Novelis to favor brownfield expansion: exec

Nov 11, 2013 | 04:38 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Novelis Inc., aluminum, roller, recycler, expansion, brownfield, automotive market, can market product mix

CHICAGO — Novelis Inc. will lean toward brownfield heat-treat expansions instead of greenfield hot-mill additions as it aims to boost automotive sheet capacity in the United States and Europe, the company’s top executive said.

The potential expansions come as the Atlanta-based aluminum roller and recycler looks to expand its automotive portfolio from about 7 percent today to 25 percent in the next four to five years, Novelis president and chief executive officer Philip Martens told AMM Nov. 11.....

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