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.
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The following projects were carried out in series production:
- 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:
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.