SC Vimetco Extrusion Srl has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for the manufacturing of extruded aluminium profiles and shapes at its facility at Slatina, Romania. The plant is equipped with three extrusion lines, with the facility capable of producing up to 35,000 tonnes annually. Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that SC Vimetco Extrusion Srl has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard. The company produces extruded products and shapes for the building and construction, solar, automotive and transportation sectors, as well as broader industry applications. The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard (V2) defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, labour rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.
This new automatic extrusion line for aluminium profiles is the third one for Vimetco Extrusion. The new press sustains Vimetco Extrusion strategy to increase its production capacity for high value-added aluminium products, thus delivering to its customers an extensive portfolio of customized solutions
“ALRO Group believes that focusing on strategic investments, processes optimization, and cost control represents a suitable and reliable strategy to support our business and help us navigate through these challenging times. This strategy applies to all our subsidiaries, and Vimetco Extrusion’s completion of a new automatic extrusion line is the latest example”, said Marian NĂSTASE, Chairman of ALRO’s Board of Directors. “This is yet another step towards increasing the portfolio of high and very high value-added products, while consolidating the relationship with our customers by offering them a reliable, long-term partner capable of delivering tailored products and services”, added Marian NĂSTASE, Chairman of ALRO’s Board of Directors.
The 7” extrusion line is highly efficient in terms of production capabilities and reduced energy consumption. Thus, the entire process is automated, being able to extrude profiles up to a length of 60 meters, with a speed of 50 meter/minute, while having the lowest guaranteed gas consumption on the market and being equipped with an efficient energy-saving system, as well as with independently operated water and air-cooling zones designed to efficiently allocate resources.
The new extrusion line will increase Vimetco Extrusion’s yearly production capacity by 11,000 tons, reaching a total annual capacity of 35,000 tons by the end of 2022.
“Vimetco Extrusion believes in creating value for all its stakeholders”, said Igor HIGER, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vimetco Extrusion. We support our customers by offering them personalized solutions and products throughout the implementation of state-of-the art technology , we support our employees by ensuring the best working conditions and training, and last but not least we uphold the local community by reducing the impact on the environment and creating new job opportunities”, added Igor HIGER.
Vimetco Extrusion is committed to a successful business continuity supported by innovation, flexibility and constant alignment to technology upgrades through sustainable investments.
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