At Constellium, our customers are also our partners, and we provide them with the opportunity to collaborate closely with our expert team at the Constellium Technology Center (C-TEC) in France. Together we work to develop new products and help them improve their processes through our prototyping line..

Improve both products and processes

We innovate to improve both products and processes:

  • Product innovation involves developing and testing new textures, surface qualities, coatings, and alloys, such as the alloy for Aeral™. 

C-TEC works with our plants worldwide on research and development. Our Neuf Brisach plant, for example, has been working with C-TEC and our lacquer suppliers for several years to develop BPA-free coatings. As a result, it has become one of the first European suppliers of "BPA NI" lacquer for coated aluminium in beverage can ends and food cans.

  • Process innovation aims to improve processes along the entire value chain, including on the lines of our customers.

Our close partnership with Sandvik, a leading producer of tools for beverage can manufacturing, has helped us explore ways of optimizing tooling and metal surfaces to increase the productivity of beverage can lines.

We have developed a new solution to optimize the use of metal during the drawing and ironing process, thereby reducing the amount of metal lost during manufacture.

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Full Technical Support

In addition to innovation, our experienced customer technical services team offers comprehensive support in customer plants worldwide.

Dedicated team for technical assistance:

  • Years of experience
  • Presence at the customers’
  • Understanding of customers’ needs
  • Technical support
  • Expertise
  • Helping improve making lines efficiency
  • Accompanying customers in new developments