Company history: a success story!
The company began life in Froges, near the city of Grenoble in the French Alps, with the development of the first horizontal strip casting machine and its first patent, filed in 1958.
The company developed under the name of SCAL Engineering and then Pechiney Aluminium Engineering (PAE), mainly through the worldwide sales of the horizontal continuous caster, the Jumbo 3C.
Following its integration into the Pechiney group, the company diversified with the development of vertical DC slab casters and metal treatment systems, Alpur degassers and filters (CFF and PDBF).
In 2005, after the takeover of Pechiney by Alcan, PAE joined the spin-off company Novelis and became Novelis PAE.