Business model

The business model has been adjusted to the current market situation and, in the opinion of the Management Board, shall not be significantly changed if any of the climate change scenarios considered materialises. This results from the fact that our companies operate in the areas which support climate protection activities and circular economy. Both the Extruded Products Segment and the Aluminium Systems Segment contribute to carbon footprint reduction, for example by way of reducing the weight of vehicles or improving the energy efficiency of buildings. The Flexible Packaging Segment contributes by reducing the packaging weight and simplification of the packaging structure, thus increasing the scale of recyclability. Aluminium packaging push out their equivalents made of plastic and laminates which are difficult to recycle.

We increase the scale of
aluminium recycling
Thanks to the comparatively easy process of its recycling, aluminium has become a key raw material for supporting circular economy.

The future of the sector is the electro-mobility market, where the use of aluminium has been growing. We have actively participated in its creation, cooperating with the largest world’s concerns in supplying aluminium profiles for electrical cars manufacturing.

Piotr Wysocki

Member of the Grupa Kęty Management Board in charge of the Extruded Products Segment

Our business model

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Development perspectives

The European economy transformation towards zero-emissions is an opportunity for the development of the companies of our Capital Group. Higher demand for aluminium components should be expected on the part of automotive and transport sectors (Extruded Products Segment) or modern architectural solutions (façade, door, window, and roller shutter systems) which contribute to the energy efficiency of buildings.

The segment focusing on flexible packaging production is expected to grow along with strengthening of such trends as pressure on reduction of non recyclable waste, reduction of costs and strive for ensuring higher food safety for consumers. The solution is to introduce new forms of laminates to the market, i.e. mono-structures characterised with lower weight and higher homogeneity. Packaging made of polypropylene or polyethylene films developed by Alupol Packaging are fit for recycling and fulfil the basic assumption of circular economy, whereas the demand for such packaging shall not be threatened within the horizon of a few years.

According to the data of the European Commission buildings are responsible for about 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union countries. Currently, about 35% of buildings in the EU are over 50 years old and nearly 75% of buildings are not energy efficient. Ecological building and a growing number of the existing buildings refurbishments may potentially lead to significant energy savings, possibly reducing the total energy consumption in the EU countries by 5-6% and CO2 emissions by roughly 5%.

The exceptional properties of aluminum

Eight percent of the Earth’s crust consists of aluminium, hidden in bauxite rocks. Still in the 19th century aluminium was extremely rare, because we were not able to produce it on industrial scale. Only the industry of the 20th century could cope with, at small steps. In 1950s the industrial use of aluminium, even in aviation or automotive industries was rather extravagant. With time, more and more industry sectors have been reaching for the metal, also the construction business. At the beginning, there were aluminium details, then interior design and building elements. Finally, there came the time of façades and walls – creating the image of modern buildings and a symbol of the future. In the 21st century we have re-discovered the extraordinary material – plastic and lightweight, which is nearly 100% recyclable in the reworking process. Thanks to the unique properties, aluminium – among other metals – is characterised with low impact on the natural environment.