(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) said its metal production of 881,310 metric tonnes in 2011 is the highest in its 40-year history, a significant leap from 850,700 mtpa reported in 2010.
Commenting on this success, Alba Chief Executive Laurent Schmitt said "It was a challenging year for most industries in Bahrain, and yet, in 2011, Alba succeeded in achieving the highest metal production in the company s 40-year history."
He also underlined that this achievement was accomplished without incurring any additional expenditure.
According to him, the success of Alba SmartWay launched in 2010 as a bottom-up approach to achieve improved competitiveness provided a key cornerstone in bringing about greater operational efficiency to sustain regional and global challenges in the decades to come.
"Alba's high-grade aluminium product range includes standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, propertzi ingots and molten aluminium. They are produced to high purity standards that exceed 99.9 per cent,' he added.