Welcome to Novelis
Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products, delivering unique solutions for the most demanding global applications, such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture and consumer electronics. Our unique material advantage, customer-focused innovation and unparalleled commitment to sustainability define the Novelis brand.
Novelis is a global company with a local footprint, ensuring that our customers can reach us from any part of the world. Our production sites, R&D facilities and sales offices can be found in 11 countries on four continents.
Our vision and company values reflect our capabilities and aspirations, and the unique properties of the products that we make. Our future lies in continually reinforcing the value proposition we offer to our customers and the commitments we’ve made to our coworkers, the environment and the communities in which we operate. By creating high-value products through innovation, we make the world lighter, brighter and better.
Experience in Action
How does that actually work, in real-world applications? Take the automotive market as an example: The future of automobiles is linked to the ability to increase fuel economy, reduce emissions and improve safety. By reducing vehicle weight through intelligent use of aluminum, we deliver on all of those goals. That’s better for people, and it’s better for the environment.
From aluminum building structures and architectural facades to aluminum bottles, from beverage cans to flatscreen TVs, Novelis is leading the way in creating products that showcase the light, bright and beautiful appearance of our metal.
But most importantly, Novelis is setting the world’s standard for innovation in aluminum products and aluminum recycling. We are opening up new applications for existing and new customers, and we are doing so by leveraging our technologically sophisticated assets and our unique combination of talent and expertise.
Our Core Company Values:
The following values, aligned with those of the Aditya Birla Group, guide our behavior in support of our strategy. As individuals and as a company, we live these values every day.
By always striving to act in a manner that is fair and honest, we adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in everything we do.
With integrity as our foundation, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to deliver value to all stakeholders by taking responsibility for our own actions and the collective actions of the Novelis team.
We bring a definitive passion to our relentless pursuit of shared goals and objectives, an energetic sense of engagement that is evident in our great enthusiasm for cooperative performance.
We endeavor to think and work seamlessly by leveraging the value of our shared beliefs and best practices across functional, business and geographic boundaries.
By responding to the needs of our customers and partners with focused urgency, we continuously seek to accelerate performance and shorten delivery timelines for optimum speed and efficiency.
Novelis: An Aluminum Company
Novelis is the global leader in rolled aluminum products and the largest recycler of aluminum in the world. Our premium product focus, industry-leading innovation, proven manufacturing excellence and unmatched global footprint serve a growing marketplace, while our commitment to an aggressive 80% recycled content goal distinguishes Novelis as a world leader in sustainable manufacturing.
Novelis transforms the inherent qualities of aluminum into vital components of innovative design in the creation of today’s high-demand consumer products. Our unique material advantage, customer-focused innovation and unparalleled commitment to sustainability define the Novelis Aluminum brand.
- Novelis Aluminum creates a unique material advantage for some the world’s leading consumer products manufacturers.
- Novelis Aluminum is a catalyst for innovation that fuels the design, development and global delivery of some of the world’s most successful consumer products.
- The lifecycle sustainability of Novelis Aluminum brings tremendous benefits to consumers, manufacturers and society as a whole.
World Class Customers
As the industry leader, we are recognized by the company we keep. Our customers include some of the largest and best-known brands in the world:
Unmatched Global Footprint
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we operate a network of advanced rolling and recycling facilities across four continents, serving all major industrialized markets of the world. Supported by our R&D centers and sales offices, this extensive manufacturing system allows us to reliably meet the needs of our customers, wherever they operate.
Recycling Drives Sustainability
Novelis is the world’s leader in aluminum recycling – we recycle approximately 50 billion beverage cans alone each year, enough to circle the globe more than 100 times. The recycled aluminum we collect and process is primarily utilized by our rolling facilities to produce new can sheet and other high-recycled content rolled aluminum products.
This re-creation of new aluminum sheet from recycled material forms a virtual closed loop that can be repeated endlessly – the ultimate sustainable manufacturing model. This model not only reduces the energy, water, landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions associated with our operations, but also lowers the carbon footprint of products made with our aluminum.
Our advanced technology and commitment to process and product innovation adds significant value in important global markets, including transportation, packaging, architecture and consumer electronics. Our scientists and technologists work closely with our customers to help make cars more efficient, drinks more refreshing, buildings more beautiful and electronics more attractive than they would be without the advantages Novelis aluminum delivers.
Novelis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, one of Asia’s largest integrated producers of aluminum and a leading producer of copper. Hindalco is the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multi-national conglomerate with operations in 36 countries. For more information on Novelis, download the Company Fact Sheet.
Novelis company history represents a unique combination of new and old. Created in 2005 as a spin-off from aluminum producer Alcan Inc., Novelis is a young, growth-oriented company backed by a 90-year history in the aluminum rolling business.
Novelis inherited its core assets, manufacturing know-how and corporate structure from Alcan. The first Alcan rolling operation began in 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, with an 84-inch hot mill and three finishing mills. Over the years, Alcan constructed a number of mills, including several that are among the largest aluminum rolling operations in each of the geographic regions in which Novelis operates:
Oswego, United States (1963)
The hot mill began operations and is now a major producer of can stock and industrial sheet.
Norf, Germany (1967)
A joint venture, owned at 50 percent, operates the world’s largest aluminum rolling mill in terms of capacity.
Pindamonhangaba, Brazil (1977)
The only South American plant producing beverage can body and end stock.
More recent expansions were made through both acquisitions and modernization of existing mills, which increased Alcan’s can stock, sheet and foil rolling capabilities and capacity. Novelis was spun off as an independent entity to carry on most of the aluminum rolled products businesses operated by Alcan.
Partnering with Hindalco
In 2007, Novelis was acquired by Hindalco Industries Limited, another veteran of the aluminum business. Hindalco is the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group of companies, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, India. Following the merger, Novelis became a wholly owned subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group.
With the addition of Novelis, Hindalco became the world’s largest aluminum rolling company and one of the biggest producers of primary aluminum in Asia.
Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper and metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India.
The Aditya Birla Group is a US $41 billion corporation that operates in 36 countries across the globe. The group employs more than 120,000 people belonging to 42 nationalities. Over 50 per cent of its revenues flow from its overseas operations.
The Novelis Board of Directors provide counsel and guide the long-term direction of the company.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Mr. Birla is the chairman of the board of directors of Hindalco and was elected as the chairman of the board of directors of Novelis. Mr. Birla also serves as chairman of several other companies that are members of the Aditya Birla group.
Mr. Bhattacharya is managing director of Hindalco, vice chairman of Novelis and serves on the Audit and Compensation committees of the company’s board of directors.
Askaran K. Agarwala
Mr. Agarwala serves on Hindalco’s board of directors and is also chairman of the Business Review Council of the Aditya Birla Group. Mr. Agarwala serves on the Compensation Committee of the company’s board of directors.
Mr. Chandran has been a director of the company since 2005. He serves on the Compensation and Audit committees of the company’s board of directors, and acts as the chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Pai is CEO of Hindalco’s Aluminium Business in India and joined the Novelis board of directors in 2013. He serves on the Compensation committee.
Donald A. Stewart
Mr. Stewart has been a director of the company since 2007. He is the retired chief executive officer and director of Sun Life Financial Inc. and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. Mr. Stewart serves on the Audit Committee of the Novelis Board of Directors and acts as its chairman.
The following chart lists the members of the Novelis Audit and Compensation Committees:
|Askaran K. Agarwala
|Clarence Chandran ||✓||Chair|
|Donald A. Stewart||Chair||–|
Click on each name to learn more about the leader’s experience and responsibilities.
* Denotes Executive Officer
Global Operating Committee (includes Executive Committee)
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