KB Alloys (KBA) is definitely the North American industry leader inside the production of aluminium master alloys and grain refiners, whereas AMG, via its Sophisticated Components division subsidiary London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co Limited, may be the market leader in Europe and South America for aluminium master alloys, grain refiners and aluminium powder technologies. Both companies have complimentary operations in China located in Jiangsu and Jiaxing provinces.
AMG reports that the acquisition reinforces its reputation as the world’s largest producer of master alloys for the aluminium industry.
Master alloys are a combination of elements, such as titanium, boron, chromium, manganese, copper, and strontium, which are used to enhance aluminium’s mechanical and physical properties, and maintain uniform casting structures. The combined product line of the two companies will include aluminium-titanium-boron grain refiners, strontium aluminium alloys, and aluminium alloying tablets.
“The combination of KBA and AMG will create the world’s largest provider of value added aluminium master alloys with the technical and operational expertise required to serve the global aluminium industry,said Rick Malliris, CEO of KBA.