Aluminium Processing

The primary production of aluminium is only the first link in a long value chain. After primary production comes processing, which produces many semi-finished and finished products for a variety of industries.


The delivery value of aluminium products is upwards of $5 billion, which represents a sizeable revenue for Québec’s economy.

Processors use different processes to exploit aluminium:


  • Primary processing, namely ingots and billets offered in a wide range of shapes and alloys
  • Rod and cable production
  • Rolling
  • Extrusion
  • Forging
  • Smelting
  • Aluminium powder, cutting and surface treatments


Processing Sectors


In Québec, processors are active in six main industries:


  • Construction
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Transport equipment
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Packaging

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