Achenbach OPTIMILL®: Strip Rolling Mills, Thin Strip Rolling Mills, Foil Rolling Mills – Achenbach OPTIROLL® Rolling Mill Automation – Achenbach OPTIFOIL®: Rewinders, Doublers, SepaSlit, HeavySlit, JumboSlit, LightSlit – Achenbach OPTIPURE®: SUPERSTACK II Filtration Systems, AIRPURE Exhaust Air Purification Systems, ROILPURE Rolling Oil Rectification Systems – Achenbach OPTILINK®: CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM FOR EQUIPMENT TO MONITOR PRODUCTION AND ADD VALUE BY VARIOUS MEANS (E.G., CONDITION MONITORING, ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS, OEE ANALYSIS).

Achenbach SES as associate member of the Aluminum Association

Alliance, Ohio; October 2023:

The Joint Venture Achenbach SES LLC, established in 2016, successfully applied for an associate membership at the Aluminum Association. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the association in Washington D.C., Steffen Geisweid and John P Wallace took the opportunity to get acquainted with the organization and people involved.  100+ delegates made this event an interesting place for networking and making acquaintances. The Association represents companies that make 70% of the aluminum and aluminum products shipped in North America, comprising a workforce of more than 164,000 employees in the United States.

The Joint Venture provides large benefits for all operating companies of rolling and slitting of thin gauges in North America’s non-ferrous industry. Achenbach’s cooperation as leading and experienced technology provider from Germany with SES LLC ( in the US as a recognized supplier of high-quality machinery for the metal processing industry and service provider, stand for first-class technical solutions. The package for potential customers starts with professional consultation, engineering, and supplies, from a single spare part up to complex projects (revamp and new) including latest trends in sustainability, reduced energy consumption, and exhaust emissions, as well as digitalization.

We´re proud to be an associate member of the Aluminum Association, and we look forward to presenting best in class solutions to the North American producers.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


“The show floor for the ALUMINUM USA 2023 is sold out” – Returning to Nashville after Louisville hosting the 2021 event, more than 220 exhibitors join and gain direct access to various industry professionals. More than 20 speakers from various sectors (e.g., producers, manufacturers, research analysts, recycling, automotive, battery manufacturing, associations, government bodies) complete this important event.

Achenbach SES is a third time attendee to the ALUMINUM USA, and several milestone developments support our attendance. These milestones include the strengthening of the Joint Venture itself end of 2022, becoming a member of the Aluminum Association of North America, signing a strategic alliance with CECO Environmental (Busch) and not to forget the forthcoming installation of the battery foil rolling complex for Lotte in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

We thank our North American customers for their visit and involvement into promising projects, paving the way forward for flat rolled aluminum products.


August 15, 2023

We are very pleased that our customer Gränges America Inc. has just granted us factory acceptance for an Achenbach SepaSlit® Slitting Machine. During this week’s on-site visit to Buschhütten, the customer was very satisfied with the functionality and performance of the brand-new machine. Equipped with special features to meet the high requirements of the highly sensitive battery foil, it impresses with an optimized slitting section, additional inspection systems as well as special cleaning devices. 

After dismantling next week, the SepaSlit will be delivered to the Newport site in the USA, where on-site installation will take place in the 4th quarter of this year. We are happy about the good cooperation with Gränges and thank all those involved.


visit the achenbach ses booth at the aluminum usa show

Music City Center, Nashville, TN | Booth 309 | October 25-26, 2023

Visit Achenbach SES at Booth 309 at the upcoming Aluminum USA 2023.  No other event in the industry puts you in direct contact with as many companies and industry leaders as ALUMINUM USA. Along with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and implementations within the aluminum industry, Aluminum USA allows you to connect with industry experts like Achenbach SES, who are ready to solve your toughest challenges. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!


