Aktuality

Information on past development activities of accounting unit and of its status

Aluprogress  a.s.  (former  Confal  CZ  a.s.)  was   established on 18  May 2015  for  the purpose of  acquisition of  an equity interest in Aluprogress Strakonice s.r.o. (formerly Brabant Alucast Czech, Site Strakonice s.r.o.).

The Company manufactures  and processes aluminum alloy casts in the form of high- and low-pressure casting, including hydraulic tests of machined castings and simple assemblies.  The automo- tive industry is the company’s main customer.

After 2016, when the turnover of Aluprogress Strakonice s.r.o. (formerly Brabant Alucast Czech, Site Strakonice s.r.o.) stabilized at the level of EUR 30 million, Aluprogress a.s. recorded a slightly lower turnover of  EUR 28  million in 2017  due to  a reduced number of customer tool orders.

Sales and marketing

The following projects were carried out in series production:

New projects:

  • Worm Housing CMF-B / 3rd phase (JTEKT Automotive Czech Plzen)
  • Throttle body Ford NEO (Delphi)

Increased volume of an existing project:

  • Cover “N” (Magna Austria)
  • Cover “F” (Magna Austria)
  • Filtrauto FL 533 (Sogefi)

New projects acquired in 2017:

  • Compressor Cover 1.5L EVO (MTEE)

 

High production capacity utilization  meant the company was not seeking out  new projects; nonetheless, several ongoing projects were expanded.

The table  shows the main customers’ share of revenues in 2017:

Customer Country Shares on sales
JTEKT Automotive Czech Republic/ France 26 %
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES Holland 18 %
PAULSTRA HUTCHINSON France 13 %
GKN DRIVELINE Italy 12 %
SOGEFI France 8 %
MAGNA POWERTRAIN Austria/ Germany 8 %
OERLIKON GRAZIANO Italy 7 %
GM Austria/ Hungary 3 %
DELPHI Poland 2 %
OTHER 3 %

 

There was no significant change in customer share in overall sales compared to  2016.  Both  MHI and JTEKT  strengthened their positions through the expansion of ongoing projects. It is evident from the development of customer shares that  we’re succeeding to increase the share of strategic products in production and sales.

 

 

Sales and Marketing

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Employment Relations

In 2017,  Aluprogress a.s. had an average of  445  noncontingent workers. As at 31 December 2017, the Company recorded 433  employees, of  which 294  men and 139  women. The employee breakdown was 251 direct labor, […]