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Sapa's investment in remelt capacity

Sapa Profiles UK Ltd continues to invest in its plants throughout the UK, re-enforcing their commitment to UK manufacture and giving customers the confidence of a long term local supply partner.

The latest investment is in the remelt facilities at our Tibshelf, Derbyshire plant. The cost of this expansion is £5.4 million and will raise capacity from 17k tonnes to 35k tonnes, making Sapa UK 60% self sufficient for raw material billet supplies. The investment is aimed at providing first class consistent billet quality, thus ensuring the highest levels of profile quality to our customers. The ability to cast a full range of commercial alloys will also re-enforce our commitment to reduced lead times and flexibility of supply.

Environmental considerations are another part of the investment ethos, as recycling is the ‘cornerstone’ of aluminium’s sustainability. Recycling aluminium saves up to 95% of the energy required for primary aluminium production. All Sapa customers are invited to take part in the recycling program and we are more than happy to discuss the taking back of any scrap arising from customer processing.

This investment comes on the back of the £6million spent by Sapa over the last 2 years on a new extrusion press line at Tibshelf, a recently built ‘state of the art’ fabrication centre at Cheltenham, and the newly acquired Redditch Application Centre, where customers and designers have the opportunity to make their new products a reality utilising the latest CAD and 3D software tools.