ALFED Annual House of Lords lunch 2019

A fabulous time in France for the European Aluminium Recycling Congress, check out the photos Tom sent to us!

ALFED attended the FIT Show 2019

ALFED Technical Manager Jan Lukaszewski attended the FIT Show on 21st May along with many ALFED members. Check out the photos….

KidsOut Midlands Gala Dinner

KidsOut is a charity to put the fun and happiness back into childrens lives.  Each child that goes into a refuge or safe house receives a toy box, we organise days out, Drayton Manor are a big sponsor shutting their park down for 2 days a year to host thousands of children.

The event will take place on 5th September and consist of a champagne reception, quality three course dinner, charity auction and, and an interactive electronic Question of Sport quiz based on the popular television show. It is a perfect opportunity to entertain staff, clients, and network with other leading firms in attendance.

Now in its 14th year, the KidsOut Question of Sport Gala Dinner is one of the most established and prestigious events in the Midlands corporate calendar. All funds raised at this event go towards bringing fun and happiness into the lives of some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the Birmingham region.

If you are able to attend please complete the attached booking form and send it to or via our online booking system on or if you are too busy to do this let me know you are able to attend and I will get someone from KidsOut to contact you to book it.


SMMT Open Forum

Discounted tickets for ALFED members

Date: 4 June 2019

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

Location: Hall 20, Automechanika Birmingham, NEC

Register for the SMMT upcoming Open Forum and networking drinks. They have decided to extend the early bird discount pricing for their affiliate members and would like to extend an offer to ALFED members. Use the discount code below to get 25% discount on the price of tickets for anyone you feel would find this event valuable.

If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, feel free to nominate a colleague to take your place.

Vehicle electrification is our theme and we have a really strong line-up to deliver insight and inform on this exciting area.

There are presentations from McLaren, Bosch and the Faraday Institution, to name just three, panel discussions and a really good chance to network with others interested in seizing the opportunities that exist.

Special affiliate member price: £75

Quote discount code ‘earlybird25‘ when registering. Regular price £100 per ticket

VIP networking drinks exclusively for members and Open Forum attendees

Once again this year we’ll be providing a VIP networking drinks reception for the benefit of our members following Open Forum on the first day of Automechanika Birmingham, 4 June.

The drinks reception will take place at SMMT’s Members Lounge, a key feature and hub in the vehicle production area of the show, at 3pm, following Open Forum in the morning.

Register now for Open Forum and access to the Networking Drinks.

Speakers Announced to date:

Daniel Scaglione, Commercial Director, Mclaren Automotive

Antonio Balboa, Vice President Sales and Application for Powertrain, osch Mobility Solutions

Carol Burke, Managing Director, Unipart Manufacturing Group

Neil Morris, CEO, Faraday Institution

Chris Harris, CEO, YASA Limited

Simon Warburton, Engineering and Quality Director, Autocraft Solutions Group

Steve Collins, NMCL Automotive Programme Manager, SMMT

Advanced Engineering Show 2019 – 30 & 31 October

The UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals

New technologies, new contacts, new business:

Bringing together thousands of attendees from OEMs, tier 1 manufacturers, and supply chain partners, Advanced Engineering is the UK’s largest annual advanced engineering and manufacturing event.

With a two-day attendance of some 15,000 engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering promotes supply chain business and technology transfer across aerospace, automotive, medical technology, energy, and indeed any sector that involves high-value manufacturing, R & D and innovation.

The most recent edition of Advanced Engineering in 2018 enjoyed a 10% rise in OEM and tier 1 attendance compared to its previous outing, positioning it as the UK industry’s truly must-attend event. As a result, exhibitors have already been booking at a record rate for 2019, keener than ever to showcase their products and solutions for design, test, measurement, inspection, production, and manufacturing technology.

Find out more about the show:

More about ALFED members Exclusive deal



ETQG 2019 2020 Suspensions round 1 January 2020 list of items

The EU duty suspension regime exists to help EU manufacturers import components duty-free, provided they are not manufactured in the EU. This is to help UK/EU manufacturing better compete with finished products from cheap sources overseas. These duty suspension requests are made in twice-yearly “rounds” by the EU.

For this new round, there are three requests for aluminium products where the EU manufacturer has been unable to find an EU manufacturer of the component product and wishes to import it duty-free. The UK, like all other member states has been asked to confirm whether the products are available from EU manufacturers.

The three products are:

0401 7604 21 00 1720548/2019 Hollow profiles of aluminium alloys with a thickness of 0,5 mm or more, but not more than 0,7 mm and finish anodized of 10MY, for use in the manufacture of board frames of whiteboards, cork boards, easel boards, education boards and display cases (1) New PT






UK production ?
0402 7608 20 81 1699901/2019 Seamless aluminium alloyed extruded tubes with:

–    an outer diameter of 320 mm or more but not more than 400 mm, and

–    a wall thickness of 8 mm or more but not more than 10 mm

for use in the manufacture of high pressure vessels (1)

New PL Applicant UK production ?
0403 7608 20 89 1699974/2019 Seamless aluminium alloyed tubes after/with flow forming process with:

–    an outer diameter of 378 mm or more but not more than 385 mm, and

–    a wall thickness of 4 mm or more but not more than 7 mm

for use in the manufacture of high pressure vessels (1)

New PL Applicant UK production ?

If you are able to manufacture any of these products and wish to raise an opposition to this request, please can you email Grant Mosedlae, DIT Import Licensing at to discuss making an official opposition request.

Thank you.




Metal Theft Alert

A truck load of aluminium ingots was stolen from a haulier’s yard in Bilston at 1.00 am on Saturday 11 May. The ingots were produced at Hillside in South Africa, and we believe are clearly marked as such.

The Police have been notified.

We are advising all our members, especially members with foundries, as we obviously want to make metal theft as difficult as possible in our industry.

Thank you.

‘Aluminium News’ Magazine!

For the first time ever ALFED have launched a brand new quarterly magazine Aluminium News!! Check our the details, we’re super excited!

New ALFED member EMR

Meet our new ALFED member! WELCOME EMR!