Eric Roegner chief operating officer for Alcoa investment castings, forgings, and extrusions – explains the company’s aerospace solutions role.
Alcoa started a successful strategic transformation moving the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) to be a leader not only in aluminum alloys but also in Titanium & Superalloys in Forgings, Castings and additive manufacturing.
“Beyond Aluminum” is the new motto of the Alcoa Chairman & CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. In the 20th Century ALCOA meant Aluminum COmpany of America, in the 21th Century ALCOA will mean just Alloys COmpany of America. Not basic alloys but Advanced Alloys for Aerospace & Automotive.
In 1916 Alcoa Invented the first aluminum alloys for Aerospace, by 2016 – one century later – when the Alcoa’s repositioning and roadmap will be achieved, Alcoa will be among the world leaders in advanced raw materials for aerospace industry.
Alcoa does a lot more than supply aluminum. The company also is a global leader in lightweight materials engineering and manufacturing. It holds key market positions in aerospace sheet and plate produced by its midstream business, Global Rolled Products (GRP). Its downstream business, Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS), produces aerospace forgings, extrusions, investment castings, and fastening systems. In 2013, these two value-add businesses – GRP and EPS – accounted for 57% of Alcoa’s total revenues. Alcoa’s downstream component is composed of businesses heavily weighted toward aerospace. Unlike the sheet and plate business, most ofRead more