How to become a member

Why should you become a member of European Aluminium?

If you are interested in becoming a member of European Aluminium, or have any questions about joining our organisation, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Governi at governi@european-aluminium.eu or call +32 (0) 2 775 63 50. 

What does it mean to be a member?

Being part of an European wide industry network:

  • Network opportunities with peer industry colleagues
  • Receive support in European lobby efforts that benefit our industry

Shaping the future of our industry:

  • Be part of the Sustainability Roadmap to 2025
  • Influence our strategy and positions 

Access to global expertise:

  • Have access to credible industry resources, studies and updates
  • Keep up to date with European support programmes

Driving the industry agenda:

  • Participating in development and best practices
  • Get active in working groups and committees

Increasing your visibility:

  • Leveraging our PR activities

What are the benefits?

  • Our aluminium statistics database
  • Our weekly recaps on burning topics in the industry
  • Our members’ database, extranet, meeting calendar and many other resources
  • All our publications
  • Individual advice
  • Have your say on our advocacy work towards the EU institutions, standardization bodies and various stakeholders
  • Direct contact with our experts
  • Direct participation in our horizontal committees, specific working groups and the possibility to become a member of our market groups (packaging, automotive & transport, building)
  • Join an association covering all segments of the sector’s value chain
  • Take part in the industry’s events, including the European Aluminium spring and autumn meetings, the biannual recycling congress, EHS workshop and the Packaging seminar
  • Connect with the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), Eurometaux (the European Non-Ferrous Metals association) and other multi-sectorial alliances and national aluminium associations

Who can apply?

Membership of European Aluminium is open to two different types of bodies located within European countries:

  • Industrial firms: primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers; producers of recycled aluminium.
  • National associations representing the manufacturers of rolled and extruded products.

Below, you can find further information related to membership conditions. 

Direct membership of European Aluminium is mainly for primary aluminium smelters, provided they have smelters in at least one European country. These companies must also be, and remain, members* of the national aluminium association in all European countries where they have production facilities. Wire producers are also entitled to join as primary division members.

Membership fees are based of the tonnage production.

*Assuming such a national association exists, or unless the company has resigned from the national aluminium association for valid reasons

Direct membership is open to all companies provided that they have factories located in at least one European country. Some members may also be part of European Aluminium indirectly through membership of a national association.

Membership fees are based on the basis of tonnage of transformation. 

All remelters and refiners are members of the Recycling division. Fees are based on tonnage of production. 

European Aluminium has three Market Groups that members can join. These are in addition to the standard membership:

  • Building
  • Packaging
  • Automotive and transport.

The objective of the Market groups is the broad-based promotion of aluminium in end-use markets on a non-competitive basis. This endorsement is undertaken through political and technical advocacy, media campaigns, standards monitoring and other communication platforms, including trade fairs, design competitions, educational tools and online information. Membership of Market group is voluntary and relies on a separate fee basis, approved annually or for three years by the ad-hoc boards.

Associated membership of European Aluminium Market Groups is open to companies that import into Europe or produce aluminium components in Europe or the associations that represent them.

How to apply

Joining European Aluminium is an easy and transparent process. If you are interested in becoming a member of European Aluminium, or have any questions about joining our organisation, please contact Laura Governi at governi@european-aluminium.eu or call +32 (0) 2 775 63 50.

Applications are evaluated against specific criteria, such as reputation and economic activity. They are then checked by the Director General, Executive Committee and other colleagues. Approvals can be either Full Membership or Associated Member status. 

 

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