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01.04.2021

First heat treatment batch quenched in the new Tower furnace (Ofen 15).

On March 30th 2021, the first heat treatment batch was successfully completed in the newly built Tower furnace.

This was a necessary step towards the qualification of ALUnna’s new Tower furnace following completion of its construction. It was also an important step in order to further advance the qualification process for our revitalised and strategically significant automotive project.

The initial heat treatment took place without deviation from the very strict technical specifications required by the customer. Our engineers and heat treatment specialists were delighted with the results and the excellent temperature uniformity achieved.

Final commissioning of the new Tower furnace will be completed in the next few weeks.

We would particularly like to thank the company Ebner for their commitment and continued support in very difficult circumstances due to the pandemic restrictions in force in order deliver this project on time.

30.11.2020

News

On 30.11.2020, the Supervisory Board of our company appointed our long-standing Executive Sales Director Dr. Gerhard Schroeder as Associated General Manager as from 01.12.2020.

Dr. Schroeder will work jointly with Mr. Volker Findeisen, whose current appointment to the Board of Management has been extended for another year, to drive forward the company's strategic realignment.

The two gentlemen have been pursuing a joint project for several months now. In the centre of the factory, the building for the second tower furnace is progressing well. The project is well on schedule, the installation of the furnace will begin in mid-December and commissioning will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2021. This investment doubles the capacity for several the company’s strategic products, which are produced for the automotive industry, aerospace and defence.

11.05.2020

Three week plant closure

The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused a lot of disturbance and uncertainties during the past, now almost, two months.

We have been hit hard by customer requests for push backs or re-scheduling caused by production stops and shutdowns at the major OEMs in the aerospace and automotive industry. The lower demand within the supply chains resulting in a lower customer consumption is forcing us to accommodate our production rate accordingly. Therefore the board of management has now decided to implement a three week plant closure commencing at the beginning of June. The production will be continued on the lowest possible level, with a minimum staff, to enable a swift return to fully operational production again after this period.

During these three weeks the sales offices are available to be contacted, although of course, also with limited personnel. Please note that during this time the responses might take longer than usual.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we will endeavor to keep them as low as possible.

24.01.2020

Announcement of a Change of ALUnna Sales Representative for Italy

This announcement is to report that our long-time sales representative for Italy, Dr. Colombo is to retire. Over the years, Dr. Colombo has made an extremely valuable contribution to customer and business development, especially in the field of pump bodies, in his work for Aluminiumwerk Unna AG.

After more than 20 years of successful work for Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, Dr. Colombo is to retire. Aluminiumwerk Unna AG would like to thank Dr. Colombo for his outstanding commitment, dedication, patience and perseverance, which have contributed significantly to the success of the company. We wish him many healthy and happy years for the future.

Sig. Luigi Giuliani will succeed Dr. Colombo as ALUnna’s representative in Italy. In his professional career, Sig. Giuliani has worked for several companies in the mobile hydraulic industry, which is so important for ALUnna. We are confident that his experience and commitment will help us to continue our success in the Italian market. We wish Sig. Giuliani every success in his new role.

02.04.2019

Delivery dates / capacity

For almost two years, we have faced the great challenge of not being able to fulfill all the delivery dates requested by our customers. On some occasions we caused disappointment amongst our customers as we were unable to meet all delivery expectations. We have now reacted and made some organisational changes. First and foremost, this includes the 100% concentration of our maintenance staff on the availability of the key machinery. This has brought excellent results since the beginning of January. In addition, we have agreed with our production teams on more extended working hours. A third important cornerstone is the consolidation of orders from different customers with the aim of optimising set-up and set-up times. As a final optimisation, we were able to spread out the load on our key machinery more evenly, so that we are now able to offer much shorter delivery dates. We would like to invite you to look through your individual order situation with us and to give us your additional wishes. Your contact persons in sales and production planning will, for each case, coordinate with you in detail which specific commitments we can make to you.

19.02.2019

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG Receives Nadcap Merit Status for Heat Treating

Nadcap recognizes Aluminiumwerk Unna AG for its superior performance and commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG announces that it has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for Heat Treating.

"We are more than proud and happy to have received the Nadcap Merit status for heat treatment," says Volker Findeisen, CEO of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, and thanks all of the employees involved for their contribution towards this prestigious achievement.

