Austria Metall AG (AMAG) will collaborate with Audi’s Hungarian plant to recycle new production aluminum sheet scrap.
According to a media statement by AMAG, the Audi plant in Györ, Hungary will sort and supply the aluminum sheet to AMAG’s facility in Ranshonfen for recycling. The latter will then process the scrap and supply it back to Audi in the form of new aluminum sheets. In doing so, the companies will create a closed-loop recycling system.
The ‘Aluminum Closed Loop‘ project, as the carmaker refers to it, will recycle around 38,000mt of aluminum sheet every year, according to Audi. It will provide a net energy saving of 95pc and considerably lower the company’s carbon footprint. The Hungarian plant produced around 165,000 cars and 1.9 million engines in 2019.