Contrary to the cancellations of other trade fairs caused by COVID-19, ALUMINUM USA actually took place from September 1-2, 2021. An important change was the new location of the fContrary to the cancellations of other trade fairs caused by COVID-19, ALUMINUM USA actually took place from September 1-2, 2021. An important change was the new location of the fair, which was in Louisville/Kentucky instead of Nashville/Tennessee. 118 international exhibitors presented their aluminum products and services, from production to processing, for approximately 2,500 visitors. As at the previous fair, our joint venture Achenbach SES had a joint stand with SES Salico.

ALUMINIUM USA was characterized by a comparatively high number of visitors and the quality of contacts and discussions due to the changes of the North American market for flat-rolled products made of aluminum and copper alloys: The combination of high penalty duties on imports and the pandemic-related disruption of supply chains seems to be fueling the willingness to invest in local production sites. Thus, on the one hand, many rolling mills that have been shut down for years are being reactivated, and on the other hand, new plants are again conceivable. In both cases, Achenbach is happy to contribute with its own expertise and the support of SES. Parallel to the trade fair contacts, we have also received further project inquiries from North America, which seem to confirm the increased investment interest. Subsequent customer visits served to get to know new prospects and to present Achenbach’s portfolio.air, which was in Louisville/Kentucky instead of Nashville/Tennessee. 118 international exhibitors presented their aluminum products and services, from production to processing, for approximately 2,500 visitors. As at the previous fair, our joint venture Achenbach SES had a joint stand with SES Salico.


On February 24-25, 2020 the Battery Tech USA Conference was held in Los Angeles.  This conference focused on the current status and the latest developments in the market for car batteries for electric vehicles. Achenbach-SES participated in order to acquire information in market development and the latest status of technological battery foil requirements.  A considerable part of the aluminum foil needed for the battery’s cathode as a carrier material is rolled on Achenbach OPTIMILL® Foil Rolling Mills and is then slit to the requested width on Achenbach OPTIFOIL® Slitting Machines.

With production volumes increasing, the manufacture of the cell and module, up to the assembly of the car battery, still takes place mainly in Asia.  However, further production plants are planned in Europe and North America. ACHENBACH will contribute to these expansions, amongst others, to include a rolling mill producing battery foil grades which will commissioned in Hungary in 2021.

Looking Back On Aluminum USA 2019, Nashville Tennessee

Nashville Tennessee

In September 2019, Achenbach SES took part in the ALUMINUM USA Trade Show and Conference held in Nashville, TN.  ALUMINUM USA has grown to one of the largest aluminum industry networking platforms in North America featuring representatives from raw materials to semi-finished products and recycling, including producers of equipment and high-end machinery and technology.

Achenbach SES had the opportunity to make valuable customer contacts resulting in many positive discussions. Most visitors expressed their interest in the Achenbach OPTIMILL® Foil Rolling Mills and the IoT platform for the overall machinery networking of the individual value chain levels. This platform allows the operator to control and operate his current production, focusing on quantity and quality at any time and from anywhere in the world.

André Barten, CEO of Achenbach Buschhütten, was one of the participants of the panel discussion ‘Global Foil Markets – Growth and Sustainability’ and gave a lecture on the situation of the worldwide foil production and, specifically, North America.

We look forward to meeting with our customers at ALUMINUM USA 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky!

In Motion 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter / June 2018 – Edition 9

Presentation at Google Cloud Summit

High regard, great honour and interest in the cloud-based platform Achenbach OPTILInK® for digital system networking of complete production units: André Barten presented Achenbach OPTILInK® to developers and companies from all over the world on the occasion of the Google Cloud Summit in Munich. Main topic of this summit were the latest developments in the fields of ‘Big Data’, ‘Internet of Things’, A demanding Achenbach HeavySlit for soft and thin strip aluminum foils has been successfully commissioned at Laminazione Sottile, Ca – ser ta, Italy. It produces roughing material for the automotive and the ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Machine learning’ and ‘Predictive Maintenance’. Please contact or visit us in October at our booth during ALUMInIUM 2018 in Düsseldorf: In addition to our latest developments you will learn a lot about the concrete benefits of our new cloud based OPTILInK® platform. piping industry. It were the unique technology components that convinced Laminazione Sottile to decide in favour of Achenbach OPTIFOIL®