Novelis recently hosted members of the community, customers and government officials to break ground on the expansion of its automotive aluminium manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China. The $180 million investment will double the facility's production capacity of heat-treated aluminium sheet by 100,000 metric tons to better meet the growing demand for automotive aluminium in Asia. The facility will also be equipped with a high-speed slitter, and a fully automated packaging line. The expansion is expected to create approximately 160 jobs.
The project is scheduled to be complete in 2020 to align with key customer's vehicle-launch plans.
“As market demand for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles continues to grow, Novelis will play a critical role in supporting the next generation of automotive innovation and design," said Satish Pai, Managing Director of Hindalco Industries, the parent company of Novelis Inc. He added, "This expansion reinforces our steadfast commitment to our customers and communities and reaffirms our continued confidence in this ever-growing market.”
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