Réseau Trans-Al inc.

Réseau Trans-Al inc.

November 09, 2005 10:00 ET

Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap, Strategic Positioning, Trends and Stakes for the Canadian Industry

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2005) - Reseau Trans-Al today announced the launch of the Technology Roadmap on Aluminium Transformation. The goal of this project is to provide the Canadian industry with information on market trends in a global context and to identify technological or commercial activities offering the greatest potential for wealth creation.

In September 2000, the Canadian Aluminium Industry's first Technology Roadmap was tabled, offering a general overview of the industry (www.trans-al.com). Nearly five years later, industry needs are clearer and call for a focus on aluminium transformation rather than its production. The core objective of the project is to conduct a thorough analysis of aluminium transformation as a function of its technologies and markets. Furthermore, an analysis of the position of Canadian equipment manufacturers in this market will be performed.
The project consists in three steps: A review of the 2000 Roadmap to identify the technology and market information currently available, a survey of world-class specialists as well as a series of focus groups across Canada bringing together specialists in various target markets and technologies, and finally, a tabulation of the information and recommendations collected.

The recommendations and strategic information will be available to Canadians by October 2006 when the new Technology Roadmap is scheduled to be tabled. The total estimated investment for this project is around $345,000 ($145,000 in-kind services and $200,000 in cash contributions)

The project will be supervised by a STEERING COMMITTEE (see list at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/traa1.pdf) that includes industry and public sector representatives who are concerned with aluminium transformation. Management of the project rests with Reseau Trans-Al inc.,directly supported by a specialist from NRC-Aluminium Technoloy Center (NRC-ATC). A group of technical experts in emerging technologies and potential markets will be constituted and invited to contribute to the study. The team will also have access to sub-contractors and consultants as needed.

Members of the Steering Committee wish to acknowledge the contribution of their partners : Canada Economic Development (CED) $100,000, Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) $75,000, Ministere du Developpement economique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation (MDEIE) of Quebec $24,500, and the in-kind service contribution of National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Reseau Trans-Al Inc.

Contact Information

  • Reseau Trans-Al inc.
    Jean Pare
    Steering Committee President
    (418) 690-6723 (cell)