Trimet increases aluminum production
6/12/2024 Sustainability & CO2 neutrality Melting and raw materials News

Trimet increases aluminum production

The aluminum manufacturer is gradually ramping up production again due to the recovering markets. The company plans to bring production back to the level before the energy crisis by the summer of 2025. The company's CEO comments on the situation.

Aluminum production hall of TRIMET

The situation is easing

Trimet is increasing the production of primary aluminum at its sites in Germany and France. The materials specialist has started to put previously shut-down electrolysis furnaces back into operation. Due to the energy crisis, the company had temporarily reduced production by more than half over the last two years. Thanks to more relaxed conditions on the procurement markets and lower electricity prices, it is now economically viable to produce aluminum again. 

Last year, the materials company secured the power supply for its production sites in France through a long-term contract with a French energy supplier. Similar regulatory adjustments have taken place in Germany, but so far without long-term planning security. Philipp Schlüter, CEO of the company, emphasizes: “As a European aluminium manufacturer, we ensure that a strategic material is produced where it is needed. The light metal is essential for the green transformation. At our sites, we offer the industry low-carbon aluminum and continue to strive for climate-neutral production. A regulation of grid fees in Germany that ensures competitive electricity prices is therefore of great importance."

Full production capacity utilization in the near future

The family-owned company is planning to run its aluminum electrolysis plants at full capacity again by mid-2025. The sites in Essen, Hamburg, Voerde and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne have a total production capacity of 540,000 tons of primary aluminium per year.
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