ, we are improving our CO2 footprint.”
AMAG has invested heavily in reducing the carbon footprint of its operations — including the installation of Austria’s largest rooftop photovoltaic solar system along with other energy and efficiency improvements. As a result of these improvements, the company’s Ranshofen facility has achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certification stands for responsible production and processing in accordance with the ASI Performance and Chain of Custody (CoC) standards.
In addition, the two companies are participating in a closed-loop recycling system. After the initial processing of components at the Audi plant in Györ, Hungary, the aluminum scrap is returned to AMAG for melting and recycling, thus returning the metal to the value chain. This is a significant contribution towards reducing the CO2 footprint by recycling of aluminum scrap material.