Novelis to model growth on NY facility

Oct 16, 2013 | 04:40 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Novelis, Marco Palmieri, automotive, heat treatment, finishing capacity, hot mill, Oswego plant, 6000 series scrap 5000 series scrap

CHICAGO — Novelis Inc. will look to meet automotive demand by making its existing plants more flexible and adding automotive finishing capacity before it considers boosting hot mill capacity, a company executive said.

The model for such future investments will be the Atlanta-based aluminum company’s operations in Oswego, N.Y., which will officially unveil two new automotive heat-treatment lines Oct. 24, Marco Palmieri, Novelis senior vice president and president of Novelis North America, said recently in an interview with AMM.

"What we look for in North America, any investment that we make, will be similar to the lines we are commissioning (in Oswego)," he said.

The two lines in Oswego are expected to add 240,000 tonnes of automotive finishing capacity and complement the existing automotive finishing capacity of about 50,000 tonnes at the company’s plant in Kingston, Ontario, Palmieri said.....

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