Following approval from competition authorities in Germany and Austria, Hydro has completed the acquisition of Hueck on 28 February. The acquisition strengthens Hydro’s presence in Germany and other European markets, and creates a solid platform for further growth in Extrusions and Building Systems.Hueck is based outside of the production site in Lüdenscheid in the Nordrhein-Westfalen region in Germany and employs 500 people. It is a leading European supplier of building systems and has a 12-inch and an 8-inch extrusion press as well as a recycling operation with an annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons.Germany is the largest segment of the European market for building systems and aluminium extrusions. With the acquisition, Hydro will have five extrusion facilities, three recycling facilities and a total of 2,000 employees in the country. This includes 200 technicians who are specialists in creating solutions for windows, doors and facades for the building and construction industry.Hydro Extrusions is a world leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 21,000 people.