Momentum Manufacturing Group Invests in New Aluminum Extrusion Press Line to Double Production Output

March 10, 2021
New Extrusion Press Line

Momentum Manufacturing Group (MMG), one of the top ten largest metal manufacturers in North America, announced it is investing $12 million in the first phase of a new aluminum extrusion press line for its custom aluminum extrusion manufacturing operations in Franklin, NH. The investment will double current extrusion output to 55 million pounds and support growing demand from customers and partners for aluminum extrusions and value-added components.

Made by Italy-based Presezzi Extrusion Group, the world-class 2,920-ton, 8-inch press line includes the latest in automation and mechanical technology and advanced safety features, including:

  • Presezzi ESS energy-saving system provides a 35% reduction in energy requirements compared to many existing systems.
  • Six-stage, energy-efficient tapered aluminum billet furnace.
  • Two-stage post extrusion quench system with enhanced, distortion-free cooling.
  • High-precision double-stage finish saw.
  • Fully automated operation, post extrusion through transfer to tempering operation.

“We see continued demand from new and existing customers across all industries for custom extruded profiles, as well as expanded downstream, value-added manufacturing process requirements, including precision machining, fabrication, laser tube cutting, automated welding, and assembly, says Andrew Curland, President at MMG | Vitex Extrusion. “The new press line enables us to address this demand and support future growth plans for the company.”

The new extrusion line is expected to be operational in December 2021. The project’s second phase will commence in late 2022 and include additional aging capacity, automated overhead crane movement, and automated packaging. MMG | Vitex Extrusion will partner with Presezzi and Belco Industries for the new equipment and planning.

Continued Investments in Manufacturing Capabilities

The purchase continues MMG’s commitment to invest in new technologies for greater efficiency and quality. Since purchasing Vitex Extrusion in 2019, MMG has invested in new machining equipment for its aluminum extrusion business and expanded the company’s value-added business in 2021 with the acquisition of a dedicated 50,000 sq. ft. facility adjacent to the Franklin, NH, extrusion plant.