About Us

About Us

Who We Are

At Advanced-Materials-Concepts, we have a decades-long history in innovative materials for industries which demand challenging material solutions. We are an expert network, providing technical and commercial services in the area of advanced materials and their processes. We help our customers to select the right material or the right process for their applications. We are also continually advancing innovative materials and processes to provide our customers with cutting-edge, custom-tailored and best available solutions. This allows our customers to offer differentiated products and performances. Advanced-Materials-Concepts is led by the founder and owner Dr.-Ing. Achim Hofmann.

Our network includes:

Material Scientists

Application Engineers

Manufacturing & Process Experts

Quality Experts

Commercial and Finance Professionals


Dr.-Ing. Achim Hofmann graduated at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) with honors in Materials Science in 1996 and continued in a role as scientific researcher at the Chair of Manufacturing Technology to gain PhD in 2002 in the field of “Enhancement of the deep drawability of aluminium sheet by process optimized blanks“.

After his university career, Achim joined the Technology Leader Alcoa, at that time the largest integrated aluminum company in the world. At Alcoa, Achim held various technical and commercial roles, before he joined the aluminium extrusion business of Sapa (now Hydro) from 2010 to 2012 as Managing Director of Sapa Bolzano in Italy. From 2013 to 2019, Achim was leading Arconic´s Business Development Projects in Europe & Asia for the Business Units “Forgings and Extrusions”, “Engineered Structures” and  “Global Rolled Products and Extrusions.