Closed-Loop Customer Partnerships
As a leader in the aluminum industry, Aleris now offers its partners in the aerospace, automotive and industrial segments specific closed-loop processes where any scrap generated in the production process can be recycled. By providing this service, Aleris is further strengthening its position as a globally leading and sustainable aluminum manufacturer.
In 2014, we began a partnership with Figeac Aero, which uses our aluminum plates to make aeronautical subassemblies and structural, engine and precision parts for customers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and others. Collecting and reusing this residual material has significant environmental and financial benefits.
You can save up to 95 % of energy by using recycled aluminum versus primary aluminum. The specific and high-quality alloy contents are retained in the production cycle while the supply of primary aluminum is ensured at the same time. And last but not least, closed-loop materials are less dependent on the prices set at the London Metal Exchange, where reprocessing agreements are in place.
Aleris is committed to reducing the need for primary aluminum as well as manufacturing waste. We feel confidently that the implementation of our closed-loop processes is the most efficient way to reach this goal.