Oetinger aluminium

Oetinger is a leading supplier of recycled aluminium, located in the South of Germany and Czech Republic. For over 75 years, we have been delivering liquid aluminium to top brands in the automotive sector and today, you can find our alloys in various parts of each car, from gear boxes to engines.

Aluminium, due to its lightweight properties and possibilities for endless recycling, is a material of the future. Recycling used aluminium scrap is challenging due to its initial composition and contamination, however, Oetinger’s long-lasting experience in this field allows us to provide customised alloys, perfectly fitting our customers’ needs. Recycling used metal and having business build on circular economy principles puts sustainability at the heart of our values. But we believe we can do more.

Over the next two decades, we aim to fully transition to clean energy, reduce the environmental and social impact of our manufacturing and fully automatise our production.

As part of the transition, Oetinger has already heavily invested into new technologies, including new furnaces and pre-processing units, and installed comprehensive energy and production monitoring system across the plants. In the upcoming years, further investments into optimising our production processes and reducing our energy requirement are planned, all leading to reducing the CO2 footprint of our products and the corresponding labour requirements.


    Topics of interest for cooperation with students and graduates (Internships, Master Thesis)

    At Oetinger we are interested in hosting students to undertake their internships and/or write their Master Thesis, with a specific focus on issues we face at Oetinger. The students will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of topics related to sustainable manufacturing, together with a real hands-on experience by being directly at the production facility and improving processes that they see in a real life.

    The main areas are, but not limited to the following:

    Theme 1: Energy efficiency - reducing gas consumption of our furnaces and other units, analysing long term energy trends
    Theme 2: Opportunities for renewable energy integration – studying options for fuel switching to electricity, hydrogen or biomethane
    Theme 3: Process optimisation – digitalisation of the processes, automatization of various tasks

    The student should have a working level of English or German, be independent and motivated to work with us on improving our processes.