Zalco is a supplier of aluminium extrusion billets and rolling slabs. This is Zalco final product, which in turn serves as a raw material for the aluminium processing industry such as pressing shops and rolling mills.
The product is processed in a very broad spectrum of goods, from consumer goods to machinery.
It goes without saying that product quality is a strict requirement and merits a great deal of attention within the organisation.
Each product manufactured is analysed for the right composition by means of an OES (Optical Emission Spectrometer) before casting is begun.
Quality measurements are taken throughout the entire manufacturing process in order to meet the strictest customer requirements.
Every product can be homogenised.
A clear print can be applied to each product according to customer specification.
The market set strict requirements not only on the final product, but on the processes used to manufacture them as well, either directly or indirectly. After all, the products alone are not the only thing that factor in to customer satisfaction: reliability of delivery, sustainability and guaranteed continuity are also make their contribution.
Thus Zalco ensures continuous inspection and improvement of the processes in addition to product quality control.
Zalco transport facilities consist of trucking by road, water transport by lighter or railway transport, if desired. Road access to the hinterland is regarded as very convenient. The German Ruhr area is a 2½ hour drive; the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp can be reached via open water.
We serve our customers in the aluminium industry throughout Europe from this strategic location.
Zalco has a progressive Health, Safety and Environment programme (HSE). Health, Safety and the Environment are of paramount importance at Zalco, which constantly bears the quality of products and services in mind as well.
Zalco does everything in its power to meet the requirements and expectations of its customers as well as the needs of its employers and other parties it collaborates with. Zalco does so with respect to the health and safety of its employees as well as of other people, protecting the environmental to the best of its ability in the process.
Spearheads of the HSE policy are:
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Construction of the plant Pechiney Nederland NV (PNL) began in 1969 under commission of French multinational Pechiney.
At that time, Vlissingen was selected as the location for the business because it was situated on deep water, which facilitates bringing in raw materials and transporting final products. The plant consisted of 3 large departments: the electrolysis department where aluminium was extracted from alumina in an electrolytic process; a foundry where the aluminium produced was cast; and a department that produced anodes for the electrolysis furnaces.
The first furnace was started up in April 1971. Prince Bernhard officially opened the plant in October of that year.
The factory as a whole shut down in December 2011.
In the middle of 2012 the foundry continued under the name Zalco.