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Rio Tinto: ASI certified

The certification means Rio Tinto will be the only company selling aluminium that customers can be assured has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards, placing Rio Tinto at a competitive advantage. The certification reinforces Rio Tinto’s commitment to responsible mining and metals production by providing independent verification that material can be traced through a ‘chain of custody’ spanning Rio Tinto’s Gove bauxite mine in Australia to its alumina refinery, aluminium smelters and casthouses in Quebec, Canada. Rio Tinto...

Novelis to acquire Aleris

Novelis has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aleris Corporation, a global supplier of rolled aluminium products. “Acquiring Aleris is the right opportunity at the right time as they are set for transformational growth. The significant investments they’ve made in the high-demand, high-value aerospace and automotive segments have resulted in favorable long-term, global contracts. These investments, coupled with a diverse and talented workforce, will add tremendous value to our organization and allow us to deliver the highest quality innovative aluminum solutions...

The future of mining

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) and GE today signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities to deploy GE’s industry leading digital solutions across Ma’aden’s diverse mining operations, including sites focused on gold, copper, aluminium, and phosphate.  GE will provide Ma’aden with digital transformation advisory and applications, as well as leadership and training opportunities for Ma’aden’s employees across the Kingdom. To maintain its world leading competitive position across a number of...

Rio Tinto Chicago Office

Rio Tinto has marked a key milestone in the company’s operations in the United States with the opening of a new commercial office in Chicago, Illinois.   Chicago has long been one of the world’s historic commodity hubs. The new Rio Tinto office will allow for expanded engagement and provide opportunities for partnerships with new and existing customers. Around 70 roles will be centralised into the new office.  Chief commercial officer Simon Trott said, “The US is one of the largest markets globally for Rio Tinto’s products. Opening a commercial...

RUF acquires C.F. Nielsen

RUF Briquetting Systems, Zaisertshofen, has taken over C.F. Nielsen A/S, Baelum (Denmark). This means that in future the complete spectrum of briquetting technology will be available from one source.   As a world market leader in hydraulic briquetting presses, RUF has successfully installed its systems in more than 100 countries. An important factor in this is that the family-owned business has an especially wide range of applications and services. Whether it be metal, wood, biomass or other residues, high throughput performances can always be achieved with RUF briquetting...

EGA: Auto certified

Emirates Global Aluminium has received its certification to IATF 16949:2016, the latest global standard established by the automotive industry which aims to ensure even more rigorous quality management in the global automotive supply chain.  EGA has supplied aluminium to the automotive industry for decades and was one of only a few primary aluminium producers certified to ISO/TS 16949, the previous quality management standard for the automotive industry’s supply chain which was originally created in 1999 and was most recently revised in 2009. Like the standard it...

Arconic/Boeing contract

Arconic has signed a new long-term contract with Boeing (NYSE: BA) to supply aluminium sheet and plate for all models produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The multiyear contract, which extends and adds to the companies’ 2014 contract, is the largest to date and captures growth in the build rate increases of the Boeing 737 program. “This agreement demonstrates Arconic’s commitment to deliver quality and innovation to our customers,” said Tim Myers, President of Arconic Global Rolled Products and Transportation and Construction Solutions....

Swiss tariff action

Switzerland has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organisation against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, it said on Tuesday, the eighth WTO member to start such a challenge. Under WTO rules, the United States has 60 days to settle the issue. After that time, Switzerland could escalate the dispute by asking the WTO to set up a panel of judges to adjudicate.