SAG wins GreenTech Award 2020/21

The Salzburger Aluminium Group was recently ranked among the top 5% of companies as a “Leading Innovator” at the GreenTech Awards 2020/21 and was awarded with a special prize. The reason for this is the company’s numerous patents for innovations that make a significant contribution to climate protection, such as the cryo tank technology developed in Lend for LNG-operated trucks.

Every year, the ÖGVS (Österr. Gesellschaft für Verbraucherschutz GmbH) awards prizes to Austrian companies and research institutions whose inventiveness demonstrably contributes to climate protection or which enable adaptation to climate change through new ideas. The study focused on the number of patents granted to Austrian companies in the patent class CPC Y02 “Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaption against Climate Change” in the period 2017-2020. The ÖGVS search covered all patent offices worldwide. The basic parameter patent number was rounded off and condensed into a score value by the qualitative moment of citation frequency. Special award winners are the best 5% of all ranked companies.

Details of the survey and an overview of all this year’s prize winners can be found at

SAG: Global player with local footprint in seven countries

The Salzburger Aluminium Group is an Austrian family business with 1200 employees worldwide (350 in Austria) at 10 locations in Europe and Mexico. The headquarters of the company, which goes back to Salzburger Aluminium, founded in 1898, is in Lend/Salzburg. Other SAG facilities in Austria are in Schwarzach/Pongau and Vienna. SAG has subsidiaries in Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain and Mexico. As market leader for aluminium tanks for trucks, SAG is a worldwide supplier to all major OEMs. Other products include air reservoirs, compressed air tanks and special components for the commercial vehicle, railway and special vehicle industries. The company is also the technological leader in the field of cryogenic tanks for LNG (liquid natural gas) and was the first company to bring rheocasting (semi-solid casting process for aluminium) to series production maturity. The export quota is over 90 percent. It supplies all major truck manufacturers and many international car manufacturers as well as OEMs in the rail and special vehicles sector. The turnover of the entire group of companies in 2019 was around EUR 220 millions.