The recent year’s structural and organic growth has made Sapa the world’s largest aluminium extrusion company and the global leader within heat transfer solutions for the Automotive industry. In five years we have more than doubled our size and now have operations in 35 countries, more than 15,000 employees and market leading positions in both Europe and North America.
With our latest acquisition of Jiangyin Haihong Non-Ferrous Materials Co. Ltd. (“Haihong”) we have successfully established a footprint in Asia, as we now have extrusion and fabrication capabilities in India, Vietnam and China. In September we also announced that we have established a new R&D-centre in China (Sapa Technology Shanghai).
By utilizing the experience and technical knowledge in Sapa, new solutions will be brought to the Asian markets, benefiting both our local and global customers.
With our network of plants, our R&D capabilities and our local and global sales-organisations, Sapa is in a unique position the serve both local and global customers with value enhancing solutions. There are many examples of how we deliver value to our customers every day. In this issue of Shape Magazine you can among other stories read about our co-operation with the Truck & Trailer-suppliers in North America, where Sapa utilises our entire network of plants to serve these big national accounts.
I think Sapa is heading towards a very exciting future. We have unmatched capabilities globally to meet our customers’ needs and we have solid programs in place to utilise our size and capabilities even further.
I believe that Sapa is shaping the future!
Svein Tore Holsether,
President & CEO Sapa