Background Information

Please find our fact sheet and our company presentation (PFD download) below.


Media Coverage

alimex in the media

treatment of aluminum

In a special issue on heat treatment of aluminum of the e-magazine “ALCircle” there is a very recommendable and interesting interview with Mr. José Ceballos-Tejero (Head of Purchasing Metal Management and Head of Research & Development at #wearealimex) on pages 25 ff. Click here for the online version. 

Aluminium Innovations from NRW to the world

Aluminium Praxis - Kick-Off-Edition

The alimex GmbH Precision in Aluminium, based in Willich, was founded in 1970 by Helmut Geller and repeatedly sets technological standards in the processing of aluminium cast plates.


Danke für die Zölle, Mr. Trump

WELT am Sonntag

On Sunday, October 14, WELT reported how alimex manages the US punitive tariffs that have been applied to aluminium imports since June 2018. The extra tariffs have created more business opportunities for alimex and that alimex have planned further investments in their US factory.


Willicher Aluteile für Riesenteleskop

Rheinische Post

A write up in the Rheinische Post about the way and the development of alimex – from the small “start-up” with two employees, which was founded by Helmut Geller in 1970, to the internationally established company that sells innovative aluminium solutions to customers within various industries throughout the world.


Willicher Aluminium-Firma trotzt sogar Donald Trump

Westdeutsche Zeitung

Quality is the key: A portrait about alimex and their secret to success, High Quality Standards ensures alimex are successful even in turbulent economic times.


alimex-Qualität aus Willich ist weltweit gefragt

Willicher Nachrichten

Our local newspaper visited alimex and reported on how alimex is adapting to the customs policy of US President Donald Trump. They also reported on alimex’s developments since 1970 into a leading manufacturer of high-precision cast aluminium plate and block solutions.


Foreign Aluminum Producers Shake Off U.S. Tariffs

Wallstreet Journal

The Wallstreet Journal reported on October 26 the impact of Donald Trump’s punitive tariffs on the US aluminium industry. One aspect of the article is the reaction of German companies to the economic policies of the Trump administration. As an example, alimex announced its decision to invest more in its US operations, even though it is more expensive to sell there.

Link (with pay wall)

US-Zölle: Grund zur Freude

Deutsche Welle

In November 2018 Deutsche Welle visited alimex GmbH in Willich. Theiy focused on the question of how our company reacts to the punitive tariffs in force since June 2018 and how we position ourselves for the future in view of the ever-increasing global economic challenges.






In the 12/2018 issue of the Economic magazine, the magazine reports how Donald Trump’s tariffs revolutionizes the economy and how entrepreneurs on three continents are coming to terms with the change. Our CEO reports on the challenges that Trump’s Politics poses to alimex as a medium-sized company, but also what opportunities it offers and why it is dangerous for US companies.

To the table of content of the print version 

A step further for alimex cast plate

Aluminium Times

In the 12/2018 journal of the Aluminium Times, a company portrait was published on alimex. The author of the article visited alimex in October 2018 and describes his impressions. Further details of alimex and their products are presented.

To the magazine’s website


World Leader for Quality Aluminium Cast Plates Adds Annealing Line

Light Metall Age

alimex was also visited the by specialist magazine Light Age Metal in October 2018. In the December 2018 issue, the magazine presents a company portrait about alimex and further details how alimex works and what makes alimex products so special.

To the magazine’s website


Nachgefragt bei Dr. Grothe


In January 2019, the trade magazine PROZESSWÄRME (PROCESS HEAT) visited our site in Willich and interviewed our CEO Dr Philip Grothe. In the interview, which appeared in issue 1/2019, he talks about aluminium as a material which is driving innovation, as well as about the current challenges faced by the aluminium industry. Issue 2/2019 featured an interview with Jose Ceballos, Head of Research and Development at alimex. Topic: the alimex approach to heat treatment.

Go to the interview with alimex CEO Dr Grothe

Go to the “Faszination Technik” (“captivated by technology”) picture section

Go to the interview with Jose Ceballos


WIR Magazin

alimex was one of the companies profiled in the 44th issue of the WIR magazine (Business development magazine for entrepreneurs of Willich city) for the “two worlds” cover story. The CEO of alimex, Dr Philip Grothe, and HR Director, Matthias Meinburg-Blau, talked about what alimex is doing to get trainees and professionals into the company

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An article on aluminium components has been published in the trade journal KEM-Konstruktion. It explains why the material needs to be optimised for design applications and how alimex does this at its site in Willich. Application areas which aluminium components are suitable for are also described.

To the magazine’s website



Westdeutsche Zeitung

The rollout for the db19, an autonomous electric race car, took place in May 2019. This racing car was designed and built by students of the Technical University of Munich. alimex is the premium sponsor of the project and supplies various components made of high-strength and dimensionally stable aluminium. The Westdeutsche Zeitung reported on this commitment and the special features of the race car.




In the May issue of the magazine of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mittlerer Niederrhein a portrait of alimex was published in the category “Brand Niederrhein”. An editor visited alimex in Willich, and our CEO Dr. Philip Grothe explained in which industries alimex products are used and why aluminium is suitable for so many applications.

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Ein Berater wollte Unternehmer sein – und half somit Alimex aus der Krise


In July 2019 an editor of the Handelsblatt visited alimex in Willich. In the course of her visit,  she had a conversation with our CEO Dr. Philip Grothe as well as one of our proprietors, Christiane Springmeier. The main topic of this conversation was the history of alimex and how the company overcame its biggest crisis.

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