All 42 of Hydro’s aluminium extrusion operations in Europe are now certified against the ASI Performance Standard, following certification of its automotive components plant in the United Kingdom. The certification of Hydro Aluminium UK Ltd in Gloucester covers the site’s production of aluminium solutions, including fabrication, surface treatment and assembly. Fabrication activities include cutting, stretch bending and CNC operations. In surface treatment, the plant boasts one of the main chemical brightening functions in Europe, which allows it to manufacture high-gloss anodized finished parts.
The Gloucester plant offers a wide range of automotive solutions for roof rails, trims and treadplates.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative aims to see sustainability and human rights principles increasingly embedded in supply chains. ASI’s Performance Standard recognizes the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.