ALVANCE is the newly formed international aluminium vertical, part of the GFG Alliance, which brings together assets across the aluminium supply chain – from raw materials through to finished components.
Taking advantage of the exponential growth in the use of aluminium in a host of consumer goods and industries – from packaging all the way to vehicles and transportation and other Engineered products – the Alliance is seeking to further integrate its ownership through the supply chain in the next few years to drive synergies and profitability.
With a total current capacity of 332,000 tonnes of primary aluminium produced per annum, ALVANCE owns and operates Europe’s largest Aluminium smelter situated in Dunkerque, France, as well as the only smelter in the United Kingdom – Alvance British Aluminium. Powered entirely by sustainable hydro energy, Alvance British Aluminium is also one of the greenest sites for primary production internationally.
ALVANCE’s downstream portfolio includes France’s only manufacturer of aluminium wheels – Alvance Wheels Chateauroux; and engine cast component producers Alvance Aluminium Technologies (Poitou) and Alvance Cast Products (Poitou).
As one of the most recyclable metals in use today, aluminium is increasingly being produced through the use of renewable energy and the introduction of new technologies and recycling methods. It was therefore a natural step for GFG Alliance’s Chairman Sanjeev Gupta to announce recently the extension of the CN30 initiative to the ALVANCE brand and aluminium production. The business sees this as a key opportunity to grow its interests but also expand profitability in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.