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG has held Nadcap accreditation since 2017. Having demonstrated their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications, the Nadcap Task Group has determined that Aluminiumwerk Unna AG has earned special recognition. This means that, instead of having their next Nadcap audit in twelve months, Aluminiumwerk Unna AG has been granted an accreditation that lasts until 31-Oct-2020.

“Nadcap accreditation is universally acknowledged as a significant undertaking. Validating compliance to industry standards, best practices and customer requirements, Nadcap has long been incorporated by the aerospace industry into their risk mitigation activity. A less frequent audit schedule demonstrates the trust that the aerospace industry has in Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, based on their past performance in Nadcap audits.

31.01.2019

喜迎中国年 The Chinese New Year is just around the corner

我们的母公司中国忠旺控股有限公司的同仁们将于2月5日迎来中国新年。此次新年庆典的主题是“最美中国风”。

我们恭祝乌纳铝业股份公司的所有客户和朋友,2019猪年,幸福安康、成果丰硕!

Commencing February 5th at our parent company China Zhongwang Holdings our colleagues will celebrate the Chinese New Year. The motto for this year’s celebration is “The traditional Chinese Style”.

We wish all Aluminiumwerk Unna AG customers and friends a happy and prosperous 2019: the year of the Pig.

15.01.2019

Aviation audits successfully passed.

In December 2018 and in January 2019, Aluminiumwerk Unna AG carried out important aviation industry audits. At the Airbus IPCA-Plus-Audit the excellent level A rating was achieved. The result of the NADCAP audit conducted in week 2 / 2019 is also very positive. No deviations from the strict obligatory requirements in the aviation industry were recognized.

Thus, it could once again be demonstrated that Aluminiumwerk Unna AG identifies the aviation industry requirements and can implement them to our customers’ satisfaction. Aluminiumwerk Unna AG is well prepared for future business in the growth sector aviation.

19.11.2018

Change of Leadership

The supervisory board of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG appointed Mr. Volker Findeisen during the last supervisory board meeting on 19th November 2018 as member of the management board of the company. Mr. Findeisen has started performing his duties following this appointment.

Mr. Thomas Wiese, member of the management board since March 2015, has left the company.

The supervisory board is convinced that with Mr. Findeisens appointment, based on his rich and particular experience from his 18 years with the company, the future development of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG is in best hands.

12.07.2018

Invitation to the Aluminium 2018 trade fair in Duesseldorf

The worlds leading "Aluminium" fair takes place this year from 09.10.2018 to 11.10.2018 in Dusseldorf.

Aluminumwerk Unna AG's stand can be found in the following location:

Hall 14, Stand E 40

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to our stand. A warm welcome and light refreshments will be available for your comfort.

Our Sales contact persons are at your disposal for any questions concerning the exhibition and of course, aluminium tubes.

We look forward to seeing you at Aluminium 2018!

12.04.2018

Information concerning Lead Times and Investments

Due to the current extremely high utilization of our capacity and the consequently very long lead times, we would like to inform you that the Aluminiumwerk Unna AG Board of Management and the Board of Directors have made a fundamental decision to increase the production capacity at the Unna site. This is in accord with the strategic goal of the parent company to expand the technology leading Unna site for the further production of seamless semi-fabricated products.

In the first step - upto the end of 2019 - the lead times should be significantly reduced. This will be achieved by installing additional production capacity for the current machinery with bottle necks. Another step will be to further expand the complete capacity for the Unna site in order to be able to meet the growing demand for specialized aluminium products.

There has already been extensive planning which is currently in appraisal and evaluation to enable the Projects implementation. We are confident that the Planning will be completed imminently enabling the implementation to commence.

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG will remain for the foreseeable Future your partner when it comes to highly specialized semi-fabricated aluminium products with sophisticated applications!

13.09.2017

The Chinese Concern Zhongwang acquires the German company Aluminiumwerk Unna AG (ALUnna).

This is the first foreign acquisition to expand their international business.

(HONG KONG, PEKING CHINA, UNNA GERMANY, September 2017) One of the world leaders in development and manufacture of aluminium products, China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., announces that, effective from August 2017, its German daughter company Zhongwang Aluminium Deutschland GmbH completed the acquisition of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG. Upon completion of the acquisition, the Group will hold 99.72% equity interest in Aluminiumwerk Unna AG. Founded in 1914 Aluminiumwerk Unna AG is based in Unna Germany and supplies, amongst others, worldwide renown airplane manufacturers with high quality seamless aluminium tubes.

