Slatina Romania based aluminium maker ALRO announced that its subsidiary in charge with the extrusion business Vimetco Extrusion has completed the installation of a new 7 inches press extrusion line, following an investment of approximately EUR 10 million since the start of this project in March 2021. Vimetco Extrusion has just successfully tested the new equipment by extruding the first billets on this line. This new automatic extrusion line for aluminium profiles is the third one for Vimetco Extrusion. The new press sustains Vimetco Extrusion strategy to increase its production capacity for high value-added aluminium products, thus delivering to its customers an extensive portfolio of customized solutionsThe extrusion line is highly efficient in terms of production capabilities and reduced energy consumption. Thus, the entire process is automated, being able to extrude profiles up to a length of 60 meters, with a speed of 50 meters per /minute, while having the lowest guaranteed gas consumption on the market and being equipped with an efficient energy-saving system, as well as with independently operated water and air-cooling zones designed to efficiently allocate resources.The new extrusion line will increase Vimetco Extrusion’s yearly production capacity by 11,000 tonnes, reaching a total annual capacity of 35,000 tonnes by the end of 2022.