• Lightweight

    The potential of aluminium as a mass reduction material becomes obvious when looking at its specific weight (2.7 grams per cubic centimetre), which is less than half of that of iron (7.8 g/cm3) and copper (8.9 g/cm3). | Learn more

  • Safe

    Safety is the most important factor in the design and customer choice of a vehicle. In the development of the car body structure, it is most important to find a suitable compromise between… | Learn more

  • Versatile

    The most important advantage of aluminium for the design of lightweight and cost-efficient structures is its ease of formability. Elaborate sheet panels can be efficiently formed using different methods ranging… | Learn more

  • Cost Effective

    As vehicle manufacturers apply aluminium to lightweight their vehicles, the focus is increasingly directed toward the system cost and life cycle cost analysis to obtain the desired outcome of an improved driving performance… | Learn more

  • Recyclable

    Aluminium from transport applications is part of an established recycling system. Recycled aluminium can be utilized for almost all applications, preserving raw materials… | Learn more

  • Stylish

    It is no surprise that some of the most stylish vehicles (and indeed buildings, consumer products, fashion items and accessories) of the last two centuries, have employed aluminium – both for its functional and also… | Learn more

  • Durable

    Aluminium — even unpainted and uncoated — resists corrosion by water and road salt and, in non-cosmetically critical parts, its use can avoid the substantial extra costs of galvanizing, coating and painting… | Learn more

Aluminium in transport

Transport accounts for the largest share of aluminium consumption: 27%. This figure is bound to keep growing over the next few years.

All types of vehicles, from bikes to spaceships, are made from aluminium. This metal allows people to move at breakneck speeds, cross oceans, fly in the sky and even leave our planet. 

Aluminium facts

1 | Lightweight

Aluminium Used In Transport Reduces Vehicle Weight, Fuel Consumption And Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

2 | Safe

The Combination Of Superior Design And Aluminium Light-Weighting Reduces Injury And Saves Lives.

3 | Energy Savings

Aluminium Can Be Recycled Again And Again, Saving Up To 95% Of The Energy Required For Primary Production.

Green Building

Green Building: find out how aluminium is transforming our cities