Novelis Expands in Brazil
Novelis announced the opening of its expanded aluminum rolling operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The expansion increases production capacity at the plant by more than 50% to 600,000 metric tons of aluminum sheet per year. The $340 million investment included a new pusher furnace for the hot-rolling mill, a new ingot casting center and the installation of a third cold-rolling mill, which was designed with advanced technology to provide improved product quality and productivity. The plant is also home to the largest aluminum recycling center in South America. This expansion positions Novelis to meet growing demand for aluminum flat-rolled products in Brazil.