On January 1, 2015, Atlas launched Aludium – our newest operating company – with the acquisition of Alcoa's rolling mills in Spain and France. Aludium consists of the former Alcoa mills located in Castelsarrasin (France), Amorebieta and Alicante (Spain), and the state-of-the-art Cindal research and development facility in Alicante.
Aludium produces engineered, high-quality products for a broad array of sectors including building and construction, brights and decoration, closures and cosmetics. Aludium's strategy is to maintain its existing focus on these core market segments.
Aludium is led by CEO Arnaud de Weert and President and COO Manuel Ruano. Arnaud has deep experience in the aluminium industry, having served as the President of Novelis Europe and as COO of Constellium, two of Europe's largest aluminium producers. Manuel, who is responsible for Aludium's day-to-day operations, was previously Operations Director - Europe for Alcoa's rolling mills, including the three mills that now comprise Aludium.
Learn more about Aludium here.