Automotive News selected Novelis President and CEO as one of the global auto industry’s All Stars for 2014. All-Stars are selected based on their leadership in setting and directing the pace of the industry, continuing its recovery and driving progress.
As a winner in the Supplier category, Novelis helped give Ford leaders the confidence to switch from steel to aluminum for the body of the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 – the industry’s highest volume vehicle and Ford’s most profitable best seller.
The all-new 2015 Ford F-150’s switch from a steel body to an aluminum body is the manufacturing story of the year. While Ford had the production technology to build the aluminum body, it needed assurance that the aluminum industry could supply the lightweight metal in the proper grades and quantities. Novelis made the capital investments to do that and is seeing those investments pay off as the all-new F-150’s begin to roll off the production line.
This blog post was updated on January 12, 2016.