The Italian aluminium supply chain is growing and is aiming at new development strategies

82% of the companies in the chain are planning to start growing in the next few years. The main players in the sector will meet again from 9 to 11 June at METEF, which will take place at the same time as MECSPE at the BolognaFiere Expo Centre

Milan, 8 March 2022 – After the great recovery of the use of aluminium in Italy, which went from 1.8 million tons in 2020 to 2.2 million tons in 2021, with a per capita use among the highest in the world of 37 kg1, the data gathered by the MECSPE Observatory in the third quarter of 2021 confirm that for 55% of the companies of the aluminium supply chain2 this trend will be maintained also in 2022. These are companies that are satisfied and aim to start growing in the coming years (82%) through M&A, internationalization and expansion of production.

In order to deepen the possibilities of development of the sector in a European and international context, the main characters of the aluminium supply chain will meet at METEF, the international expo for the aluminium industry, foundry and die-casting, processing, finishing and end uses, which will take place at the BolognaFiere Exhibition Centre from 9 to 11 June 2022. The event, organized by Senaf, will be held concurrently with MECSPE, the most important event dedicated to innovations for the manufacturing industry.

Aluminium is essential for the development of an increasingly sustainable and circular economy-oriented industry – says Mario Conserva, President of METEFDespite the high level of imports in Europe, the overall turnover in Italy is more than 40 billion euros, and it has great growth prospects over the next few years, which we will try to explain and explore in detail at this coming edition of METEF in Bologna, with meetings and demonstration areas focused on technological innovations in the industry.”

For 25 years, METEF has been highlighting the main innovations related to the light metal sector at an international level, through a full program of conferences, events, special initiatives and demonstrations. Among the main news of 2022 is the award ceremony for the first edition of the Italian Diecasting Award, promoted for the first time jointly by the associations AIM, Amafond, Assofond, and awarded by a jury of experts in the sector. The winners of the award will be the castings characterized by a high level of innovation in terms of performance, design, size, production technique and overall sustainability aspects of the casting.

Moreover, an unmissable event for the supply chain will be the first stage of the Green Aluminium Conference that will take place on 4 May at the Italian Industrial Federation (Confindustria) in Brescia, an event that will bring together key players and stakeholders in the sector on the unique properties of aluminium, considered the “metal of the future” in terms of technological flexibility, circular economy and eco-sustainability. The conference will then move on to Bologna, in the context of METEF, with a second appointment in which the main qualities and uses of eco-sustainable aluminium, both primary and secondary production, will be presented through top-level testimonials.




METEF, the international exhibition for aluminium, foundry castings and innovative metals industry, launched for the first time in Italy in 1997 by Alfin-Edimet, is now in the portfolio of an equal joint venture of Veronafiere and BolognaFiere, and stands as a leading event in the international metallurgical segment, updated in concept, structure and location. METEF, whose organisation is entrusted to Senaf, will be held at the same time as MECSPE, the reference event for the manufacturing industry in Italy. The organisational and structural innovations of the new METEF aim at enhancing, in the global market, a sector of extraordinary social and economic importance such as metallurgy and advanced light metal manufacturing, a segment that is undergoing great development and is already generating in our country a turnover for the whole sector of over 40 billion euros.



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