Members' News

4
Oct

Sapa launches new Profile Academy for designers and architects

Sapa, the world’s largest aluminium extrusion company, with widespread operations in the UK, has launched a new one-day workshop aimed at designers and architects. The company produces aluminium extrusions, also known as aluminium profiles, for virtually every industry, including a wide range of solutions for the automotive industry, architectural products, furnishings, and consumer goods.

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21
Sep

Senior shines new light on Edinburgh’s buried treasures

Confined to darkness for decades, the once abandoned Waverley Arches in Edinburgh have been given a new lease of life – and copious amounts of daylight - thanks to an ambitious restoration programme and new glazing package from Senior Architectural Systems.  Developed and delivered as a design and build scheme by Union Projects, the C-listed railway arches which date back to 1878

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2
Sep

ALCOA celebrates Brazil win

Alcoa has announced a long-term contract with Brazilian company Embraer – the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats – valued at approximately $470 million. Alcoa will supply aluminium sheet and plate for Embraer’s new E2s, a narrow-body medium-range jet airliner that is scheduled to enter service in 2018. Embraer chose Alcoa’s proprietary alloys for the

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26
Aug

Fastest ever Elise launched

To mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s famous Hethel home, Lotus has revealed the latest addition to its collection: the exclusive Elise 250 Special Edition. The new Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition offers an outstanding combination of performance and panache, with a supercharged 243 hp engine, a 0-60mph time of 3.9 seconds, and a unique, hand-finished interior. Tipping the scales

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10
Aug

Fleetwood Max

A winning team of products from Senior Architectural Systems, including the new thermally efficient PURe aluminium window system and  SF52 aluminium curtain walling, has been installeas  part of the ambitious redevelopment of the training ground at Fleetwood Town FC in Lancashire. The club’s new training complex at Poolfoot Farm comprises new grass pitches and a pavilion style

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2
Aug

JLR - The Circular Economy car company

Britain’s largest automotive manufacturer, ALFED member Jaguar Land Rover is now using up to 50% recycled aluminium in new cars as a result of REALCAR, a project that is bringing significant benefits to JLR and its suppliers. One of the partners in the REALCAR project, Innovate UK, has produced a set of four videos: REALCAR video 1: Manufacturing environmentally friendly cars REALCAR

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28
Jul

Fastest Elise unveiled

The latest race car from ALFED member Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company’s engineering expertise into one hardcore, track-orientated package. Eligible for many race series around the world, the Elise Race 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and an impressive 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm. At the core of the new car lies the company’s famous

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25
Jul

Fan-tastic extrusions from Sapa

Sapa Profiles UK recently collaborated with Star Events to create the structure for the one-of-a-kind Hyundai FanDome, home to the innovative Football Heaven screening event for Euro 2016 at Kings Cross, London.   The FanDome screened every game of the football championship and gave fans the opportunity to enjoy the games via a world-first reactive, 360-degree, audio-visual experience.

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