Depending on the specific needs of a given application, Gränges offers multi-layer products with up to five layers. This variety provides virtually unlimited possibilities for customised solutions based on carefully selected alloy combinations, delivery conditions, cladding thickness and geometries. Leading-edge technology and true industrial craftsmanship ensure materials with consistent quality.
Developing products that can increase customers’ sustainability performance and reduce their environmental footprint is a top priority at Gränges. Incorporating sustainability into product development expands the scope of sustainability considerations beyond production processes to the entire life-cycle of the products. The biggest opportunities for improving products’ sustainability performance is in the early stages of the product development process, when the product characteristics are decided. Learn more >
Our innovation efforts are supported by our R&I centres around the world and by a well-developed innovation culture. Cooperation with external parties, customers and suppliers constitutes a growing part of innovation and is also a resource-efficient way of working. Our innovation involves the development of new products and services, further development and improvement of existing offerings and solutions, as well as expansion of offerings and the value chain.
Gränges’ strong product offering is the result of advanced knowledge of metallurgy and production processes as well as long-term commitment to research and innovation. We conduct strategic research and innovation as well as customer-driven product development. The work is managed cross-functionally within Gränges, with external customers and, in selected key areas, with leading universities and research institutes. The strategic research is managed globally, while the customer-driven development is carried out locally in close cooperation with the production plants and customers. This organization enables quicker decision making and a faster product development process, as we can test and verify new products directly in production. Development of new, innovative products and material technologies are drivers of Gränges’ future growth.
Sustainability is an important element of our innovation process. Sustainability-driven innovation may involve continuous efficiency enhancements, reduced resource consumption along the value chain, as well as developing more sustainable product offerings. A strong presence in emerging markets, such as the electric vehicles market, provides greater insight into trends and consumer needs. This knowledge and insight are used to develop new products, services, solutions and business models adapted to the conditions in these markets.
Gränges’ end-customers are found in the automotive, HVAC, and speciality packaging industries as well as in other niche markets such as transformers and wind turbines.
The automotive industry
The automotive industry includes all types of vehicles, from light to heavy vehicles and both combustion engine, hybrid electric and pure electric. Light vehicle production is an important driver of Gränges’ sales of heat exchanger materials. An increasing share of hybrid and electric vehicles is expected to further increase the demand for Gränges’ heat exchanger materials.
The HVAC industry
The HVAC industry includes systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in homes, commercial buildings and industrial properties.
Gränges is a major supplier of aluminium foil for food packaging in North America and has a range of products within packaging for the European market. One example is bottle closures, which are made of aluminium sheets and used in the food and beverage industries.
Examples of other markets that Gränges supplies to are transformers, heat exchangers for industrial applications, wind turbines and coil and sheet for general engineering applications.
The business unit Gränges Powder Metallurgy creates opportunities for growth in new materials technology in the fast-growing market for powder materials and additive manufacturing.