Artem Asatur, Co-Chairman of the Aluminium Association, took part in a business visit to Turkey as part of the delegation of Krasnoyarsk Territory, headed by Sergey Vereshchagin, Deputy Chairman of the regional government. During meetings with leading Turkish business associations and foreign companies, they discussed the development of cooperation in a number of areas, including the supply of goods and import-export operations.
In a presentation on the use of aluminium solutions in the construction industry, Artem Asatur pointed out that construction is one of the main consumers of aluminium. Aluminium is growing in popularity as a construction material because of its advantages such as sustainability, lightness, strength, processability, corrosion resistance, and low-temperature resistance. In 2021, construction accounted for 22.2 million tonnes of aluminium products, or 24% of the world’s total consumption of the metal. In Russia, this amounted to 340,000 tonnes, or 24% of all aluminium products, last year. In recent years, innovative aluminium-based materials and technology solutions have been increasingly used in the construction of transport infrastructure facilities, i.e., bridges with aluminium structures. Foreign customers have already appreciated the advantages of this solution. The prefabricated buildings fit into any landscape and meet the current requirements of a closed-loop economy.
Translucent self-supporting structures made of aluminium alloys, used for the construction of residential and office buildings, as well as large-scale sports and shopping complexes, are gaining popularity. The self-supporting structure technology developed in Russia allows them to be designed and shaped into virtually any shape, limited only by the architect’s imagination.
Artem Asatur met with representatives of the Association of Industrialists and Businessmen of the Aluminium Industry (GALSIAD) to discuss the supply of aluminium industry products to Turkey and the participation of Turkish companies in the Krasnoyarsk Technological Valley.
The meetings resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with GALSIAD, aimed at developing mutually beneficial cooperation in the production and consumption of aluminium in Russia and Turkey, as well as promoting fair competition in the international trade of aluminium and aluminium products.
Russia plays a key role in providing Turkey with aluminium. Russia’s share of imports is about 26%, and for some items it is more than 50%. There is a potential for developing trade through the supply of high-tech products from Russia for the actively developing Turkish construction industry.