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Closed loop system for aluminium: Volkswagen Slovakia heads for CO2 neutrality
- Aluminium offcuts produced in the press shop are returned to the multi-brand site's SUV production in the form of original-quality sheets
- The so-called Aluminium Closed Loop enables energy and CO2 savings on balance as well as the responsible use of resources
- Sustainable production a top priority at Volkswagen Slovakia
Volkswagen Slovakia is the first of the Group's multi-brand sites to join the Aluminium Closed Loop project. This involves the recycling of aluminium stamping offcuts from the press shop, which are returned to the supplier of the aluminium rolls. The aluminium offcuts are reprocessed at the supplier to enable them to be returned to production without any loss of quality. The use of secondary aluminium saves up to 95 percent of energy compared to primary aluminium. The CO2 savings and efficient resource management also contribute to greater sustainability. Among other things, body parts for the Audi Q7 and Q8 models are pressed at the Bratislava plant.