Cheaper Chinese imports sink Hulamin’s Gauteng plant

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Cheaper Chinese imports sink Hulamin’s Gauteng plant

Olifantsfontein factory to close as operating costs deliver an additional body blow to the aluminium extrusions firm

Siseko Njobeni

Listed aluminium supplier and exporter Hulamin has blamed low-priced Chinese imports and rising operating costs for the woes of its aluminium extrusions business.

Hulamin Extrusions is a supplier of standard and custom aluminium extrusions for use in the engineering and architectural markets.

It has begun the restructuring of the extrusions business, which will result in the retrenchment of 200 employees...

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