Bohai Trimet

Historie Harzgerode

1873
Foundation of the "L. Meyer jun. & Co." foundry specializing in decorative cast-iron objects for the home

1936
Mitteldeutsche Leichtmetallwerke GmbH: sand, permanent mold and die casting for the German aerospace industry

1946 
Expropriation of the company and re-establishment as Metallwerke "GmbH Harzgerode" in piston production and light metal castings

1960
"VEB Druckguss- und Kolbenwerke Harzgerode", the biggest manufacturer of large diesel and vehicle pistons in East Germany

1990
Restoration of former company name "Metallwerke GmbH Harzgerode"          

1993 
Privatization as "Metallwerke GmbH Harzgerode"

2001
Acquisition by TRIMET AG Düsseldorf

2001
Merger with Aluminium Essen GmbH, Aluminium Recycling GmbH Gelsenkirchen, and Metallwerk Sömmerda; group renamed TRIMET ALUMINIUM GMBH

2002
TRIMET ALUMINIUM GMBH becomes TRIMET ALUMINIUM AG

2013
Change in company's legal form: TRIMET becomes an SE (Societas Europaea)

2018
TRIMET takes its automotive division into a joint venture with the Chinese automotive specialist Bohai Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. The merger opens up additional perspectives for BOHAI TRIMET Automotive as a system supplier to increasingly global automotive manufacturers and thus strengthens the two production sites in Harzgerode and Sömmerda for the long term.

 

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