Alcoa, VSMPO joint venture to build aero forging giant

Oct 22, 2013 | 06:22 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Alcoa, VSMPO-Avisma, Mikhail Voevodin, Samara, 75, 000-ton press, titanium, aluminum Boeing

LOS ANGELES — A joint venture between Alcoa Inc. and VSMPO-Avisma Corp. would combine two of the world’s largest forging press capacities and deepen the Russian titanium producer’s involvement in the global aerospace supply chain.

Alcoa and VSMPO signed a "cooperation agreement" this week in Moscow that they said marked the "first step" toward establishing a joint venture for downstream titanium and aluminum aerospace products at the former’s ZAO Alcoa SMZ plant in Samara, Russia. ....

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