Next generation Mercedes-Benz C Class to get more aluminium and become lighter

Luxury automotive brand Mercedes-Benz is known to be contemplating a further shift to aluminium in a bid to shed more weight in its next-generation of Merc-Benz C Class models. 

With more aluminium in body and frames and advanced new joining processes installed into its U.S. manufacturing plant, the car maker intends to make its new offering much lighter, faster and fuel-efficient while reducing carbon dioxide emissions significantly.

In a presentation at the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City in Michigan on Monday,...

Alba bolsters business ties with local Aluminium Downstream Companies

Attuned to get closer to its local customers and service providers, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), a world’s leading aluminium smelter, had an official delegation visiting TAHA International Corporation, Bahrain Recycling Plant (BRP) and Crown Industries on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
The delegation comprised of Alba’s Chief Financial Officer, Ali Al Baqali, along with Senior Manager Casthouse, A. Rasool Ahmed, Manager Procurement & Warehousing, Mustafa A. Rahman, and Trainee Casthouse’s Superintendent – Metal Management, Mahmood Hassan.

ASI update

ASI is targeting the launch of its certification program for the end of 2017.

We are currently on track with the development of all the required normative documents, and are preparing a public consultation process on the draft Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard to start in October this year.

There are a range of normative documents needed to design and run a standards system and certification program. These documents set out the key elements for how ASI Certification will be designed, implemented, overseen and improved over time.

ASI has developed an orientation...

Norsk Hydro expects aluminium demand to remain strong

The improved results reflected higher realised aluminium and alumina prices and stronger sales volumes, partly offset by currency developments.

"We have lifted annual global aluminium demand growth forecast to 4-5 percent for 2016, up from previous forecast 3-4 percent. Higher-than-expected activity in China means that we now see primary aluminium demand in China alone to grow by 5-7 percent in 2016. Globally, we expect a largely balanced aluminium market for the full year, " says President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg.

"For this quarter, we see...

Jaguar XE celebrates its first year with major recycling milestone

As the Jaguar XE celebrates its first full-year of sales, ‘REALCAR’, the pioneering recycled aluminium project that contributes to the awarding winning saloon’s aluminium-intensive body has reached a significant milestone.

Jaguar Land Rover has reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap, the weight of 200,000 XE body shells, back into the production process during 2015/16, preventing more than 500,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere by not using primary aluminium material.

The figures are a result of project...

Novelis: Executive leadership appointments

Novelis has announced a number of senior executive moves.

Emilio Braghi has been named Senior Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis Europe; Tom Boney has been named Vice President, Operations, North America; and, Ganesh Panneer has been named Vice President and General Manager, Automotive, North America.

"These three individuals have proven track records of both commercial and operational success and possess the unique global experiences and passion to lead our company forward," said Steve Fisher, Novelis President and Chief Executive...

Aleris Secures New Multi-Year Contract With Airbus For Expanded Range Of Aluminium Products

Aleris has signed a new multi-year contract with Airbus to supply aluminium plate and sheet to be used in the production of all Airbus aircraft programs.

The contract starts in 2017 and also includes the supply of technically advanced wing skin material. The agreement further strengthens a long-standing partnership with Airbus, demonstrating how Aleris continues to meet the high expectations required of a strategic supplier to the aerospace industry.

"This vote of confidence from Airbus validates our strategy to expand our global rolled products footprint and invest...

Rusal sells Alpart alumina refinery in Jamaica

UC Rusal has entered into an agreement to sell a 100% stake of the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (‘Alpart’)  to the Chinese state industrial group, JIUQUAN IRON & STEEL (GROUP) Co. Ltd. (‘JISCO’).

The amount of the deal is USD 299 mln. The deal is undertaken within the programme for RUSAL’s assets optimisation and debt ratio reduction.

To facilitate the transfer of Alpart ownership, JISCO and RUSAL will also enter into a Consulting and Technical Service Agreement that will be effective 18 months from the closing of the...

AMAG signs Airbus contract

The contract includes a significant increase of business volume commencing January 2017. The contract is the largest ever signed between AMAG and Airbus.
“AMAG and Airbus have maintained a successful partnership since the year 2005. This contract will significantly expand our business with Airbus and strengthen our position as a valued supplier to the aircraft industry. We are proud to serve Airbus with high quality rolled products for some of the most advanced aircraft”, said Helmut Wieser, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG.

AMAG will supply aerospace...