With group sales of around EUR155 million and a positive EBIT, for the Salzburger Aluminium Group 2020 ended better than the automotive industry average. In 2021, a major order for lightweight car components worth more than EUR21 million provides a top start to the new year. The customized parts made of special aluminum are produced using a rheocasting process.
The railway sector has been an interesting market with a lot of potential for the Salzburger Aluminium Group for already many years. Recently, the rail vehicle market recorded annual growth of around three percent worldwide. This is based on transport and environmental policy measures that are at the top of the agenda in many countries.
Innovative technologies for processing light metal alloys have undergone enormous development in recent years. These include rheocasting – a special casting process in which liquid aluminium is cooled and stirred until it reaches semi solid. The SAG (Salzburger Aluminium Group) uses this foundry process to manufacture components such as safety cab suspensions for trucks or air reservoirs for the automotive industry.