• BEIS officials, Ryan, Briony & Robyn

  • Colin Davies, Arconic Manufacturing

  • Arconic, melting furniss

  • Arconic, rolling mill

  • Angus Mackie, Vertik-Al

  • Vertik-Al, BEIS & ALFED

  • Steve Nash, Hyrdo

  • Hyrdo, extrusion table

  • ALFED & BEIS officials

ALFED accompany BEIS on a two-day educational tour visiting ALFED members across the UK 

CEO Tom, Technical Manager Jan & Communications Executive Melissa organised several ALFED member plant visits over two days with officials from BEIS to give them an insight into the processing of aluminium. BEIS officials Ryan McLaughlin Deputy Director Rules of Origin and Tariffs, Robyn Street Metals Lead and Briony Thompson Public Advisor visited a total of six plants across the UK.

We thank all the ALFED members involved for hosting fantastic plant visits and also for their time and effort in ensuring we understood the different processes of how aluminium is produced.

Arconic Manufacturing, Colin Davies – Casting and manufacturing of high end aerospace production.

Vertik-Al, Angus Mackie – Powder coating operations & Fenestration markets.

Hydro Cheltenham, Steve Nash – Extrusion & Anodising.

Bridgnorth Aluminium, Tomasz Witkowski – High quality high surface finish in cold rolled sheet for lithographics markets.

Salop Engineering, David Harris – Laser cutting, welding, assembly & insight into the new expansion plans in “hot form quenching”.

European Metal Recycling – Insight into the UK’s end of life metal resources.

Once again, we thank all of our members involved!