UK competitiveness in the aluminium sector is key to growth, investment, employment, development and the UK strategic industrial value chain. High energy prices as well as climate and environment regulations have a negative impact on the aluminium industry. A global level playing field in energy is required to ensure future competitiveness and continued investment in the UK aluminium sector.
The UK aluminium strategic value supply chain must be a driven collaboration between government and the UK aluminium industrial sector, building connectivity with a trusted UK based supply network, up and down the value chain.
This structured approach will support OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies who need to fill the gaps in their supply chains or to support the creation of new ones. Such a facility will support the high value and technical requirements of the industrial sector, including aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, energy and medical, from conceptual design to complete process and product delivery systems, into business.