Hydro’s Mexican aluminium plant certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Hydro’s Mexican aluminium plant certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Hydro Precision Tubing Reynosa in Mexico has become Hydro’s first aluminium extrusion plant in North America to be certified according to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standard. ASI aims to incorporate sustainability and human rights principles in supply chains. The certification covers the plant’s extrusion operations and fabrication activities, and recognizes the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. The plant has expanded since it opened in 2006 and mainly delivers aluminum heat exchange solutions to automotive and HVACR customers.

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 5-Apr-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro’s latest ASI certified site is located in Reynosa, on the southern bank of the Rio Grande River, and employs around 320 people. The plant has enjoyed several expansion projects since opening in 2006, and delivers aluminium heat exchange solutions mainly to customers in the automotive and HVACR industries.

“The process leading to this achievement reflects a very strong collaboration between our local organization as well as the support from Hydro Extrusions. Besides improving the stewardship of our value chain, we expect a value that will benefit our customers,” says Jeffrey L. Insalaco, Vice President responsible for Hydro’s aluminium tubing business in North America.

The ASI Performance Standard recognizes the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certification in Reynosa covers the plant’s extrusion operations as well as its fabrication activities.

The plant’s product range includes extruded aluminium shapes, high voltage aluminium cables and precision drawn tubes. These products are used in HVACR systems and other heating/cooling solutions.

Hydro Extrusions is the largest business area in Hydro, delivering tailored aluminium components and solutions to all industries, from automotive and mass transportation to building and construction, electronics, offshore and maritime. The business area serves more than 30,000 customers globally.

About Hydro Extrusions

Part of the Norway based Hydro group, Hydro Extrusions is a world leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 21,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.

About ASI

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multistakeholder, not for profit standards setting and certification organization. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium following an entire value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017, and after a three year revision process, published new versions of the Standards in May 2022.

Media Contact:

Asle Forsbak

Director Communication, Hydro Extrusions

+47 926 01 446
SOURCE: Norsk Hydro ASA


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