Hydro is one of the world's largest integrated aluminium companies, holding important market positions in America, Asia and the Pacific region. Our focus on innovation, quality and cost-efficient solutions has led us to achieve market leadership in many of the industry's most important market segments, such as the automotive, packaging, construction and the printing industries. We are also very active in the field of common consumer goods.
Hydro are also a global leader in the manufacture of super high purity aluminium, supplying a wide range of modern technical applications.
Aluminium in the Transportation Industry
Aluminium flies in aviation, it rocks softly on waves, it rolls along roads. Hydro is one of the leading suppliers of aluminium components to the transportation business all around the world.
The applications of aluminium in the transportation industries include:
- Automotive structural parts
- Tubing for heat exchangers
- Foundry alloys
- Sheet and extrusions for further processing
Its corrosion resistance also make aluminium attractive in the construction of seagoing ferries or superstructures for large cruiseliners.
A Growing Market for Aluminium in the Automotive Industry
The automotive industry is the fastest growing market segment for aluminium suppliers. Driving the growth is aluminium’s ability to reduce weight, which helps decrease fuel consumption and improves all-around performance in the vehicle.
The weldability of aluminium also makes it attractive in the construction of lightweight trailers and semi-trailers.