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Sapa Profiles, Harderwijk

Sapa Profiles, Harderwijk

The opening of the aluminium factory in Harderwijk in 1960 was a full success for former Mayor Gary Numan.

For many years he devoted himself for the settlement of major industries, such as the American aluminium company Reynolds, in order to compensate the reduced fishing sector after the Zuiderzee was closed. Reynolds settled in the “Industrieweg” and became one of the largest employers of Harderwijk.

1960

  • Creation of Reynolds Harderwijk
  • First extrusion press of 1000 MT.

1968

Second extrusion press  (Press 2 – 1600 MT)

1969

Third extrusion press (Press 3 – 1600 MT)

1970

  • Horizontal Anodizing Line (closed at the beginning of 2000)
  • Extrusion Press 4 (2500MT)

1973

  • Powder Coating Facility (closed at the beginning of 2000
  • Facilities for the production of bumpers
  • Installation of press 5 (2000 MT) (last extrusion in 2010)

1984

Thermal Break (is now part of Alcoa architectural systems)

1990

Installation of press 6 (3500 MT)

1994

Installation of a vertical anodizing line

2000

Takeover by Alcoa

2007

Joint Venture between Alcoa and Sapa, with name change into Sapa

2010

Installaton of press 12 (5500 MT) 

2013 

Norsk Hydro and Orkla sign the 50/50 Joint Venture between Hydro and Sapa. 1/09/2013 foundation of the Joint-Venture company Sapa.

2014

  • Closing of the anodizing activities
  • Focus on the production of big, wide and long profiles with a 12'' container and a machine park for sawing and mechanical processing.