On Wednesday, October 3, Steve Fisher delivered the keynote address at the fifth annual Financial Times (FT) Future of Manufacturing Summit in London.
On October 5, Novelis joined more than 1,600 other manufacturers to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. This year, there is much to celebrate. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, manufacturers contributed $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2018.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently launched its national initiative, Talent Forward, featuring companies committed to strengthening the workforce of today and growing a stronger workforce of tomorrow.
Recently, Novelis hosted a two-day workshop for nearly 100 women and men from across our North America sites to discuss ways to better attract, engage, retain and advance women at the company. We gained inspiration from many leaders and received their call to action to support diversity and inclusion. From the valuable discussions, we gathered the following key insights.
Dev Ahuja, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) board of directors. Dev will join the NAM board to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.
The new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler now features lightweight, high-strength Novelis aluminum for closures. This includes parts of the doors, fenders, swing gate and windshield surround. By reducing weight and boosting fuel economy, aluminum helps make it the most capable and fuel efficient Wrangler ever produced by FCA US LLC. The all-new model is 200 pounds lighter than the previous steel version, and gas mileage is expected to rise by three miles per gallon, according to the automaker. By incorporating aluminum into this design, FCA US joins a number of automakers that are turning to aluminum for the benefits they see […]
When Recycling Scores, The Community Wins Among the many holidays and observances we recognize and celebrate, few have the economic, social and environmental impact of today – November 15, America Recycles Day. While this observance does not include the typical festivities and decorations of other holidays, it does provide an opportunity for us to come together as business leaders and concerned citizens to create a healthier and more prosperous world. America Recycles Day is about inspiring environmental stewardship and realizing the positive economic impact of recycling. At face value, recycling contributes to a cleaner environment for the world in which […]
The United States has people without jobs, but it also has jobs without people – over six million of them. Why can’t those jobs be filled? Because job candidates lack the required skills. We call this situation the skills gap. With millions of Americans unemployed – and millions of open jobs – the business community is taking the initiative to close this skills gap. At a recent symposium hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce entitled, America Working Forward: Modernizing Work and Learn Pathways, Joanne McInnerney, Novelis North America’s Vice President of Human Resources, participated in a panel discussion […]
By Dev Ahuja, Senior Vice President and CFO, Novelis Inc. We are living in a world marked by ever-accelerating pace of change and disruption driven by rapid innovation enabled by technology and communications. The Fortune 500 list of most valuable companies and Forbes most valuable brands is now dominated by names which were either insignificant or did not even exist one to two decades earlier. Knowledge companies are unseating those who had dominated the space for many decades. All the top names in the list have disrupted entire industries and forever redefined the rules of doing business. On the […]
As a hockey player, I understand the importance of a dedicated team. When everyone works together, there are no limits to what we can do. That’s why I’m proud to partner with Novelis and Discovery Education to spread the word about a new educational program that teaches students the importance of recycling and empowers them make a difference. I am happy to announce that this month our program will expand: Today, just in time for Earth Day, we have released a new education module! Available free of charge, this module is an addition to our online platform, “Life of a […]
Today, we announced our first major commitment in the electric vehicle market through a supplier agreement with NIO, a next-generation car company. Through a long-term partnership, NIO will leverage the unique properties of our high strength, lightweight aluminum alloys to design a lighter, better performing, & more fuel-efficient vehicle. Over the next five years, NIO will launch electric SUV models using Novelis’ automotive aluminum solutions. Leveraging our global reach, NIO will draw supply from our Changzhou plant—China’s first facility dedicated to heat-treated automotive sheet. Enabling a local supply source will be key to expediting NIO’s production schedule at a time […]
Last month, Ford Motor Company debuted the industry’s first aluminum-body SUV with the 2018 Ford Expedition. Novelis is proud to supply material for the high-strength aluminum-alloy body, and has helped create a weight savings of 300 pounds. With the help of aluminum, automakers can develop safer, stronger and more durable vehicles. I recently sat down with Jeff Gilbert of WWJ-AM Newsradio to discuss Novelis’ contributions and the overall benefits of incorporating aluminum into vehicle design. Listen in on our conversation here.