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  • Project team members observe the commissioning of the new press at General Extrusions. (All photos: SMS group/OMAV.)

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    General Extrusions Installs Advanced New Press Line

    Based in Youngstown, OH, General Extrusions Inc. (GEI) is a family owned extruder of high quality aluminum profiles for the automotive, building and construction, furniture, and other industries. Recently, the company completed its first major investment project since 2000. The project includes the installation and start up of a new 25 MN, 8 inch extrusion […]

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    Exlabesa Orders One of the Largest Extrusion Presses in Europe

    Exlabesa ordered a new 71 MN shortstroke, front-loading extrusion press for its plant in Padron, Spain. The press will be used to serve the growing electromobility market, as well as produce profiles up to 620 mm wide for truck superstructures and railway carriage manufacturing. In addition, the new press will allow Exlabesa Building Systems division […]

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    Steel Dynamics to Invest in New Aluminum Recycling and Rolling Facilities

    Steel Dynamics, Inc. plans to invest $2.2 billion in three new aluminum facilities — a low-carbon flat rolled mill along with two supporting recycled aluminum slab centers. The company aims to bring its high-quality, sustainable, customer-centric approach to the aluminum flat rolled market. “We are incredibly excited to announce this meaningful growth opportunity, which is […]

  • FALCO is working to start up its first extrusion line for the production of hard alloys.

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    New Arizona Extruder to Produce Hard Alloy Profiles for the Aerospace Industry

    Located at the Lone Butte Industrial Park within the Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix, AZ, FALCO is a new women-owned and family-run extrusion company currently in the process of starting up its extrusion operations. The company aims to produce hard alloy products for the aerospace and other industries, with a high level of customer […]

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    Hirschvogel Automotive Orders Closed-Die Forging Press

    Hirschvogel Automotive Components (Pinghu) Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of automotive parts and components in China, ordered a new closed-die forging press from SMS group. The expanded capacity will enable the company to produce forged aluminum chassis components with high dimensional accuracy at an exceptionally short cycle time. This will support the company’s movement towards […]

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    Chinese Automotive Supplier Commissions Die Forging Press Line

    Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology Co., Ltd., an automotive supplier in China, commissioned a new die forging press line at its facility in the Zhejiang province. The new line enables the company to expand its production capacities and also serve the growing market for high-end forged aluminum chassis components in the automotive market, especially for electric […]

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    ElvalHalcor Commissions Aluminum Hot Rolling Mill in Greece

    ElvalHalcor S.A., part of Viohalco S.A., commissioned its new four-stand tandem hot rolling mill in Oinofyta, Greece. The completion of the hot mill is the first phase of the company’s five-year plan to more than double its flat rolled aluminum products capacity. During the commissioning, the hot mill supplied by SMS group successfully rolled aluminum […]

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the new SMS Campus in Germany (L-R): Torsten Heising, CFO, SMS group; Holger P. Hartmann, architect and general planner; Hans Wilhelm Reiners, mayor of Mönchengladbach; Peter Peskes and Elke Paul, city works council chairpersons; Heinrich Weiss, chairman of the shareholders' committee of SMS Holding GmbH; Marco Kubiak, project manager; and Burkhard Dahmen, CEO, SMS group.

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    SMS Starts Construction of New Technology Campus

    SMS group held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of its new SMS Campus in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The new campus will be the home of a new technology, service, and digitalization center, enabling the company to expand its pioneering position in the development of extrusion, rolling, forging, and other equipment and technology for the aluminum […]

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    SMS Expands Its Extrusion and Forging Portfolio

    SMS group has completed the acquisition of two Italian companies located in Brescia — OMAV S.p.A. and Hydromec S.R.L. Both companies are experts in their area of manufacturing, thus strengthening the company’s position as a global technology leader and enabling the further expansion of its product range in the extrusion and forging sectors. The two […]