exlabesa has awarded SMS group the contract to supply two 35-MN extrusion presses.
The extrusion presses are to be installed at the production locations in Doncaster, England, and in Minden, Germany. Each extrusion press is planned to be designed for an annual production capacity of around 10,000 tonnes of aluminium profiles. exlabesa’s plant in Doncaster will be upgraded as a result of this investment. The new 35-MN press will replace the existing 20-MN machine. The new press will be used primarily to extrude profiles for automotive, architectural, and industrial applications from aluminium billets with a diameter of ten inches (254 mm) and a maximum length of 1,400 mm.
The second, equally powerful 35-MN extrusion press will expand the exlabesa group’s production capacity at its Minden works in Germany. In this way the extrusion press works will be able to respond more quickly and more flexibly to the growing demand for aluminium profiles and continue to offer a consistently high level of product quality to its customers in the automotive, mechanical engineering, construction, electrical engineering, furniture and retail sectors.
Commissioning of the extrusion press in Doncaster is planned for the beginning of 2019. The extrusion press in Minden is scheduled to extrude its first billet in the fourth quarter of 2019.