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Aluminium builds a better vehicle:  it’s that simple.

Aluminium’s use in cars and light commercial vehicles is accelerating because it offers the fastest, safest, most environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to boost performance, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions while maintaining or enhancing safety.

40 years of continuous growth in automotive use has seen aluminium grow to be the second most used material after steel.

Key Features

Aluminium’s use is increasing because of these key features:

Light weight

With a density 1/3 of steel, aluminium is playing a major role in making vehicles lighter and thus increasing fuel efficiency.

Corrosion Resistance

The average motor car is in use for 15 years - a period easily surpassed by any of its aluminium components.


Aluminium can be alloyed and processed to achieve the necessary strength needed in its many applications in today’s car.


Rolled, extruded, cast and forged components all have their place in the modern car. They can all be formed to the necessary shape for rapid assembly processes..


"Extended producer responsibility” means that if you make a product you must ensure it can be recycled with minimum harm to the environment.  Aluminium’s recyclability is an added incentive for auto designers to use this amazing metal in their cars


Hulamin in Automotive

Hulamin’s rolled and extruded aluminium products are used in a range of applications in today’s cars and light commercial vehicles:

Our Rolled Products are used in:

Our Extruded Products are used in:

  • Running boards
  • Roof racks
  • Suspension parts
  • Fluid connectors






Fast Facts: Did you know?

  • The first sports car featuring an aluminium body was unveiled at the Berlin International Motor Show in 1899. Two years later, Carl Benz developed the first engine with aluminium parts.
  • A breakthrough occurred in 1961, when the British Land Rover produced V-8 engine blocks made with aluminium.
  • The aluminium content of the average car has increased from around 35kg per car in 1975 to more than 150kg in 2015.