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Achenbach is an independent family enterprise which can look back on 550 years of history. Founded in 1452 as a forge, it became a foundry later before rolling mill building started in 1888. Today, Achenbach is a high-tech machine construction company which is one of the leading manufacturers of rolling mills for metals such as aluminium, copper, zinc and their alloys. Achenbach is the world's leading specialist for light gauge strip and foil rolling mills. The company also enjoys a very good international standing for its rolling oil systems which handle the entire rolling oil management in the mill.


Alcoa European Mill Products is a leading manufacturer of aluminium flat rolled products with production facilities throughout Europe. Our rolling mills supply a wide variety of products such as sheet, coil, circles, plate and tread plate, closure sheet, lithographic coil, bright products, foil, brazing and tab ends. Our highly skilled employees are providing more than 2000 customers with products made from pure aluminium or one of over 20 alloys, in various finishes and dimensions. Our fully integrated research and development laboratories work closely with the Alcoa Technical Center in Pittsburgh, the largest light metal research facility in the world. Highly specialized fabricating processes and leading environmental, health and safety programs make it possible to cover all the market's needs, while meeting the most stringent environment protection and safety rules.


Aleris International, Inc. is a global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. We are also a recycler of zinc and a leading U.S. manufacturer of zinc metal and value-added zinc products that include a zinc oxide and zinc dust. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, the Company operates 50 production facilities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, and employs approximately 8,600 employees. Our facilities are strategically located and well positioned to service our customers, which include a number of the world's largest companies in the aerospace, building and construction, containers and packaging, metal distribution and transportation industries.


The Aluminium Federation is the Trade Association which represents the interests of the UK aluminium industry. Based in the centre of Birmingham, the Aluminium Federation acts as the point of contact between the aluminium industry and its many stakeholders.

Aluminium Foil Association

The home of aluminium foil - the versatile material for top quality flexible and semi-rigid barrier packaging and for many domestic and industrial uses.


Austria Metall AG is a producer of: Top quality rolled products, Customer designed extruded sections, Cast alloys in the form of ingots or liquid aluminium and Extrusion billets. The production programme is supplemented by special further processing and services.

British Metallurgical Plant Constructors' Association

The British Metallurgical Plant Constructors' Association (BMPCA) is made up of companies involved in all aspects of metallurgical equipment from the design and supply of melting furnaces, rolling mills, process lines and inspections systems, to engineering services such as installation, consulting, maintenance and consumable equipment for the world's iron, steel and non-ferrous metal industries.

Copper Development Association

The Copper Development Association Inc., CDA, is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America.

Dolgarrog Aluminium

We are an independent, fully integrated Aluminium Rolling Mill offering unrivalled flexibility, service and on-time delivery.Short lead time, low minimum order quantities and bespoke products are a speciality. Based within North Wales in the UK we produce Aerospace Sheet, Cathode Plate, Patterned Sheet, Circles and a range of Sheet, Coil and light gauge plate.


The European Aluminium Association (EAA) represents the aluminium industry in Europe. The EAA was founded in 1981. Its members are the European primary aluminium producers, the national associations representing the manufacturers of rolled and extruded products in 18 European countries, the Organisation of European Aluminium Remelters and Refiners (OEA) and the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

Elval-Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd

We are a leading producer of lithographic aluminium strip with a purpose built, state of the art rolling mill and stretch levelling line. As the UK's only manufacturer of lithographic (printing) plate material and one of only four producers in Europe, we have specialised experience in hot and cold aluminium rolling, levelling and annealing.


As one of the world's top integrated aluminium companies, Hydro offers customers a wide range of high-quality products.


Innoval Technology aims to provide high quality consultancy and technical support to the manufacturers and end-users of aluminium and other selected engineering materials across a broad range of industry sectors. We are an internationally experienced team with a network of close working relationships with client companies, university departments, contract research organisations and business strategists. The Innoval team has a wealth of technical expertise and practical experience in the following areas: * metallurgy * metals processing * surfaces and coatings technology * materials analysis * process modelling * knowledge management all of which can be used to ensure you get the most from your materials and processes.


Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling. We are shaping the products of the future through a powerful combination of a customer-focused culture and unrivaled industry capability.

Siemens VAI

VAI UK supply a range of both aluminium and steel rolling mills and process lines. VAI has more then 80 years of experience in the supply of rolling mill facilities, offering innovative solutions for the steel and aluminium industries. Our products are well established in the market, some of which are included under the brand names ALUVANCE (for Aluminium) and VAINOX (for Stainless Steel). As a truly multinational supplier of services and equipment for rolling mills and related facilities, our capability and supply range from complete turnkey mills, hot and cold rolling complexes, plant mordernisation as well as the linking of process steps. Another key strength of VAI is the ability to supply integrated rolling-mill automation solutions at all levels. With our network of rolling-mill specialist companies in the USA, UK, France, Spain and Austria we maintain close proximity to the market. Our customers are assured of being provided with the best solution within the group from a single point of contact.


Established for almost 200 years, we have been developing, designing and building machinery and plant for the world's steel and aluminum industries since the beginning. Our range covers plant for the entire process chain - from steelworks, continuous casting and rolling mill technology as well as finishing lines for hot and cold strip.First-rate, high-performance products along with a customer-centered approach featuring sound advice and extensive service form the basis of our company's good reputation. Plant and solutions from SMS Demag provide top technology and cost-effectiveness with outstanding quality and reliability. SMS GmbH is the holding for a Group of internationally active companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering relating to the processing of steel, non-ferrous metals and plastics. SMS group is divided into the Business Areas of Metallurgical Plant and Rolling Mill Technology, Tube, Long Product and Forging Technology and Plastics Technology. In the year 2005 some 9 250 employees worldwide generated a turnover of about EUR 2.33 bn.

Tata Steel (previously Corus)

Tata Steel is Europe's second largest steel producer with annual revenues of over £11 billion and a crude steel production of about 20 million tonnes.


TIMET is the world's largest supplier of high quality titanium metal products. With its unique combination of strength, light weight, corrosion resistance and other metallurgical properties, titanium is used in hundreds of diverse aerospace, industrial and emerging applications where no other metal is as reliable or economical, especially on a lifecycle costing basis. As a fully-integrated titanium manufacturer and distributor, TIMET's activities span every phase of titanium research, manufacturing and sales. We convert rutile ore into sponge; melt and refine ingot and slab; manufacture mill products; and distribute our products globally. We have the financial strength, capacity and technical solutions to meet the established demands for titanium and, as new uses for titanium accelerate, to lead the industry into the future.