Novelis Inc has earmarked $300 million to build a greenfield automotive aluminium sheet rolling mill in Guthrie, Kentucky.
The mill will have a maximum annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes, producing sheet for a variety of automotive components. The plant will include heat-treatment and pre-treatment lines designed to produce sheet for use in body-in-white components, hoods, doors, lift gates and fenders. It is expected to begin construction in early spring 2018 and open in 2020.
Aluminium is a growing material of choice for the automotive industry worldwide as auto manufacturers continue to demand more and more aluminium to produce lighter, safer and stronger cars, trucks and SUVs, Novelis president and chief executive officer Steve Fisher said.