Novelis enters China with auto sheet plant

Apr 11, 2012 | 04:02 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Novelis, aluminum, automotive, heat treatment, China, Jiangsu province, greenfield, Steve Fisher rolling mill

NEW YORK — Novelis Inc. plans to break ground on a 120,000-tonne-per-year aluminum automotive sheet manufacturing facility in Jiangsu province later this year, the first China-based facility in the company’s history.

The Atlanta-based company will start building the plant in the third or fourth quarter, with the aim of beginning production by the end of 2014, Steve Fisher, Novelis’ chief financial officer, told AMM.

The new facility will operate an automotive heat-treatment finishing line, and finish sheet produced at Novelis’ South Korea rolling mill. ....

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