Hütte Klein-Reichenbach (HKB) was initially founded as a brick factory in 1892. In the 1960s, it was converted into an aluminium smelting plant. Since then, we at HKB have been producing aluminium in the form of aluminium ingots and granules in a smelting process. These products are used for deoxidation in steel manufacturing and as alloying agents.
Today, HKB is a highly productive, state-of-theart aluminium smelting plant with a capacity of 50,000 tons per year. Being a recognised partner of the steel industry, our products are sold successfully all over the EU and beyond; our export quota amounts to 90%. HKB is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.
As the leading producer in Europe, HKB produces deoxidation aluminium using 100% aluminium scrap, which is shipped to us either bare, painted or coated. The scrap delivered can be either loose, sheared or packaged.
Our staff inspect, process and store the aluminium scrap according to the latest standards in a sheltered area until it is used in production.
Thanks to our regenerative smelting process and the unique mode of operation of our furnace, we produce efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way. In the production process, the scrap pieces
of used aluminium are melted. Then they are cast into aluminium ingots and aluminium granules in the respective casting system, according to the client’s desired specification.
aluminium granules are hemispherical in shape and are moulded with a diameter of 4mm to 12mm.
aluminium ingots are moulded in the form of truncated aluminium pyramids with a weight of 80g to 500g.
For us at HKB, environmental and climate protection have been a natural part of our company philosophy for more than 25 years and will continue to be so. As a part of the aluminium industry, we are fully committed to counter the growing CO2 emissions.
In 1995, we implemented an environmental management system and have been certified according to the global standard ISO:14001 ever since. Our products are made of 100% recycling material (aluminium scraps), reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 97% compared to primary aluminium production.