Alcoa Inc. placed an order with Germany’s SMS Siemag for the supply of an ultra-modern X- Roll® cold-rolling mill. The new mill, which will be installed at Alcoa’s plant outside of Knoxville in Tennessee, is to satisfy the strongly increasing demand for lightweight, durable aluminum in the automotive market. In addition to the mechanical equipment complete with media systems, the cold mill will be equipped with the SMS Siemag X-Pact® electrical and automation systems, including the associated actuating and control systems. SMS Siemag will also supply comprehensive environmental technology engineering for the purification of air and fluids.