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Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
IntroductionThe Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa (AFSA) is the voice of, and the gateway to the South African aluminium industry.
AFSA’s member companies operate in sectors of the aluminium industry that cover the full range of activities from primary aluminium production, secondary smelting [effectively scrap recycle], semi-conversion [rolled and extruded products], casting, fabrication and surface finishing.
Aims & Objectives
The South African aluminium industry focuses on:
The Purpose of AFSA is:
The Key Roles of the Federation, and the sector Associations operating under the aegis of AFSA, are to:
AFSA’s marketing strategy focuses on the generic promotion of the alloys of aluminium [including the “assets” and benefits of the alloys and their specific applications], the co-ordination of the promotional activities of the sector Associations, and development of commercial and educational material.
AFSA’s technical strategy focuses on it being a knowledge reservoir for aluminium alloy applications. As relevant, AFSA interacts with educational and research institutions and relevant industry organisations, both globally and locally. AFSA has a technical library that supports the industry and has a data base of the aluminium industry of South Africa.
AFSA’s members are grouped into one or more Industry sector Associations being the Aluminium Casters, Extruders, Fabricators, Sheet Product / Building and Surface Finishers Associations.
AFSA’s Associations concern themselves with the development of their industry
Gaining a place in overseas export markets is a major issue and AFSA works closely with the Department of Trade and Industry [and TISA especially] that provides considerable support to AFSA’s efforts and those of its members. AFSA also works closely with various other Government Departments that can benefit members’ activities.
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