Executive Director and President Lu Changqing from China Zhongwang stated: We greet ALUnna and would like to welcome ALUnna into the large Zhongwang Family. The acquisition is a milestone in the expansion of our international strategy and an important step in complementing the Corporations business. China Zhongwang and ALUnna have the same company philosophy and share a common belief: Achieve excellent solutions for customers through continual innovation and tireless commitment. Whilst at the same time, the focus of all activities is environmental protection and sustainable company development. We are confident that through this fusion a spark will be created and synergies aided.

The acquisition will also substantially enhance Zhongwang in as much as its production expertise in seamless extruded aluminium tubes will increase and create synergies for its Product Portfolio. Furthermore, ALUnna’s Certification and Market experience will accelerate Zhongwangs business expansion into the aerospace and automobile industries which have their own high industrial standards. This will strengthen the Group as a whole. Zhongwang will support ALUnna, from Resources, Financing to Market expansion. In this way the long term development of ALUnna is secured.

The ALUnna core businesses are seamless tubes, porthole tubes and other high value products with a high customer worth. These high value products are used in the aerospace, automobile and mechanical engineering industries. With a history of over 100 years, AlUnna has accumulated impeccable R&D capabilities and, at its location in Unna, developed an integrated production line. This ranges from casting individual alloys, through hot and cold forming to specific heat treatment and fixed length cutting processes. ALUnna customers embrace a number of world-renowned companies including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Mercedes-Benz and BMW who all enjoy leading positions in their fields both in Europe and worldwide.

Zhongwang is a reliable strategic partner and we are especially pleased about this fusion, states Thomas Wiese the ALUnna CEO. As the world’s second largest producer of industrial aluminium products, Zhongwang will support us; to achieve further flexibility in the areas of financing and operative business, to achieve long term growth, to reinforce our international reputation and recognition and to strengthen our position as a leading worldwide supplier. We look forward to the partnership with Zhongwang. Our first goal is to achieve a smooth transition. In the long term the merger offers more room for development for current employees as well as creating new jobs. ALUnna together with Zhongwang have the goal of continuing to generate lasting values for customers, partners, employees and shareholders worldwide.

Zhongwang has strategically expanded its global Business; it has branches in Germany and Japan to force export sales. Through its acquisition of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, the market leader in Germany as well as Europe, Zhongwang has officially entered the European Market.

Thomas Wiese

CEO

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG

A short portrait of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG (ALUnna)

ALUnna was founded in 1914 in Unna Germany and counts as a European and Worldwide leading aluminium manufacturer. Alongside aluminium tubes (its core business), aluminium profiles, bars and billets count as part of the high quality product portfolio. The highly skilled employees and the modern manufacturing facilities enable ALUnna to sell its products in Europe, North America as well as many other places worldwide. The tailored products beneficial to customers find use in the aerospace, automobile, mechanical engineering and energy branches. Together with employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders, ALUnna applies itself in creating sustainable values for the society.

For further information about ALUnna, https://www.alunnatubes.com/home.html

A short portrait China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd.

China Zhongwang is the largest Asian and worldwide second largest producer of industrial aluminium extrusions, who for years has been applied to the development in light weight construction for the transport, mechanical engineering and energy branches. Currently, the Concern has over 90 aluminium extrusion presses made by world leading manufacturers, of which 21 presses have over 75 MN power. The Concern combines four core competencies. These extend from Product Design, across Product Development and Casting practices to modern Plant technology. These distinguish the special competitiveness of the Concern within the aluminium industry.

To continue and expand the success within the aluminium industry, the Portfolio is currently being expanded through a project for high added value flat rolled aluminium. There are currently two production lines of 1.8million tonnes annual capacity being planned and built. After completion, Zhongwang will possess the worlds’ largest and most modern aluminium flat rolling production plant.

This new equipment will enable not only the use of existing core competencies in casting and product development, but enables the use of available customers and market resources for extruded products and processing. The three columns – extrusion, flat rolling and processing complement each other and constitute the future core business.

