Facts about the Casthouse Rackwitz
- Founded in 1925
- 90 employees (after start of operation of the new HyForge production line)
- Annual production capacities of 97.000 tons of extrusion ingots and 25.000 tons of HyForge forging stock
Hydro Aluminium Gießerei Rackwitz is committed to a more sustainable future. Our purpose is to create more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways. The plant has a long experience in recycling of aluminium scrap and casting of high-quality products for the automotive sector.
We have been committed to recycling aluminium since decades and recycle around 85.000 tons per year, including 20.000 tons of end-of-life scrap which have already spent one life in an application in automotive, building & construction or general engineering.
Recycled aluminium is produced using only 5% of the energy required for primary aluminium production – without any compromises in quality. With our high share of recycling we are able to offer high quality aluminium products with a very low CO2 footprint. The HyForge products produced on the new line will have a certified CO2 footprint below a quarter of worldwide industry average for aluminium production.
Equipment Extrusion Ingot
2 melting furnaces, 3 casting furnaces, vertical casting machine with casting tables for: Ø152mm, Ø178mm, Ø203 mm, Ø228mm, Ø254mm, Ø305mm and Ø382, continuous homogenizer, batch homogenizer, ultrasonic testing, saw and packaging station
Twin-chamber melting furnace, 2 casting furnaces, horizontal casting machine for diameters from 42 mm to 110 mm, ultrasonic testing, scalping machine, saw and packaging station
ISO-certified according to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 50001 – the management systems for quality (ISO 9001), occupational health and safety (ISO 45001), environment (ISO 14001) and energy (ISO 50001) as well as according to the performance standard of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in sustainable production, procurement and administration of aluminium.
Hydro Aluminium Rackwitz produces extrusion ingots in alloys 6060, 6061, 6082, 6005 for building and construction, transport, industry and automotive applications.