The Neuf-Brisach plant is one of Constellium’s largest sites with a capacity of 450 000 tons. Perfectly located in Europe’s industrial heartland, this unique integrated aluminium rolling, finishing and recycling facility designs and produces a wide portfolio of coil and sheet products, servicing customers in can stock and food stock, automotive (body sheets, heat exchangers and equipment parts), as well as industrial application sectors.
The Neuf-Brisach site began operations in 1967 and was originally built to serve the growing needs of aluminum in the automotive sector. However, with aluminum the material of choice for beverage cans, the plant primarily services the packaging market. Neuf-Brisach has an integrated offering, recycling among others the equivalent of more than 3 billion cans a year, corresponding to more than half the cans used in France yearly.
Over the last decade, the growing presence of aluminium in automotive has led Neuf-Brisach to increase its activity for this sector and reconnect with its original purpose. Combining lightness, formability, corrosion resistance, and endless recyclability, aluminum enables manufacturers to lighten vehicles in order to meet the increasingly stringent requirements for energy efficiency without compromising safety or design.
European Aluminium has organised a field trip to the plant exclusively for the Congress participants. Please note that this visit has limited places, therefore, the booking is on a first come, first served basis.