Did you know?
Sapa has around 850 employees in Belgium, working across the country. Sapa has two extrusion plants, located in Raeren and Lichtervelde, and a remelting facility in Ghlin. Sapa’s Building Systems and Precision Tubing business areas are also present in Belgium.
We believe our strengths in Belgium are:
“Our major strength in Belgium is that we can deliver very big, very wide, very light and very thin profiles made from recycled aluminium,” says Cedric Duszak (pictured), who is plant manager of Sapa’s remelt facility in Ghlin.
Projects we are proud of:
One such project is the delivery of pre-bent busbars, delivered to an electricity transfer station in Kinrooi, Belgium. A busbar is an extruded round tube in aluminium alloy made to ensure high conductivity. The busbars were made of recycled aluminium at the Ghlin casthouse, and in big diameters (250mm) from the press in Lichtervelde. They were delivered pre-bent and ready for use at the station.
Aluminium busbars have become a popular alternative to copper, mainly due to competitive pricing and conductivity performance compared to the red metal. In this way, Sapa can say it is helping to power Belgium.
Another fine project is The Reference Book, a publication produced by the aluminium systems brand Sapa Building System. Already in its third edition, the book displays the brand’s most spectacular and stunning projects, and offers a strong selection of worldwide projects. All Sapa Building System’s entities have contributed to this reference book, making it a complete and impressive portfolio.
Facts about Belgium:
Highest point: Botrange 694 m
Population: 10.4 million
Languages: Dutch, French and German
GDP: USD 528 billion
Cost of a Big Mac: USD 4.26 (Euro-zone average)