– Logistics center of 11,000 tons storage capacity constructed in Ranshofen in just eight months
– EUR 220 million “AMAG 2014” investment project is thus fully on schedule
– AMAG’s investment program is one of the biggest projects in the
European aluminium industry, creating 200 new jobs over the medium term
Ranshofen, 8-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The investment program of AMAG Austria Metall AG – „AMAG 2014“ – proceeds entirely according to plan. The first part of the large-scale investment, a new logistics center at the Ranshofen location, has just been finished. As Gerhard Falch, CEO of AMAG, explains: “The efficient infrastructure we have at this location is expanded by means of the new building which has a storage capacity of 11,000 tons. From this point, we supply high-grade aluminium sheet and plate to destinations all over the world. With the construction of the new logistics center we not only increase the quality of service for our customers but also emphasize the strategic importance of the Ranshofen location, which we have quite deliberately selected for the
expansion project. Here we have our competent employees to rely on who identify themselves with the location and the company.”
“Thanks to the optimum planning and preparation of the construction work and the vigorous input provided by our workforce as well as by regional suppliers and service providers the project was implemented within a very short period of time”, says Falch and goes on to state: “By establishing the logistics center we took another important step forward to increase production capacities.”
AMAG 2014: One of the biggest projects in the aluminium industry
Providing for a total in the amount of EUR 220 million to be invested into plant
expansion over the next few years, the entire program represents one of the major projects in the European aluminium industry. Most of the funds to be invested will flow into the construction of a new hot rolling mill or will be spent on the expansion of the rolling slab casthouse and on a new plate production center.
The new facilities increase AMAG’s production capacity in the rolling mill from a current 150,000 tons to 225,000 tons and expand the range of products to include greater widths and thicknesses. The expansion will create approximately 200 new jobs over the medium term, thus providing a huge development boost for the regional economy and job market.
Basic information about the finished products store:
Dimensions: 199 x 56 m
Storage area: 9000 square meters
About AMAG Group
AMAG is a leading Austrian premium supplier of high-quality aluminium cast and flat rolled products for various different industries such as the aircraft, automotive, sports equipment, lighting, mechanical engineering, construction and packaging industries. The Canadian smelter Alouette, in which AMAG holds a 20% interest, produces high-quality primary aluminium while safeguarding an exemplary eco-balance. With 1,422 employees, the company achieved sales
of EUR 813 million and EBITDA of EUR 150 million in the 2011 fiscal year.
Head of Strategy, Communication, Marketing
AMAG Austria Metall AG
5282 Ranshofen, Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 7722-801-2205