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#wearealimex celebrates a landmark birthday soon, its 50th! Our story began in 1970. It’s hard to believe how quickly time has passed since our founder, Helmut Geller, who sadly has now passed, began building up the family-owned company alimex. Incidentally, the name alimex is drawn from a combination of the words “aluminium”, “import” and “export”, and today represents the highest quality and precision in aluminium products worldwide. A family-owned company – what exactly is that? Family-owned companies are definition“businesses in which private individuals or members of their families hold at least 50% of the shares and in which those private individuals or members of their families are also members of the business’ management.”* In alimex’s case, the family is our company founder’s widow and her two daughters. All three are alimex shareholders, with Dr. Philip Grothe managing the operational business. This is where it all began … the invention of the cast aluminium plate  The success of alimex is based on this cast aluminium plate process, Helmut Geller’s invention. The aluminium ingot, heat-treated and thereby freed of tension, is cut open like a sandwich and shaped into the required panel shape. The cast aluminium panels produced in this way have...
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alimex is an employer for people who want to make a difference in the aluminium industry. Working at alimex means scope for personal responsibility and development. alimex stands for world class from Willich! Our aluminium solutions are in demand worldwide and are used in a wide variety of industries. These include the semiconductor, solar and automotive industries as well as machine, tool and mold making – a truly broad field. alimex as an employer has also impressed former intern Jacqueline Kühl. Since January 2019, she has been part of #wearealimex and has been working in Global Business Development. High time to ask her for her initial appraisal after six months! Working at alimex? Especially varied and (positively) challenging Jacqueline Kühl describes her workspace as a broad and very diverse spectrum. A large part of her working time is spent on process optimisation. What does that mean? Ms Kühl supports the individual alimex departments – for example, Production and Sales – and looks at how the work processes are organised, where the differences lie with the other departments and how work processes can be made more efficient. Coordination is especially important – how can the cooperation of often very different departments...
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