The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) communicates the benefits of aluminum in transportation applications to help accelerate its penetration through research programs and related outreach activities. Our mission is to serve member companies and act as a central resource for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries on aluminum issues.
As automotive fuel economy, battery range and carbon footprint become critical areas of focus for the industry and its customers, automotive aluminum will continue to play a vital role in the design and engineering of cars and light trucks. The ATG continues to promote research and programs that highlight the positive efficiency, safety, durability, vehicle performance and environmental benefits of the metal, as well as its increasing growth in transportation applications.
Stakeholders in the commercial vehicle industry are also facing several challenges today from rising energy costs, a weak economy and the growing concern over greenhouse gas emissions. As federal safety mandates continue to add weight to heavy-duty vehicles, there has never been a better time for manufacturers, fleet and owner-operators, shippers and legislators to begin exploring the options that alternative material choices offer. The ATG communicates the benefits of downweighting with aluminum, including the ability to increase payload capacity; lower maintenance costs; reduce fuel consumption; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; improve durability; and produce a higher resale value.
ATG Member Companies
The Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Association provides leadership to the industry through its programs and services which aim to enhance aluminum's position in a world of proliferating materials, increase its use as the "material of choice," remove impediments to its fullest use, and assist in achieving the industry's environmental, societal, and economic objectives. Member companies operate about 200 plants in the U.S and many conduct business worldwide.
International Aluminium Organizations
The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is the global forum of the world's aluminum producers. The Institute has 25 member companies and they are represented on the IAI Board of Directors by their top leadership. Together the IAI member companies represent more than 80 percent of world’s primary aluminum production. Through the IAI, the aluminum industry aims to promote a wider understanding of its activities and demonstrate its responsibility in relation to all key sustainability issues - environmental, health, safety and recycling.
The European Aluminium Association (EAA) represents the aluminum industry in Europe, encompassing primary aluminum producers, downstream manufacturers, producers of recycled aluminum and national aluminum associations. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, it aims to promote aluminum's contribution to sustainable development while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications.