LONDON Novelis Inc. has pushed up the price of its
automotive sheet in Europe by 160 ($208) per tonne across
its product range, the company said July 10.
The price increase announced today reflects the strong
demand for our automotive sheet products, which has resulted in
a prevailing tight supply situation, Roland Harings, vice
president of Novelis global automotive business, said in
In response to this demand, we are expanding our capacity
to meet growing customer requirements for high-volume delivery
of Novelis aluminum for a new generation of lighter-weight
Novelis recently expanded its automotive sheet production
capacity in Europe by adapting its Goettingen plant in Germany
to produce 20,000 tonnes of sheet per year (
amm.com, May 24
). The company also produces
automotive sheet in Nachterstedt, Germany, and Sierre,
In addition to this expansion in Europe, we have new
automotive sheet expansions under way in Oswego, New York, and
Changzhou, China, to serve our customers rapidly
expanding global needs, Harings said.
Novelis said that the aluminum automotive sheet market is
growing at a rate of 25 percent per year. It sells aluminum for
use in automotive applications such as body panels, tailgates,
roofs and vehicle structures.
A version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.