Torbjorn Sternsjo

Torbjörn Sternsjö

Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Gränges

Torbjorn Sternsjo needs no introduction to the international aluminum community. Starting from his home base of Sweden, Torbjorn has been in charge of aluminum rolling mills and extrusion presses throughout north and south Asia. That background in operations makes him a leader in the business of aluminum. Torbjorn’s knowledge and experience in both the operational and commercial sides have made him a much sought-after commentator for aluminum conferences around the world, and it is with great pleasure that AZ Global Consulting can welcome Torbjorn to our panel of presenters this year.

Moderator: SESSION: Downstream and End User
Cut to the Chase! Is aluminium the solution that we think it is?

All Sessions by Torbjörn Sternsjö

9:50 am - 10:30 am

  • The world's current production stands at almost 70M Tons of primary aluminium metal. How can we get to 150MT?
  • How can we get there using secondary aluminium metal? We need to drastically increase our recycling volume, but is this achievable in reality?
  • The demand versus supply for green aluminium is imbalanced. Will the world be able to source enough metal at zero or near-zero emissions?
  • What is happening with the semi-finished and the finished products markets? What is happening with extrusion products? Rolling mills? Car manufacturers' scrap recycling systems are thriving in Thailand and in Malaysia - What can South East Asia teach the rest of the world about scrap recycling?
  • What are the plans that can help further improve scrap and recycling in these countries?
  • Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam markets are quickly developing downstream ultra-modern industries. Is China under threat from the growing industries in South East Asia?
  • Can we create the right balance between supply and demand? make it a win-win for everyone?
  • What do consumers need? Is aluminium really the metal of the future? What about other substitutes? Steel, Copper, Plastic, Carbon Fibre? Is aluminium a threat or threatened? Any other industries that can replace aluminium in its pursuit of sustainability? What downstream products are needed? Do we need to relook at the applications? increase the range? replace other metals?