In action across the Globe
Sapa’s three core business areas share a common foundation. This involves operations in and developing, manufacturing and marketing solutions based on the light-weight material aluminium. Sapa has operations in 33 countries world wide.
Sapa’s business concept is based on close cooperation with the customers, who are primarily located in Europe, North America and Asia. The largest customer segments are the construction, transport, domestic, office, and engineering sectors.
Sapa Group is organised into three business areas who form the core of our business:
Aluminium has a number of characteristics of value to a broad range of customer groups. Central among these are low weight combined with high strength and resistance to corrosion. The fact that aluminium can be recycled with very limited impact on the environment and consuming little energy means that the metal contributes to a sustainable development. As a subcontractor, Sapa provides various markets with building systems, components and products of aluminium profiles with a high degree of value-added fabrication, often developed in close collaboration with customers and always adapted to the customer’s needs.
Sapa provides variuos markets with building systems, components and products of aluminium profiles with a high degree of value-added fabrication, often developed in close collaboration with customers and always adapted to the customer's needs.
64 production unit's worldwide
Sapa has doubled in size over the last five years. Today Sapa is the biggest aluminium extrusions company in the world, with 64 sites worldwide, production in 19 countries and turnover of SEK 34,1 billion (in 2012). More than half of the employees have joined Sapa through acquisitions. These include Alcoa Soft Alloy Extrusions, HatiCon, Indalex, Thule, Vijalco, Arch Extrusions, Alufit and Haihong, plus the joint venture with Chalco in China.
Combining global and local resources
Several support functions work across the business areas or regions. Sapa has a centralized R&D function, Sapa Technology, a global application development unit which, combined with the extensive development conducted within each company, forms the research and development backbone at Sapa. Together with the Key Account Management team, the sales and marketing teams in each region play a central role in strategic accounts and development within the Towards Solutions commercial strategic initiative. The World Class Operations initiative is driven by regionalized functions, whereas the strategic sourcing initiative is headed by a group function reporting to the VP sStrategy of the Sapa Group.