For further information about China Zhongwang, http://www.zhongwang.com/

26.04.2017

Supplier of Year 2016 - Future Metals, LLC

Aluminumwerk Unna AG is proud to announce that Future Metals LLC has awarded them with the Supplier of the Year Award 2016. Especially mentioned were the quality, punctuality and competitiveness of our tubes. With 18,6 % of our turnover, North America is a key market for our products. We are delighted that our performance in this export market is so valued.

05.04.2017

Nadcap audit

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG passed its first Nadcap audit. In February 2017, the Nadcap organization carried out the first audit on the heat treatment of aerospace products. The long preparation phase for this audit led to the successful verification that the heat treatment is compliant to Nadcap requirements.

The approval is a further step to meet the necessities of the aerospace industry in terms of accuracy and documentation. Congratulations to all those who have contributed to achieving this milestone.

08.09.2016

Aluminium Exhibition 2016 - Dusseldorf

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG will once again be exhibiting at the 11th Aluminium World Trade Fair to be held in Dusseldorf.

This year, the fair will take place at the beginning of the festive season from 29th November 2016 to 1st December 2016.

We hope that many visitors will take the opportunity to visit the exhibition to see the latest innovations and developments in the aluminium industry.

We look forward to your visit to our stand.

If you already know when you plan to visit the exhibition, we ask that you kindly inform your ALUnna Sales contact in advance to arrange for an appointment.

You will find us in hall 14 at booth E40.

Tickets are available upon request at Tickets@alunnatubes.com

10.08.2015

Changes in Denver.

Following the retirement of the long standing President of Aluminiumwerk Unna USA Inc. Claus Better, the rudder has now been taken over by David Taylor who has been working for numerous years in the Aluminiumwerk Unna AG sales. Towards the end of the 90’s he started to assemble a Sales Team which exclusively worked on the sale of our semi-fabricated tubes to the aerospace industry. From then on he has maintained a continual growth in the sales to this important segment of business.

For this reason, in addition to the additional activities of the North American market, David Taylor will continue to manage the worldwide aerospace business together with his team.

We wish him success for the future.

04.08.2015

Claus Better has left the ship.

On the 31st July 2015 Claus Better the long standing President of Aluminiumwerk Unna Inc, USA started his well earned retirement. Claus Better had been involved in various roles within Aluminimwerk Unna AG for many years. As Sales Manager for France and later Export Sales Manager during the 80’s and 90’s he was heavily involved in the increase in the export business during that period. From 2001 onwards Claus Better concentrated his activities on the North American market. Here he was directly involved in developing the local aerospace business and supported ALUnna in each stage of this important procedure.

We wish to thank Claus Better for his years of work for the company and his achievements. We wish him all the best for the new phase in his life and more than all Good Health.

31.03.2015

Goodbye

Our long serving CEO, Mr Volker A. Findeisen has announced his decision to resign from his position on the executive board at the company.

His resignation has reluctantly been accepted with the full understanding of the non-executive board of directors of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG.

The non-executive board of directors of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG would like to express their sincere thanks to Mr. Findeisen for the invaluable contribution he has made in more than ten years working for and on behalf of the company and its shareholders.

Mr. Findeisen leaves the company on 31st March 2015.

With effect from 19th March 2015, Mr. Thomas Wiese resigned from the non-executive board of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG. Mrs. Irene Wiese has been appointed as the new chairperson of the non-executive board of directors on March, 19th 2015.

The vacant seat on the non-executive board of directors will be elected during the next general assembly of all shareholders in summer 2015.

On March, 19th 2015 the non-executive board of directors appointed Mr. Thomas Wiese as a new executive board member of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG.

09.03.2015

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG awarded "preferred supplier"

At a recent Supplier Day held by our customer Bosch Rexroth AG, we were honoured to be presented with their "preferred supplier" award. The certificate was presented to us in recognition of our achievements in recent years and in particular, in recognition of the past year and the special challenges it held for both companies. We were very proud to accept the award. For us, it is not only an important validation of our business philosophy but also as an incentive to us to continuously improve and strengthen our longstanding partnership with Bosch Rexroth. We are very grateful for the trust placed in us by Bosch Rexroth.

19.01.2015

Konnichiwa!

