Novelis opens Brazilian aluminum rolling facility

Jul 30, 2013 | 03:57 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Novelis, Phil Martens, Tadeu Nardocci, Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, expansion, cold-rolling mill, ingot casting pusher

CHICAGO — Novelis Inc. has opened its expanded aluminum rolling facility in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, as it looks to meet growing demand for flat-rolled products in South America.

The $340-million expansion should boost capacity at the plant by approximately 50 percent to more than 600,000 metric tonnes per year of aluminum sheet, the Atlanta-based company said July 30. The project also represents Novelis’ biggest investment in South America in the past decade, the company said. ....

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