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 […]
This week, Novelis announced its global supplier status for the aluminum used in GM’s new 2016 Cadillac CT6, a first-of-its-kind, lightweight platform vehicle in both China and North America. This is one of the most advanced body structures that we have ever worked on, and we are proud to be the lead global supplier of aluminum to this new and innovative vehicle program on two continents. Novelis is the only automotive aluminum sheet manufacturer with production capability in all three major auto-producing regions of the world – Asia, North America and Europe. As a result of our global footprint, Novelis aluminum […]
In honor and recognition of International Women’s Day, Novelis employees around the world wore purple to celebrate the many contributions that women make across the business each and every day. Through its Women in Novelis (WiN) program, Novelis is working to ensure all employees have the right tools, resources and opportunities to grow, thrive and develop. Throughout the month of March, Novelis will host numerous events to embrace and leverage the company’s diversity. By providing a forum for everyone to participate, share ideas and network, Novelis is committed to accelerating the advancement of women at all levels of our organization.
At Novelis, we work hard to ensure our customers are satisfied not only with the high quality of our aluminum, but also the high quality of our customer service. With that in mind, we are proud to receive the FAW-Volkswagen (FAW-VW) Excellent Supplier Award for the second consecutive year in 2015. In a highly competitive field, Novelis was one of only 10 suppliers chosen from a pool of more than 500 and was the only flat-rolled aluminum supplier – a recognition of the important role we have played in helping FAW-VW with the development of aluminum parts for their Audi […]
Over the past 50 years, growth of the aluminum flat rolled product (FRP) industry has been heavily fueled by the adoption of the aluminum beverage can. Major global and domestic brands have used the aluminum can as the packaging container of choice for several decades and that trend shows no signs of stopping. With a steady global growth projection of four to five percent in 2016, aluminum beverage can sheet is still king in the FRP marketplace and remains a key strategic business for Novelis, the world leader in rolled aluminum products. As the only global producer and recycler of […]
Aluminum has been used in construction for roughly a century, but was ushered into the modern age of building when it was extensively used to construct the Empire State Building in New York City. Now, Novelis aluminum panels and pre-painted aluminum products – such as our new Coloris™ product in Asia – provide architects with a material that can turn buildings into works of art. Here are some recent highlights of Novelis aluminum being used to make structures standout. Zhuhai Yanlord Riverside Centre – China The Zhuhai Yanlord Riverside Centre in Zhuhai, China, will consist of five skyscrapers, whose facades […]
Youngjin Steel is featuring Novelis aluminum sandwich panels at its plant and a showroom in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, Korea. The Dangjin Plant chose aluminum sandwich panels for roofing and walls. Aluminum shingles used on the roof reduce the weight of the roofing materials on the substructure compared to steel shingles and thus deliver cost savings in the facility’s construction. The plant also used aluminum sandwich panels for the main wall cladding and juxtaposed the sandwich panels with color steel panels to create a visual contrast between the two materials. Youngjin Steel took advantage of the aluminum sandwich panels’ light […]
We use phones, email, video conferencing, even text messages, just like everyone else. But when it comes to working collaboratively as a truly global company, and supporting the communities where we operate, we at Novelis do things a little differently.
We cannot solve the world’s challenges alone. We must find allies, people from different nations and cultures who are also determined to make tomorrow better than today. And then, together, we must start somewhere. Earlier this week, high school students from the United States and Brazil collaborated to teach elementary school students in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil about science, technology, mechanics, engineering, mathematics(STEM) and physics.
While the aluminum can has been around for nearly fifty years in various places around the world, we in Brazil only adopted this innovation 25 years ago. And we believe it’s an anniversary worth celebrating. I’ll tell you why.
This article originally ran in the Jan/Feb issue of Aluminium International Today. Aluminium has been used in automotive applications for nearly half a century, but only recently has it gained popularity as a material of choice for automakers. Weight-reduction efforts in automotive design and construction have increased significantly in recent years. This is in large part due to long term economic, political and social pressures to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions around the globe. As a result, manufacturers are turning to aluminium based material solutions to help reduce vehicle weight, provide for better fuel economy and improve overall sustainability […]
Today marks our 10-year anniversary as Novelis. On January 6, 2005, the company was formed as a spin-off from aluminum producer Alcan. At the time, we were a brand new company backed by a nearly 100-year history in the aluminum rolling business. It was the best of both worlds.