The Aluminiumwerk Unna AG welcomes a new member of its sales organization. With immediate effect the company Fusoh Aviation Co., Ltd. (http://www.fusoh-aviation.co.jp) based in Japan’s capital Tokyo will support the sales activities in Japan of tubes for Aerospace applications. Due to the positive development of projects within the Japanese aeronautic sector, the demand for our tubes continues to rise. With a local partner, the Aluminiumwerk Unna AG can offer customers and prospective customers an even better service. Fusoh Aviation Co., Ltd. has many years of experience in the import of highly specified products and materials to Japan. The specific knowledge of the Japanese market offers us the opportunity to win more customers for our products.

12.12.2014

Change in UK Sales Representation

With the normal retirement age conclusion to our representation contract with Peter Gulliver (Galup Ltd) on the 31st December 2014, we are advising you of a change to our UK sales representation.

Peter has worked with Aluminiumwerk Unna AG for the past 26 years and been a valued member of our sales team. He started in the Aluteam sales organization representing the Aluteam group in the UK. Later, under the umbrella of the AMAG-Aluteam organisation, Peter was working specifically for our success in the UK market. Since the employee-buy-out in year 2000 he has supported this change with his marketing activities and has, over the years, supported the development of our products towards Aerospace applications. We would like to express our thanks to Peter for his dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm in all his achievements in the UK market and wish him well for the future.

As of 1st January 2015, Mr Steve Rowbottom (PinnacAl Aluminium Ltd) will provide our new representation in the UK Market. Steve has been part of the ALUnna sales organisation for the past 12 years and has over 30 years experience in the aluminium tube business.

Steve's contact details are as follows:

Steve Rowbottom

PinnacAl Aluminium Ltd

East Moons House

Oxleasow Road

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 0RE

Tel: 01527 830424

Fax: 01527 830425

Mob: 07734 526845

Email: sales@pinnacal.co.uk

Steve is looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the coming weeks and months.

Your inside sales contacts within Aluminiumwerk Unna AG remain the same.

17.09.2014

Centenary celebrations of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG

Over the weekend of 12-13th September 2014, Aluminiumwerk Unna AG celebrated its 100th anniversary together with around 1,500 guests. The celebrations took place in the newly refurbished inspection and packing halls (H1.1 and H1.2) at the company. On Friday, 250 guests including customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the company were invited to attend. A table used to display the many wonderful and creative gifts brought by the guests was overloaded and visibly strained under the weight.

Welcome speeches were made by the mayor of Unna, Werner Kolter, the CEO of the German Aluminium Association Christian Wellner, Wolfgang Milcke, who today is CEO of Unnapur, a neighbouring business of AWU. Speeches were also made by delegates from both of the major shareholders of the company, Michael Lux, representative of the Aluminiumwerk Unna e.V. and Thomas Wiese CEO of the Aluminiumwerk Unna Beteiligungs GmbH.

The days many highlights included detailed plant tours and the premiere of the movie “100 years of Aluwerk – A company with soul” in which the employees of our company described from their point of view, what makes it so special to work for Aluminiumwerk. A number of sapling trees were presented by guests for planting in our small green zone and fundraising contributions from the board were made.

The events of Friday were a prelude to Saturday’s events, considered to be the most important day of the celebrations. 1150 guests principally made up of employee’s families and friends were invited to the company. For the children, a number of activities were offered such as creating Pizza, eating Ice-cream and many games and of course, the plant tour to the working places of the parents. For the adults and children, a huge buffet had been prepared and for the thirsty ones, beverages for the adults and soft drinks for the children were available. The weather conditions were excellent and the superbly organized party was enjoyed by all.

Following the customary welcome speeches made by Michael Lux and Thomas Wiese, which were well received, a special showing of the movie “100 years of Aluwerk – A company with soul” was made to the guests.

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG would like to thank all guests for attending and for making these two extraordinary days of celebration something very special and memorable.

Volker Findeisen

16.09.2014

Oliver Kaczmarek visit to Aluminiumwerk Unna AG

On 17th September 2014, MdB (Member of the German Federal Assembly) Herr Oliver Kaczmarek spent two hours of his valuable time visiting local industrial companies in his constituency. At a meeting attended by employees and colleagues from Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, Herr Kaczmarek discussed the ongoing political debate taking place in central government in Berlin concerning the legislation for the Renewable Energy Law (EEG). The issues are centered on how best to achieve a balance of interests between all parties. Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, with 1.3 million Euros net EEG tax and environmental tax (current tax) in 2013 are major payers of this tax. At the meeting, participants calledupon the MP not to lose sight of the taxation burden facing medium-sized industry. With the analogy of the cow being milked vigorously by all local authorities, it is vital to have reliable resources.

