The Taicang plant employs around 370 people and is located about one hour north of Shanghai. In 2020, Hydro moved the fabrication activities to Taicang after 20 years in Shanghai, for reasons linked to sustainable business development.
The ASI Performance Standard recognizes the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certification in Taicang covers the plant’s aluminium extrusion and fabrication operations.
“The process leading to this achievement reflects a very strong collaboration between our departments and an outstanding group of dedicated and customer minded employees, and ASI certification has a value that will benefit our customers,” says Jeff Lehman, Vice President of Hydro Precision Tubing Asia.
The Taicang plant uses its advanced equipment and technology to manufacture extruded aluminium profiles and tube products for local and global customers in the automotive, HVAC and industrial industries. Its product range includes cooling plates, guide rails, engine housings/covers, heat sinks, air coolers and manifolds.
Hydro Extrusions is the largest business area in Hydro, delivering tailored aluminium components and solutions to all industries, from automotive and mass transportation to building and construction, electronics, offshore and maritime. The business area serves more than 30,000 customers globally.
About Hydro Extrusions
Part of the Norway-based Hydro group, Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 21,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organization. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium following an entire value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017, and after a three year revision process, published new versions of the Standards in May 2022.