This summer, Novelis spotlighted its world class automotive offering for aluminum vehicle body structures at the China Auto Parts and Service Show 2014 in Shanghai.
Our brand new, wholly owned plant in Changzhou is scheduled to open later this year with an annual capacity of 120,000 metric tons, further positioning Novelis as the world’s largest producer of aluminum sheet products used to create aluminum vehicle body structures and panels.
The China Auto Parts and Service Show covers the entire industrial chain of automotive, attracting industrial associations, car and component manufacturers, distributors and buyers in China and abroad. Here, Novelis had the opportunity to feature our industry leading technology and materials for the use of aluminum in vehicle structures and body panels.
The new Changzhou plant represents a $100 million investment by Novelis to meet the rapidly growing demand for rolled aluminum used in the design of a new generation of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles globally. When the Changzhou plant goes live later this year, Novelis will become the only aluminum manufacturer with automotive sheet capability in all three of the major auto-producing regions – Asia, Europe and North America.