2014-03-03 | An energy-efficient aluminium and glass façade for an award-winning surgical department at the University Hospital in Ulm, South Germany, has been created with curtain walling and window solutions from Wicona.
2014-03-01 | Sapa Building Systems has undertaken a process of evaluating possible restructuring measures of its HatiCon activities to improve profitability and adjust to the current solar market situation in Europe.
2014-02-21 | Sapa has completed the divestment of its multi-port extrusion business in Harderwijk, Netherlands, to Standard Investment.
2014-02-21 | Aluminium demand in the United States increased again in 2013 – and has grown 30 percent since 2009, reports the U.S. Aluminum Association. Led by the automotive and building sectors, the market wants more extruded aluminium products and solutions.
2014-02-13 | After careful considerations, Sapa’s Precision Tubing business area has today started consultations with employees in Hannover, Germany, regarding a potential closure of its operations there.
2014-02-10 | The European aluminium market continues to face rising costs for raw materials and services. This is affecting Sapa’s cost position considerably, and as a result, the company is raising its prices for general extruded products in Europe.
2014-02-10 | Lars Hauk Ringvold is leaving the role as business area president for Sapa Building Systems (SBS) to seek new opportunities outside the Sapa group.
2014-01-29 | Sapa has added its popular Design Manual in Apple’s app store as a new channel to reach customers, architects, designers, engineers and students who are eager to learn more about aluminium and aluminium profiles.
2014-01-22 | The aluminium systems brands Sapa Building System and Wicona captured considerable visitor interest at Polyclose 2014 in Ghent, Belgium.
2014-01-21 | Sapa Profiles Nord/Ouest in France has announced a restructuring plan to enhance organizational efficiency and secure competitive strength in the long term.
2014-01-10 | Sapa has today informed employees and union representatives of its intention to close its vertical anodizing line in Harderwijk, in the Netherlands.
2014-01-09 | The first building in the world to be renovated into an energy-positive structure, the Oslo-based Kjørbo office building, has just received BREEAM NOR certification and can now call itself the most environmentally friendly as well.
2014-01-09 | Sapa’s aluminium extrusion joint venture in Vietnam is giving back to the community, in part by donating a Tibetan pagoda, which is supported with aluminium profiles.
2014-01-08 | Extreme winter conditions in the United States have affected the operations at several of Sapa's aluminium extrusion plants.
Clever design and modern materials mean Norway’s first energy positive buildings will produce more power than they consume.
Jeffrey Insalaco, chief engineer for extruded products in Sapa, has 13 patent certificates.
Spirotech Heat Exchangers, Altrad-Mostostal Spółka and Fionia Lighting welcome the new Sapa.
A shimmering metallic building in the shape of a giant whirlpool stands beside the sea, giving visitors a taste of what awaits them inside. This is Denmark’s new national aquarium, the Blue Planet, inspired by the shape of water in endless motion.
The newly formed Sapa is the world’s largest supplier of aluminium solutions. Now the company also has its sights set on becoming the world’s best. We are the biggest aluminium solutions supplier, says Svein Tore Holsether, president and CEO of Sapa.
We are the biggest aluminium solutions supplier,
In 2013, Desmond Chan, president of Wedge Clamp Systems, attended Sapa Profile Academy in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Sapa’s Profile Academy teaches customers how to design cost-effective, functional and clever solutions.
Bringing together two market leaders in the extrusion business means the new Sapa can serve customers across the planet.
Sapa Chalco Aluminium Products celebrated its formal opening in November.
Umbrosa NV is a Belgian high-end manufacturer of designer sun screens, or “shade creations,” made with aluminium. The company distributes its products to more than 40 countries.
A man in America started collecting aluminium cans 30 years ago to help fund his two grandsons’ college tuition fees.
Japanese schoolchildren between the ages of 10 and 14 have painted their ideas of how they think aluminium will be used in the future.
Sapa has conducted its first Friction Stir Welding (FSW) trial on production equipment using the bobbin FSW tool.
Held last year on October 2-4, WAF is the world’s largest architectural event. Awards were presented to projects across 30 categories, including offices, places of religion, family homes, schools and shopping centers. Both completed and future architecture projects were recognized.
Regardless of who wins the World Cup soccer championship at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro next year, Sapa is already satisfied with one result: The refurbished stadium contains more than 50 metric tons of its extruded aluminium solutions.
Consumption of extruded aluminium in Brazil is running some 7.5 percent ahead of last year’s pace, thanks in part to construction for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The Brazilian Aluminium Association (ABAL) expects consumption for 2013 to total 366,000 metric tons.
Sapa’s unigrain profiles target a common form of waste.
The automotive sector will become the aluminium industry’s major market in the years ahead, according to Christian Wellner, executive director of the German Aluminium Industry Association. Shapes asked him where the greatest opportunities and challenges lay.
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