Throughout its history, AMG’s predecessor companies have advanced metallurgical-based technologies to provide innovative solutions for industrial challenges.
AMG Aluminum continues that proud tradition today.
LSM Brasil celebrates its centennial. KB Alloys is renamed AMG Aluminum North America. AMG Aluminum UK Limited is formed.
AMG Aluminum is formed by combining the aluminum activities of KB Alloys, LSM UK, and LSM Brasil with headquarters in Wayne, PA, USA.
AMG purchases KB Alloys from Code Hennessy & Simmons.
KBA establishes a joint venture, Nanjing Yunhai KB Alloys Co. Ltd., with Nanjing Welbow Metals Co., Ltd. in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
CIF splits into two legal entities: CIF Mineração S.A. (tantalum mining) and LSM Brasil S.A.
Expansion and modernization of the Carandaí Hydroelectric Plant in Brazil, with new capacity to generate 4.3MW of electricity, allows LSM Brasil to be self-sufficient for its electricity needs.
LSM (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd. is formed by LSM UK in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China, and begins production of ALTAB® alloying tablets.
AMG becomes a publicly traded company listed on the NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange.
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG) is formed by Safeguard International.
Conform rod equipment is installed at LSM Brasil for production of specialty alloys in rod form.
A new continuous Properzi caster and rolling rod mill is installed putting LSM UK at the forefront of TiBAl® grain refining technology.
Safeguard International acquires the assets of Metallurg, Inc., which include LSM UK and CIF.
KBA announces the development and patent of a new class of aluminum grain refiners based on the titanium carbon system, TICAR®.
KBA builds a Technology Center at the Henderson County facility to provide new product and process development and technical support to the market.
After initiating technical and manufacturing know-how in the early 1980’s, LSM Brasil begins production of aluminum master alloys in São João del Rei, MG, Brazil after acquisition and installation of equipment.
In response to customer needs, KBA develops and introduces 5% Boral® in the AlB2 structure for reduced furnace sludge buildup.
LSM UK patents a range of alloying tablets marketed under the brand name ALTAB®.
Ground is broken for a new KBA facility in Henderson County, KY, USA, for the production of aluminum master alloys.
Production of grain refining rod TiBAl® at LSM UK changes to a continuously cast/rolled route.
KBA completes a fully integrated aluminum master alloy rod production plant at Wenatchee, WA, USA, the largest of its type in the world producing grain refining rod using a continuous process.
KBA develops the rod form of grain refiners TIBOR® and TITAL®. This form makes possible the continuous inoculation of aluminum heats external to the furnace.
After purchasing the Carandaí River Hydroelectric Plant in Minas Gerais (which is still in operation and supplies more than 100% of the factory’s demand), LSM Brasil moves its industrial facilities to São João del Rei, MG, Brazil.
KBA’s Wenatchee plant begins production, supplying grain refiners and alloying agents to the aluminum industry in the Pacific Northwest.
KBA introduces high concentration hardener alloys.
Several of KBA’s customers suggest that a metallurgical grain refiner to replace the chemical compounds would be an important improvement. The company develops TITAL® and TIBOR® and begins production following the installation of electric furnace melting facilities.
LSM UK establishes its aluminum department using induction furnaces to melt aluminum to produce master alloys and TiBAl® grain refiners in waffle plate and ingot form for the aluminum industry.
The Kawecki Chemical Company, which will eventually become KB Alloys (KBA), is formed in Boyertown, PA, USA and begins the manufacture of potassium zirconium fluoride and potassium titanium fluoride, chemical compounds used by the aluminum industry at the time.
London and Scandinavian Metallurgical Co. Limited (LSM UK) is formed in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England as a metal alloy production facility with production commencing in 1940.
Companhia Industrial Fluminense (CIF) is founded in the city of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil.