Known for its skill in creating structured and value-added aluminium extrusions, Metra SpA in Italy has inked a technical agreement with Hindalco Industries Ltd., the largest aluminium rolling and recycling company in the world.
Underscoring Hindalco’s role as a flagbearer in upholding the Indian Government’s vision to foster superior domestic manufacturing capabilities, the partnership aims to make it possible to produce large-size aluminium extrusion and fabrication technology for the construction of high-speed aluminium rail coaches in India. Talking about the agreement, Satish Pai, Managing Director of Hindalco Industries said, “With Metra, we are excited to usher in a new age of aluminium extrusions for passenger trains in India.”
Satish Pai said, With Metra, we are excited to usher in a new age of aluminium extrusions for passenger trains in India.
“This is consistent with the capacity-building we’ve done with aluminium in applications including passenger trains, electric cars, goods waggons, and commercial vehicles. Our combined experience will surely improve these trains’ effectiveness, toughness, and sustainability while also setting new standards for the Indian industry,” he added. He added that extruded aluminium plays a major role in the railway industry because it combines mechanical strength and weight reduction.
He added that extruded aluminium plays a major role in the railway industry because it combines mechanical strength and weight reduction.
He noted that Metra, a 60-year industry veteran in the production of aluminium extrusions for the transportation industry, specialises in the fabrication and machining of railway extrusions, offering the Italian company new capabilities to develop and provide premium sub-assemblies for the railways. The collaboration is a crucial step in bringing world-class technology, currently only available in Europe, China, Japan, and a few other nations, to India by fusing Hindalco’s extensive experience in aluminium manufacturing with Metra’s cutting-edge expertise in aluminium extrusion, machining, and welding.
The partnership gives Hindalco the opportunity to spearhead Indian Railways’ ambitious upgrade initiative, which manages the largest train network in the world.
The partnership gives Hindalco the opportunity to spearhead Indian Railways’ ambitious upgrade initiative, which manages the largest train network in the world. Enrico Zampedri, CEO of Metra SpA, spoke about the agreement and stated that working with Hindalco Industries gives a wonderful chance to demonstrate the potential of our aluminium extrusion technology on a global scale. Together, he continued, we are ready to revolutionise aluminium extrusions for high-speed train manufacture in India by fusing our strong Italian market expertise with it.
The company intends to release three further goods waggon designs in the upcoming months with a focus on certain commodities like foodgrains and cement. The main organisation of the Article Birla Group for metals is Hindalco Industries Limited. Together with its subsidiary Novelis, Hindalco is the world’s largest producer of flat-rolled goods and recycler of aluminium.
The company, which has 52 manufacturing facilities spread across 10 nations, is dedicated to promoting sustainable development through cutting-edge solutions. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices named Hindalco the World’s Most Sustainable Aluminium Company.
Whether the Italian company Metra SpA is well-known in the industry of aluminium extrusion technology. The company manufactures aluminium extrusions with a high level of technological content. The company makes high-tech aluminium extrusions for use in architectural, industrial, automotive, railroad, and mechanical applications.