exlabesa is currently based in the German town of Minden (North Rhine-Westphalia), following the acquisition of Weseralu GmbH & Co.KG, one of the most renowned aluminum profile factories in Germany. The town extends on both sides of the Weser River and is considered the administrative center of the region because of its historical and political tradition. The city is also known for the crossing of the Mittelland Canal, an important waterway that connects Germany, France, Switzerland and the Benelux countries with Poland, the Czech Republic and the Baltic Sea.
The factory has a long history, which dates back to 1955, when it was founded as a branch of Steel Construction Dr. Wiesner & Co., however, the first aluminum extrusion press was introduced to the market not until 1962.
From the very beginning, this manufacturing hub distinguished itself by its innovative character, focusing on continuous modernization of its extrusion presses. Following this long journey of more than six decades, in 2016 it became part of exlabesa, intensifying its activities in the field of processed profiles.
Nowadays, this production center comprises 10,000 SQM of facilities and directly employs more than 100 people and supports more than 400 customers located mainly in Germany.
The key segment of the plant’s activities is the industry, where almost all finished products are designed for mechanical and electrical engineering, automotive and railway solutions, as well as products for the medical, construction or furniture manufacturing industries.
> 2 extrusion lines: 2500 tones / 1600 tones with capacity of 13 000 tones / year
> Alloys: 3XXX, 5XXX, 6005, 6060, 6063, 6082, 6101, 6106, 7020
> 1 coating line
> 1 anodizing line
> Shape and position tolerances up to factor 10 (DIN EN 755-9 and 12020-2)
> The weight of the meter is generally between 100 g and 25 kg with a profile of up to 14 m
> Circle limited to Ø 240 mm and flat profiles up to 300 mm wide
> Certificate IATF 16949:2019
> Manufacturer of verified and approved material according to AD 2000 Merkblatt W0
> Manufacturing control system according to DIN EN 15088: 2006, Annex ZA
> Environmental Management Certificate according to ISO 14001