In addition to thecentral themes of education, transport infrastructure and bureaucracy, a key risk for the company is that the ever increasing demands placed on the Company from the likes of cold progression (tax bracket creep), social insurance with the automatic increase in the income thresholds and higher property taxes and, in particular, the EEG tax could lead ever further away from a profit to a substance taxation of companies. In terms of global competition, the points are now real disadvantages for German based industry.

Mr.Kaczmarek left the company with plenty to think about. Aluminiumwerk Unna AG would like to extent our thanks to Herr Kaczmarek for his visit.

10.06.2014

Biennial "Aluminium 2014" in Dusseldorf

Our preparations for the Aluminum Trade Fair 2014, in Dusseldorf, are in full swing. Aluminumwerk Unna AG has its stand in Hall 9 E01.

We look forward to welcoming both guests and interested parties at our booth. Please contact us if you need tickets with your contact details. We would also be happy to arrange an appointment so that you can plan a perfect visit.

03.06.2014

10th AOK Unna company run

This year, more than 100 Aluminiumwerk Unna AG employees participated in the annual AOK company run. This was the largest team taking part. In spite of a raging thunderstorm half an hour before the start, the race started on time and dry, sparing the runners at least water "from above".

Some of the Unna team runners used the run as preparation for a special athletics Running Badge qualification which they successfully gained three days later. Congratulations on that!

Running together was fun for all and of course the party afterwards too.

The photo shows the Finish for the ALUnna “ blue wall”

30.05.2014

Information for our French Customers

With effect from 26th May 2014 Mr Thierry Dourlies will no longer act as a representative for ALUnna. Mr. Dourlies worked for and on behalf of ALUnna as our French speaking Sales representative in the field for a long period of time. He started as an employee of ALUnna on 1st January 1995 and in the spring of 1999 he became our field Sales representative for France.

He was instrumental in the development of our sales organization for France. Over the past decade, Mr. Dourlies has made a significant contribution in the development of our product portfolio and in the successful growth of high added value seamless drawn tubes sales.

We would like to thank Thierry for his commitment and dedication to our company over the past 20 years and we wish him well and every success in the future.

In the short term, ALUnna will continue to support all French speaking customers and their interests directly via our in-house Sales team. A new Sales structure will be announced in the near future.

The well-known in-house Sales contacts are ready and able to answer any questions and deal with all enquiries.

12.05.2014

Presse Release

Financial year results, 2013

During its regular meeting held on 29.04.2014, the Aluminiumwerk Unna AG Supervisory Board has formally made its financial statement for the 2013 accounts.

Sales declined in the reporting period by 18% to 64.937 million Euros. The main reason was due to the weak state of consumer markets which were in the finale of the EURO crisis.

Net profit fell in the same period by 42.6 % to 3.681 million Euros. In addition to the weak state of the consumer markets this decline was primarily due to additional expenses from the EEG allocation as well as increased property tax.

Investments amounted to 3.766 million Euros, a value of more than one million Euros above the depreciations for the year.

The modernisation and expansion of the plant continues unwaveringly.

The start to 2014 is comparatively subdued. During 2014 the company anticipates a significant recovery in demand. Particularly the re-occurring increase of the EEG renewable energy levy, to subsidise photovoltaic, will complicate the economics.

The Company Annual General Meeting will be held on June 24, 2014 at 11:00 o’clock in the Hotel Katharinen Hof conference rooms, Bahnhofstrasse 49, 59425 Unna.

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG

Volker Findeisen

20.03.2014

2014 Celebrating 100 years of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG

As already announced in January, here are further details regarding the 100th anniversary of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG.

The arrangements for the 100-year-birthday party are now finalised. On Friday, 12th of September we will celebrate the anniversary together with our customers, suppliers and other invited guests at our factory.

On Saturday, 13th of September a party for our employees and their families will take place.

Our guests will receive their personal invitation including an official program of events by the end of May.

