• Focus on Aluminium

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    Over the last decade Osprey Clarke has worked on numerous leadership appointments within the Aluminium Sector. This is a market valued at circa $170 billion globally in 2018 and set for continued growth.



    Given electrical power is such a critical cost of production (circa 40%) many primary aluminium smelters are located near cheaper sources of power such as hydroelectric power in Norway, Iceland and Canada and natural gas in the Middle East.

    Aluminium is widely used in food & packaging and pharmaceutical industries as it is nontoxic, preserves food for prolonged times and inhibits the growth of microorganisms.

    Corrosion resistance, reflectivity, lightweight and recyclability are other characteristics which make aluminium an excellent choice for various industrial applications. Interestingly around 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today.


    Growth globally is driven by developments in the transport industry, technological advancements in aluminium manufacturing technologies and processing equipment.

    Growth in demand from emerging economies such as China & India and an increase in the use of recycled aluminium products globally provide lucrative opportunities for market expansion.


    Market leaders within this sector include: RUSAL., Aluminium Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO), Rio Tinto, Alcoa and Hydro.


    Given the wide geographical spread of primary aluminium smelters globally and the highly technical nature of the scare talent pool we are often asked to headhunt engineering and commercial leaders internationally with a view to relocation.

    Should you be seeking to add to your leadership team or further your own career within the aluminium sector globally we are happy to connect.


    Please contact: craigmarcham@ospreyclarke.com +44 (0) 207 268 2060 for further information.