Quality Management and Environmental Protection

Quality control of an CNC-machined aluminium component

Quality management

Quality is the foundation of our business operations because our customers have appreciated our high quality standards for decades and build upon them. Only due to the fact that we are continuously learning and working to improve can we hold and expand upon our leading position in the global aluminium cast plate market.

The focus on customer satisfaction is also the main constituent of ISO9001 and distinguishes companies like ours which obtain this certification. You can find our current certificates as downloads here.

The foundation for consistently high quality is largely determined by process reliability in the company. High process reliability is reflected not only in quality, but is also be rewarded in foreign trade. We are proud that GLEICH Aluminiumwerk GmbH & Co. KG was awarded the status “full” (F) / Customs simplifications / Reliability as Authorized Economic Operator in December 2015 (AEO-F).

Final quality check of an aluminium cnc-component

 

Environmental management

Gentle and sustainable handling of the environment is important to us. We try to counter the fact that primary aluminium requires a large amount of energy resources in the production process by taking advantage of a major benefit of aluminium, its 100% recyclability. That’s why we prefer to purchase ingots which consist of secondary aluminium.

In our manufacturing process, accumulating aluminium scraps, chips and cast skin are also brought back to our suppliers and used to produce new aluminium rolling ingots after remelting.

To continuously pursue and improve our careful use of resources and ecologically-friendly activities, we maintain an environmental management system according to ISO 14001 and an energy management system according to ISO 50001. You can find our current certificates as downloads here.

All operations in Germany and Austria were successfully recertified in terms of quality management, environmental protection and energy management by TÜV NORD in December 2015.

Chip extraction system for the homogenous separation of Aluminium chips