31.01.2014

Climate Protection Banner waves over the Aluminiumwerk

On January 31st, 2014 the Aluminiumwerk Unna AG has been awarded the Climate Protection Banner from the Kreis Unna. Aluminiumwerk’s outstanding contribution in the reduction of green house gas emissions in Kreis Unna has been officially honoured. Due to the implementation of a certified Enviromental management system as well as a certified Energy management system, Aluminiumwerk Unna AG demonstrated concrete reductions in energy consumption and were able to document their contribution towards reducing green house gas emissions for the public.

One successful project was the modernisation of the compressed air system. Through dedicated plans the energy consumption was reduced from 2.2 m kWh to 0.7 m kWh. Furthermore significant energy savings were achieved through the restoration of the Conform building roof, particularly with efficient heating and lighting systems. The long term goal remains to achieve an energy consumption reduction of 20 % by 2016. By accomplishing the aforementioned and other projects, interim goals were already attained during the second project year.

Hissing the climate protection banner (from left to right): Mr Porzybot (Deputy Mayor of Unna), Mr Schäpermeier (Managing Director of Unna Municipal Utilities), Mr Brettschneider (Head of Purchasing, Aluminiumwerk Unna AG), Mr Holzbeck (Head of Environmental Agency of Kreis Unna)

15.01.2014

2014 Celebrating 100 years of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG

The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of our company. In addition to the announcements on our calendar and in our correspondence, there are a number of activities planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary. In the summer time, a short book documenting the history of the first 100 years of the company will be published. The highlight of the celebrations will be a 100 year birthday party to take place in September. Further information regarding the anniversary and planned events will follow.

07.11.2013

Health Day

As part of health care provision Aluminiumwerk Unna AG, in co-operation with Unna’s SalveoMed Gmbh, invited all employees who were interested to participate in a Health Day. Each of these employees was able to participate in a health screening between 11:00 and 23:00 on Wed. 6th November.

The importance placed upon health by our employees was reflected by over 130 participating.

Through this health screening, Aluminiumwerk Unna AG with SalveoMed GmbH enable the employees to have an early warning concerning health risks and minimize these through preventative action.

The health data collected will be evaluated anonymously and will be the basis for further action in the context of health promotion for the Aluminumwerk Unna AG employees through SalveoMed GmbH.

Thus, Aluminumwerk Unna AG is among the innovative companies who, in the age of burnout and demographic change, address their social and socio-political responsibility, towards the company itself and the employees.

Aluminiumwerk Unna AG is setting a good example by implementing and integrating into the corporate culture a comprehensive workplace health management and raising health awareness in accordance to the Luxemburg Declaration and the WHO “ Health for all..”

18.09.2013

German Stockholders Association (Wirtschaftsverband Grosshandel Metallhalbzeug e.V. or WGM) Aluminium Workshop 2013.

On September 16 and 17, 2013 the WGM organized the annual Aluminium products workshop with the cooperation of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG. The workshop took place over two days. The first day included a number of interactive presentations focusing on the wide range of products produced and the processes involved in their production. The second day included an extended plant tour of the facilities at AWU. In total there were 40 participants from the associated companies who showed great interest in the processes and product capabilities of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG. The two days provided an excellent opportunity for discussion and exchanges of information between all of the participants. We hope that the two days proved to be very useful and interesting to all of those who attended the event and we would like to thank the members of the WGM for their interest in our company. The picture shows the participants starting their plant tour.

13.09.2013

First Certification for our Environmental and Energy management systems

During the period between the 10.9.2013 to the 12.9.2013 the evaluation through TUEV North of our Environmental Management (DIN EN ISO 14001) as well as the Energy Management (DIN EN ISO 50001) occurred. The successful conclusion and connected first Certification created a further expansion and integration of our Company Management System. Three intensive audit days, during which each area of the company was put under the spotlight, were had and resulted in the audit-team making a clear recommendation during the debriefing for awarding the Certificate. Never the less we have registered a rash of suggestions where we can better ourselves before the next audit. Our thanks go to all participants for the open and focused discussions. Currently in audit fever, the week after next is a four day audit, through two DQS auditors, for the recertification of our DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN 9100 Management System.

The photo shows the whole Team at the debriefing together with the TUEV North auditors and Mr. Niemann, our external consultant from AVA.