Novelis opened a new aluminum recycling and continuous casting line at its Pieve Emanuele facility in Milan, Italy. The advanced technology incorporated into the new line leverages the plant's expertise in continuous casting and will enable the company to recycle aluminum scrap into high-quality aluminum sheet for further processing at its operations in Italy and Germany. The $15.5 million expansion represents the largest single investment by Novelis in Italy in the past decade.
In other news, Novelis Europe has qualified its rolling and finishing facility in Gottingen, Germany, to produce automotive sheet. The company currently produces automotive sheet in Europe at its Nachterstedt, Germany, and Sierre, Switzerland, facilities. Initially, 20,000 tons will be manufactured annually in Gottingen. A planned second phase will expand capacity to 40,000 tons annually at the plant.