THE ROLE OF HULAMIN AND ALUMINIUM IN SOUTH AFRICA

ALUMINIUM IS A DRIVER OF INDUSTRIALISATION, AN ENABLER OF INNOVATION AND A SUSTAINABLE METAL WHICH IS INFINITELY RECYCLABLE



  • Job creation (downstream fabrication development, recycling, mid-stream growth)
  • Balance national accounts (export fabricated aluminium products rather than primary aluminium)
  • Manage carbon footprint through aluminium’s energy bank properties
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Growth in local downstream fabrication
  • Transformation of the economy
  • Achieve National Development Plan (NDP)/IPAP goals
  • Human capital development
  • Improve South African competitiveness
  • Promote technology development
  • Industry success/world-class aluminium supply package
  • Investment opportunities


DRIVER OF ECONOMIC GROWTH & CONTRIBUTOR TO NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

  • Aluminium has a broad industry demand and can act as a catalyst for investment in a wide range of manufacturing applications
  • As more aluminium is sold into the local economy, more aluminium can be recycled and reused. This stimulates investments in low-carbon recycling projects

ENERGY BANK

  • Aluminium smelters are a substantial base load customer of Eskom and a beneficiator of the country’s abundant coal reserves.
  • As local demand and supply of aluminium increases, more aluminium will be able to be recycled and reused, thereby placing less demand on the country’s electricity resources
  • Aluminium is infinitely recyclable, with little loss and degradation, and the recycling of aluminium has a very low energy footprint
  • The use of aluminium promotes a reduction of carbon

KEY INPUT FOR FABRICATION

  • Aluminium is a key input in a wide variety of industries and product applications
  • A strong local supply industry will therefore facilitate investment in downstream fabrication as the region expands, thereby continuing to improve the competitiveness of South Africa and the region

SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD

  • Employment and subsistence (informal – scrap collection and formal)
  • Entrepreneurship (strong aluminium supply industry supports the growth of new downstream businesses)

VEHICLE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

  • Aluminium has advantageous physical properties which are aligned with technological innovation
  • Supports the development of endless applications

LEADER IN RECYCLING

  • Major purchaser of scrap
  • Reduce aluminium industry energy usage (closed-loop)
  • Reduce aluminium industry carbon footprint
  • Catalyst for the development of other recycling industries

HULAMIN IS THE VEHICLE BY WHICH PRIMARY ALUMINIUM CAN BE CHANNELLED INTO THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY LOCALLY AND REGIONALLY TO BE USED IN A BROAD RANGE OF PRODUCT APPLICATIONS



CREATOR OF ECONOMIC VALUE AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPER

  • We contribute to national current accounts through the exportation of semi-fabricated aluminium
  • A provider of employment, mentor and develop SMMEs
  • We support and promote investment in downstream fabrication industries in South Africa
  • We procure the majority of our goods and services from local markets

LEADER IN SOUTH AFRICAN ALUMINIUM VALUE CHAIN

  • We are the largest supplier of aluminium raw materials to the South African manufacturing industry
  • Promoter of the development and innovation of aluminium technology and use
  • Being a strategic asset to South Africa we assist to promote and drive foreign direct investment in downstream manufacturing
  • Our world-class asset base and knowledge unlocks the properties inherent in primary aluminium for use in a variety of industries and product applications
  • Aluminium is 100% recyclable – we are a leader in recycling
  • We promote the use of aluminium in the local economy

REGIONAL SOCIAL PARTNER/STABILISER

  • We are committed to transformation/B-BBEE
  • We support our economy in procuring the majority of our goods and services locally
  • Social investment is key to the upliftment of our communities
  • We are a major regional employer

EXPORT MANUFACTURER

  • We are an earner of foreign currency and support the national current account

PREFERRED SUPPLIER OF ALUMINIUM MANUFACTURING INPUTS

  • We are committed to supplying quality goods locally and internationally
  • The development of aluminium products supports downstream industries – an enabler of economic growth

MAJOR PARTNER IN METALS SEMI-FABRICATION

  • Technology – developer and partner in government support programmes
  • A partner of government and other industry players to support the NDP vision

LEADER IN MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

  • Developer and provider of skilled people
  • Benchmark in metals processing

POSITIVE COUNTER TO ALUMINIUM SMELTING CARBON FOOTPRINT

  • Stimulator of aluminium usage
  • Leader in metals recycling in local economy


  • Obtain low-cost, sustainable metal supply from smelters and aluminium scrap
  • Increase local/regional sales
  • Develop a focused product range – packaging, automotive and infrastructure sectors
  • Secure a competitive energy/gas supply
  • Establish recycling capability
  • Progress B-BBEE and ownership transformation
  • Procure support for aluminium as a strategic industry in the local economy
  • Develop a platform for a growth phase (as the region expands and develops)