Today, Aluminij d.d. Mostar is a solid stock company whose capital structure amounts: 44% of small shareholders, 44% of the Government of the Federation of BiH and 12% of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. There are 900 employees and we achieve an annual export which exceeds €150 million.
With the introduction of integrated computer system and new technologies, the quality of our products was improved. A significant step was taken on the establishment of quality systems, environmental protection, as well as workers, which is an example of successful and modern ways of production and operations. Extensive network of business collaboration includes some of the world’s most prestigious names in the aluminum industry. Quality and purity of the Mostar metal is among the best in the world.
In mid-2002, we completed the first major project of the modernization of the Aluminij facilities. In this visionary initiative of the new technologies introduction and the production system upgrading, the company invested €150 million, and since then Aluminij can equally compete with the world’s leading producers. Production had also been increased by 30 percent, while the expenses on consumption of electricity and other raw materials were significantly reduced. The crucial importance of the constant smelter modernization is clearly demonstrated by the fact that before the Homeland War there were approximately 3,400 workers in Aluminij producing 92,000 tons of metal per year, while today 820 of employees produce 130,000 tons of primary aluminum.
Aluminij has been working hard from the beginning, building and upgrading, its own production capabilities and achievements, as well as the surrounding society as a whole, continually investing in economy improvements and ennobling its environment and constantly keeping track of the world’s technological developments and achievements.
With equal enthusiasm Aluminij also supports the projects od aluminum processing which may be bearers of the regional development throughout the country. Withits success and image in public, Aluminij spreads across the world a new, improved image of this region and it simultaneously opens the door of multi-million markets for other companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina as well, regardless of the type of activity.
Installation of avibrocompactor within Anode Plant on August 7th 2006 cost € 40 million and this modernization also included full modification of anode bake furnace and the control and supervision system of an anode baking which continued in 2011 with installation of the latest ARTS (Anode & Rod Tracking System) by the German Outotec. In addition to output increase, the product quality was achieved, as well as the overall safety of production, protection of environment and workers.
Considerable funds have constantly been investedin improvement of workspace within Electrolysis and Cast House Plant. For example, with the project of modern crucible cleaning machine installation within Electrolysis Plant, noise level and dust emissions in the workspace and environment were significantly reduced. We are also working on the further development and increasing of the fumes suction from electrolytic cells, and in some production facilities in Anode Plant and Cast House Plant we have replaced fuel oil with natural gas which reduced emissions into the environment by as much as 90% compared to the previous situation. Next to installation of the casting furnaces with capacity of 50 tons in Casthouse, we have installed the new casting line for small alloy ingots.
The idea described by the name itself Herzegovina – aluminium region, lives in the vision of new partnerships establishing for the building of small processing plants for a higher degree of our metal processing and production of products or semi-finished products for the automotive, marine, aviation, food, electricity, and any other industry. Within our company grounds, as well as throughout the country, we want aluminium processing plants, because our long-term goal is not to proceed with exports of primary metal, but our goal is aluminium processed in BiH, with added value, exported as a construction profile, electric cable, car rim...