CLEVELAND, OHIO – Aleris today announced that it has signed a four-year contract to provide molten aluminum to Daimler AG for the production of cylinder heads for all Daimler automobile models. Aleris is a merchant aluminum recycler and supplier of specification alloys in the United States and Europe.

Aleris recently installed a fifth furnace at its Deizisau, Germany, facility to increase capacity by 20 percent in order to support increased demand from Daimler.

Aleris constructed its Deizisau facility in 2006 in response to Daimler's need for specific aluminum alloys. Deizisau's location, just 15 kilometers from Daimler's production facility in Mettingen, Germany, enables efficient transport of the molten metal for just-in-time delivery, according to the company.

In addition to the benefits associated with a dedicated facility, Aleris Recycling sources scrap aluminum to meet customer specifications, offering customers maximum flexibility in manufacturing.