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Novelis expands Brazilian facilities

Novelis opened its expanded aluminum rolling operations in Pindamonhangaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The expansion increases production capacity at the plant by more than 50 percent to greater than 600,000 metric tons of aluminum sheet per year.

The $340 million investment represents the largest capital expansion by Novelis in South America in the past decade, strengthening the company’s commitment to the region. The expansion positions Novelis to meet growing market demand with state-of-the-art technologies designed to deliver the highest quality product to customers.

The expansion included the installation of a third cold rolling mill. In addition, the investment included a new ingot casting center as well as a new pusher furnace for the hot rolling mill.