The ambition and passion of always finding exactly the right aluminium material for a variety of different customer applications is what drives us.
The GLEICH Group is a traditional family owned company from Kaltenkirchen, close to Hamburg. Founded in 1980 by Günter and Christel Gleich, the group of companies is now run by the second generation, headed by Roland Gleich.
The core business since the mid-1990s has been the development, production and worldwide distribution of G.AL® aluminium plates. The brand name G.AL® stands for extremely low-distortion, dimensionally-stable and homogeneous aluminium precision and mould plates of consistently high quality. A special manufacturing process makes our products stand apart from conventional aluminium rolled plates. Our customers benefit from the resulting unique material properties by significantly reducing production times and component costs.
G.AL® aluminium plates are used in mechanical engineering, in the laser and optical industry, medical engineering, and mould- and toolmaking, among others. Reducing weight by using aluminium helps GLEICH Aluminium to save valuable resources. At the same time, simpler machining compared to steel and aluminium rolled products is a frequently used time and cost advantage of GLEICH customers.
GLEICH aluminium is now among the world’s leading manufacturer in the global aluminium precision plates market. About 20,000 tons of G.AL® aluminium are sold worldwide each year by the group of companies with a turnover of € 70 million.
The group employs around 180 people and consists of eight business units: the holding company and the main plant in Kaltenkirchen with central plate production, four service centres for the production of customised aluminium cuttings, two sales offices and a CNC machining centre.
This makes it possible for us to offer a broad spectrum of aluminium plates in standard sizes, customised cuttings and contour parts as well as finished components in order to always supply our customers with the right product along their entire supply chain.
As an active member of the Wirtschaftsverbands Großhandel Metallhalbzeug e.V. (WGM) (Association of Wholesale Traders of Semi-Finished Metal Parts), we are involved in the development of the use of semi-finished aluminium products in Germany. You can find more information on the WGM here.
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