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Novelis unveils aluminum recycling operation in Italy

Novelis will open a new aluminum recycling and continuous casting line at its Pieve Emanuele facility in Milan, Italy. The expansion represents the largest single investment by Novelis in Italy in the past decade and is a key part of the company’s drive to enhance the competitiveness of its Italian operations.

The advanced technology incorporated into the new line leverages the plant’s expertise in continuous casting and will enable the company to recycle aluminum scrap into high quality aluminum sheet for further processing at its operations in Italy and Germany.

The Novelis plant at Pieve Emanuele is an integrated recycling, continuous casting, rolling and finishing operation. The aluminum sheet and coil produced at the facility is sold to end users in a number of industrial and construction markets. The Pieve plant also supplies aluminum sheet to other Novelis plants in Bresso, Italy and Germany, where it is processed into pre-painted, textured and bright finish material for use in transportation, construction and industrial applications such as roofing, architectural cladding and domestic appliances. The expanded capacity in Italy also frees up capacity elsewhere in the Novelis Europe system that is needed for use in growth markets. Novelis Italy currently employs approximately 400 people at its plants in Pieve and Bresso.