Aluminum is a superior solution for lightweighting vehicles

As a leading global supplier to the automotive industry, Aleris Duffel provides automakers with light-weight solutions for a sustainable approach to the design and manufacture of cars. As stringent fuel efficiency standards drive automakers across the globe toward lighter materials, aluminum is a terrific solution for reducing vehicle weight and meeting fuel emissions standards.

Products & Capabilities

Aleris has been an important supplier of aluminum to premium car manufacturers in Europe as they have embraced greater aluminum use as a means to “lightweight” vehicles and meet increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency standards. In 2002, our facility in Duffel, Belgium opened its first continuous annealing line to provide automotive body sheet to the automotive industry.  The expertise we developed producing inner and outer body panels resulted in a monumental investment in automotive capability. In 2013, the company strengthened its position with the opening of a fully dedicated automotive facility at its Duffel, Belgium site. With a new wide cold mill and a continuous annealing line, Aleris is equipped to produce the widest aluminum sheet available in the industry. The wider material provides automotive manufacturers with greater efficiency and flexibility as they expand aluminum applications to include hoods, roofs, door panels, side panels and trunks.

Our innovation centers in Aachen, Germany, and Duffel, Belgium use advanced research and modeling techniques to support automotive customers’ internal R&D and process improvement efforts to help them meet their design, development and manufacturing objectives.


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Aleris Duffel’s automotive manufacturing expertise resides in Duffel, Belgium, where its dedicated automotive facility produces the widest aluminum sheet currently available in the industry.


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