A customer-focused business model

We support our customers with research and innovation, product development and technical support throughout the product’s life-cycle. Material properties and design, which are our core competences, contribute to the efficiency and sustainability performance of customers’ products and processes.

Strong customer relationships

Our long-term customer relationships are characterized by customer-driven development and close collaboration, with a strong focus to meet the customers’ critical needs for reliable, sustainable and high-quality products. Business relationships are typically long-term and 85 per cent of our customers have been with us for more than ten years.

Technology leadership

We have world-leading expertise in metallurgy and understanding of the production process, particularly in the development of alloys, hot rolling of clad materials, thermo-mechanical processing, and slitting. Product developers and engineers work closely with customers to optimize the interaction between the materials and customers’ machinery and processes.

Specialized and lean manufacturing

Our production facilities are optimized according to the lean principles. Our production is demand-driven, and we have a strong focus on continuous improvements to increase productivity, process stability and efficiency, while reducing operational waste. Our own concept for lean manufacturing, the Gränges Production System (GPS), is implemented in all production plants.

Strong experience and expertise

Our many years of specialization in developing and manufacturing of advanced rolled aluminium products have built up significant experience and expertise in material characteristics and manufacturing processes. We collaborate globally to share best practice, valuable knowledge and experience.

Proven revenue model

We generate our revenue by selling advanced materials manufactured for specific customers and applications in long-term contracts. Pricing is based on the added value that Gränges provides in terms of material properties and product complexity. The cost of aluminium, which is the primary input material, is passed on to customers.

 

Gränges' position in the value chain