To meet the EV market’s growing needs, Novelis has worked with industry partners to develop the world’s first aluminum sheet battery enclosure. Available globally, it is built with Novelis Advanz™ aluminum products and is up to 50 percent lighter with a low$/kg premium compared to an equivalent steel design at substantially lower weight.
The Toyota RAV4 helped define the crossover SUV segment when it first came to the U.S. 22 years ago. Today, it is the best-selling non-pickup-truck in America. Novelis announced this week that it is supplying this best-selling vehicle with aluminum for its hood, fenders and lift gate from our facility in Oswego, New York.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Yesterday, our long-time customer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) celebrated a significant milestone: the Jaguar XE’s first full year of sales and, even more impressive, 500,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions saved through closed-loop aluminum recycling. As a key supplier and recycling partner for the vehicle, Novelis played an important role in helping JLR achieve this milestone. Through our close collaboration on the REALCAR program, the development of the Novelis RC5754 alloy and the closed-loop recycling system we have in place with JLR, together we were able to recycle 50,000 tonnes of aluminum scrap in the past year – equal to […]
Earlier this month, the automotive industry turned its attention to Switzerland, where the annual Geneva International Motor Show was held. At the show – the largest of its kind in Europe – many of our customers revealed new vehicles and concept cars. And, much to our delight, a number of them feature Novelis automotive aluminum. Specifically, Maserati grabbed headlines with the debut of its first sport utility vehicle (SUV). “Our aluminum is critical to the success of many new vehicles being launched in Europe and around the globe,” noted Pierre Labat, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Global Automotive for Novelis. […]
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 […]
On Wednesday, Novelis celebrated the inauguration of a new, state-of-the-art automotive aluminium sheet production line in Nachterstedt, Germany. The €62 million investment will increase Novelis’ production capacity for the automotive industry in Europe to 350,000 metric tons annually and will create 56 new jobs at the Nachterstedt facility. With this expansion, Novelis has strengthened its position as one of the largest employers in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are longstanding partners not only in automotive manufacturing but also in sustainability.
Meet the team behind the closed-loop recycling program for America’s best-selling truck. Keeping this $48 million recycling investment for the Ford F-150 running on time and as planned takes a team of experts to get the job done right. The technical and operations teams for recycling and remelt work hand-in-hand to make sure every coil of aluminum made for Ford is the right alloy, for the right order, every time. Here is how it works…
Insights on new alloy development, advanced bonding solutions and more are being brought to Detroit, Michigan, this week by Novelis automotive R&D and commercial executives speaking at the 4th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials conference.Novelis scientists and engineers work every day on ways to make vehicles lighter, stronger and safer. And this week, we’re bringing those insights forward, encouraging the industry to evolve with us and adopt new and better solutions for making vehicles. Take our new Novelis AdvanzTM 7000-series aluminum alloy innovation as an example. These high strength alloys build on aerospace technology to make automotive aluminum that exceeds the weight […]
The automobile is one of the most important inventions of our time. It brings us mobility, freedom, jobs and much more. But as long as men will move, there will be accidents. How can we reduce the occurrence or severity of those accidents?
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 […]
We have exciting news to share – Novelis has been named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company for 2015. This honor, given by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), ranks Novelis among the most elite innovators and leading technology companies headquartered in the state. Regardless of market or industry, Top 40 companies all have two important traits in common – their innovations have 1) proven societal and financial impact, and 2) national and global reach. Novelis earned its spot on the list for our latest alloy innovation for automotive aluminum, the Novelis AdvanzTM s615 alloy, which was first commercially implemented […]
Last week, we announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, to collaborate on the development of advanced, adhesive bonding technologies for the use of aluminum in high-volume vehicles. The first groundbreaking result of these collaborations is BONDERITE® M-NT 8453, a surface pre-treatment for automotive aluminum that provides a cost-effective adhesive bonding system for the most demanding vehicle requirements and enables automakers to use aluminum in weight-bearing vehicle components. BONDERITE® M-NT 8453 is a chrome-free conversion coating that bonds at the molecular level with oxides on the surface of aluminum to ensure strong […]
There has been plenty of talk lately about automotive aluminum recycling, but how does it really work? Here’s a quick look behind the scenes at one of our recycling facilities, located in Oswego, NY, where we transform scrap into molten metal for making new automotive products.
This infographic gives a quick look into how the Novelis automotive closed-loop recycling system works. Using the example of the 2015 Ford F-150, our plant in Oswego, NY melts down aluminum scrap and recycles it back into usable metal for auto parts such as hoods and doors. Once melted, the aluminum is cast into ingots, fabricated and rolled into sheet coils and delivered to our customers for stamping, assembly, painting and finishing. The left over scrap then goes back into the same trucks to be shipped back to Oswego for remelting and recycling, beginning the process again…and again, and again. That’s the beauty […]
At the Automotive News World Congress during this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Novelis had the opportunity to discuss vehicle innovation. In the past year, the industry has made many strides in advancing automotive technology, streamlining the manufacturing process and creating innovative new supply-side materials; however, there are still many issues we must face collectively to advance as an industry. How will tomorrow’s vehicles live up to today’s increasing consumer, regulatory and environmental pressures? How will automakers continue to reimagine the automobile, keeping in mind the consumer’s need for performance, as well as increasing fuel economy standards in nations around […]
Car makers around the world are switching to aluminum intensive solutions to improve fuel efficiency, performance and sustainability in vehicles ranging from pickup trucks and SUVs to sports cars. From the 2015 Ford F-150 to the Jaguar XE, Novelis aluminum is everywhere. But how? This infographic gives a quick look at how aluminum vehicles are made – and recycled – providing greater sustainability on and off the road.