HAI operates two of the most modern and flexible foundries in the whole of Europe. In Ranshofen (Austria) and Santana (Romania), 180,000 tonnes of wrought and cast alloys are produced per year – in the form of cast round billets and rolling slabs, or as two-piece ingots. The latest technology is employed: From the two-chamber melting furnace, through the hearth furnace with electromagnetic stirrer, right up to the tiltable rotary furnace. Consistently applied processes such as “Wagstaff AirSlip” guarantee the highest surface quality and optimum extrudability.
Supply reliability and quality assurance go hand-in-hand at HAI: This not only includes foundry processes but also the recycling of aluminium scrap, the inspection and preparation of the scrap, through to the melting, casting and homogenisation, including the 100% ultrasonic inspection.
HAI certified to ASI Performance Standard
Aluminium expert Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) has achieved the Performance Standard certification in the CASTING division of the Aluminium Steward Initiative (ASI) in Ranshofen.
The official certification according to the ASI standard, one of the highest industry standards with regard to sustainability and responsible action in the aluminium industry, testifies to the strict focus at Hammerer Aluminium Industries on sustainability all along the aluminium value chain.
„In view of our high motivation to continuously improve our business processes and make them sustainable, we are very proud to be accepted into the ASI community. We focus intentionally on the continuous development of sustainable production processes. In doing so, we are complying with our commitments to ethical and social aspects as well as to the environment,“ stressed CEO Rob van Gils at the official certification of CASTING in Ranshofen.
Efficient, consistent recycling as the key
The basis for the successful certification, according to ASI Performance Standard, has been laid by HAI with the consistent use of recycled aluminium. The use of recycled aluminium scrap enables the company to make a significant contribution to a sustainable aluminium value chain. The ASI certificate is proof of HAI’s high commitment to sustainable production.
This claim is underlined by Managing Director Markus Schober: „It is important for us to ensure that aluminium scrap from all product segments is recycled efficiently in order to increase recycling rates and thus make a contribution to climate neutrality and recycling management.”
Certification by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH
TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH, as an independent auditor, subjected the CASTING division of Hammerer Aluminium Industries in Ranshofen to the audit. 59 criteria within the three pillars of sustainability
• Corporate management
• Social issues
had to be complied with by HAI in the course of the certification process according to ASI Performance Standard. The successful certification process makes aluminium expert HAI extremely proud, as the company is deeply convinced of the importance of sustainability in the aluminium value chain.
Project plant optimization aluminium foundry
We are optimizing our plant (stirrer melting furnace 13 and burner system casting furnace 12) in order to ensure the minimization of actual energy demand and as a contribution to environmental protection. In total 669,13 tons of CO2 shall be saved per year by this measure.
This project will be realized with financial assistance from the European Fund for Rural Development (EFRE). Get more detailed information about IWB/EFRE by following this link www.efre.gv.at