The alimex Difference

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The alimex Difference

alimex has a long history in the aluminium market with over 45 years as industry leaders, during which time we have continued to innovate and evolve.

Customer experience is paramount to us, offering high value and quality. Using cutting edge technology enables us to deliver world class products and CNC sub contract services, providing our clients with a sustainable competitive advantage.

The History

alimex was founded in the 1970’s in Bad Homburg by Helmut Geller, operating in the international aluminium trading business.

In 1984 Geller was responsible for revolutionising the process of manufacturing high precision aluminium cast plates, with the ACP 5080 and ACP 5080R cast plates entering production.

In 2002 alimex introduced precision aluminium CNC machined components to their product offering.

What We Do?

Cuts and Plates

Our industry leading production facilities comprise of heat treatment, horizontal and circular band saws, large plate milling machines, CMM inspection equipment, automated stock handling and cutting ERP software.

These facilities, coupled with our highly skilled teams ensure we are able to be responsive and flexible to customer requirements. We are able to accommodate both high and low volume orders, without compromising on the world class quality clients have come to expect from alimex.

As one of the UK’s largest stockists of cast plates and blocks, including standard and non standard sizes and thicknesses (both metric and imperial sizes), we are able to offer fast, efficient cutting & delivery services.

In addition we provide precision cut to size services directly from our UK facilities, again ensuring a professional and efficient turnaround on client requirements.

Production capacity of aluminium plates with sawn or machined surfaces;

Lengths up to 6000 mm
Widths up to 2800 mm
Thicknesses from 5 mm to 1060mm

CNC Machining

alimex manufacture complex precision CNC machined components, effectively, competitively, without compromising on quality, within our cutting edge production facilities.

Specialising in the production of short / medium runs, offering proactive support and development to assist with design, prototype development and manufacture:

Using the latest technology and CAD software, our teams are able to manage advanced geometry, using CMM equipment to inspect for quality control, prior to client delivery.

We have a comprehensive range of 2, 3 and 5 Axis CNC milling machines to accommodate large aluminium components up to 4500 x 3000 x 1000mm. Our CNC turning capacity include semi-automated and manual machines with a maximum turning diameter of 1400mm x 800mm.

All components are inspected within a temperature controlled room and verified with our CMM machines which can effectively manage components up to 4000 x 2000 x 1500mm.

alimex Today

Still a family owned business, aluminium cast plates remain at the heart of alimex, complimented by the introduction of precision CNC machined aluminium in 2002.

In order to retain our position as leaders in the market place, we invest heavily in staff, training and our bespoke production facilities, ensuring we are ahead of the curve with new innovations and technology. In addition we are proud to be ISO9001 accredited.