Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) is continuing to develop the consistent growth strategy of its group. The company recently announced plans to invest €100 Million in the installation of two new press lines, processing centers, and a logistics center at its plants in Austria and Romania.
“With the new investments and the recent investments made at our company locations, we as the HAI Group are optimally positioned to be able to continue to grow with our customers from transport, industry, and construction,” said Rob van Gils, CEO of the HAI Group. In addition to meeting increased demand, all of the planned investments provide the highest available environmental protection, with efficient energy consumption and increased safety.
At its headquarters in Ranshofen, Austria, HAI developed high quality aluminum profiles for the transportation sector. Recently, the company installed a 60 MN extrusion line at the site, which will soon go into operation. With the increased demand for lightweight components for e-mobility, the new press installation enables the production of highly complex aluminum profiles with outstanding crash properties for well-known OEMs in Europe.
The company recently announced that it plans to construct a new 8,000 sq m production area, which will house a second 60 MN extrusion line along with all the necessary upstream and downstream production capabilities. The second press line will further expand the company’s capability of serving the e-mobility market.
In addition, HAI plans to construct a 14,000 m² state-of-the-art logistics center with a hall, warehouse, and loading area at its Ranshofen site, which will ease logistics operations. Several trucks will be able to be loaded and unloaded in parallel in the loading area. A high-bay warehouse will also be available for customer load carriers, in which storage and retrieval can be carried out automatically. A photovoltaic system with a capacity of 1 MW peak will be installed on the roof to power the logistics center. The new center will be completed as early as the beginning of 2023.
HAI plans to expand its facility in Cris, Romania, with the installation of a new 40 MN extrusion line. The new highly automated line and its associated infrastructure will significantly expand the plant’s production capacity, which is geared towards high-quality profiles for the solar, construction, and industrial sectors.
“With the new facility, urgently needed capacities will be developed in order to be able to support customers in their growth in the years to come, given the already very high capacity utilization,” explained van Gils.
Also in Romania, HAI started up a new melting furnace at its Santana plant in early 2022. The new furnace enabled the company to increase its recycling and remelting capacity to 250,000 tons per year.
HAI is able to provide extruded products that use an average of 80% recycled material and primary aluminum that is certified to be made using renewable energy. This enables the company to supply its sustainable alloys SustainAl 2.0 and SustainAl 4.0, which offer customers material with a carbon footprint well below the European average.