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  • Novelis Broke Ground On the Expansion of Its Aluminum Recycling Capabilities

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    Novelis Broke Ground On the Expansion of Its Aluminum Recycling Capabilities

    Novelis Inc. broke ground on a $36 million investment to expand and upgrade recycling capacity at its facility in Greensboro, Georgia. The investment will expand the company’s capabilities in automotive closed-loop recycling, a process to take aluminum scrap created during stamping and recycle it for new vehicle production. Closing the loop preserves the value of the […]

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    Impression Technologies and Telos Global Partner to Bring HFQ Technology to North America

    Impression Technologies Ltd. and Telos Global are partnering to bring Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) Technology to North America, enabling the production of lightweight, high strength aluminum structures designed to meet automotive OEM needs. “We are delighted to have entered this strategic partnership with Telos Global, which will offer automotive OEMs a high-volume supply base for stronger, […]

  • KPEX ribbon cutting Sept 18, 2019

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    KPEX Holds Opening Ceremony for Its Extrusion Facility in Kentucky

    Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), the U.S. subsidiary of Kobe Steel, Ltd., held an opening ceremony celebrating its launch of extrusion operations in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The integrated production facility, which began operation in November 2018, manufactures and sells bumper and car frame materials, which are increasingly being implemented in vehicles. “We’re growing our business […]

  • Constellium (crashbox production)

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    ARTICLE: Constellium’s Automotive Structures Adapt to Automaker Specifications

    Automotive is a key pillar of Constellium’s overall strategy, accounting for 24% of the company’s sales in 2018 with further growth expected in the near future. This growth is reflected in the company’s recent investments in its global Automotive Structures business unit, with two new plants in Mexico and Slovakia. These new facilities enable the […]

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    Automotive Industry in Slovakia Grows with New Jaguar Land Rover and Gestamp Facilities

    In recent years, Slovakia has grown to be a leading producer of cars in Europe, with automotive component manufacture growing alongside the presence of major automotive companies in the country — representing 44% of the country’s overall industry. Both Jaguar Land Rover and Gestamp have recently started up new production facilities for manufacturing aluminum components […]

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    Aluminum Abounds in the C8 Stingray

    Chevrolet introduced its newest Corvette this July, the 2020 C8 Stingray, which has a spaceframe structure comprised of aluminum. The luxury sports car is the first Corvette with a mid-engine configuration, which positions the engine behind the driver. The C8’s new mid-engine set up provides a rear weight bias, meaning more power is directed towards […]

  • Audi E-Tron Assmebly

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    Hydro and Audi Jointly Commit to Sustainable Aluminum

    Hydro formed an agreement with Audi, through which the aluminum producer will supply sustainable aluminum sheet for the battery housing of the e-tron — Audi’s first fully electric car model. Both partners are pursuing sustainability as an important goal in their corporate strategy and together want to reduce CO2 emissions from the use of aluminum. By 2025, […]

  • Signing of the sales cooperation agreement in Tokyo — Front row (L-R): Shinichi Kobayashi, managing executive officer and chief operating officer of the Metals & Mineral Resources Div. of Marubeni Corporation; Gerald Mayer, CEO of AMAG; and Akira Suzuki, executive officer of the Automotive Steel Products Div. of Marubeni Itochu Steel — Second row (L-R): Norbert Bürger, managing director of AMAG rolling Gmbh; Victor Breguncci, chief sales officer of AMAG; and Helmut Kaufmann, chief technology officer of AMAG. 

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    AMAG Signs Agreement to Market Its Automotive Aluminum Rolled Products in Japan

    AMAG Austria Metall AG signed an agreement with Marubeni Corporation and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. for the commercialization of AMAG’s automotive aluminum rolled products in Japan. The agreement enables the companies to bundle their strengths together in order to bring a number advantages for customers in the Japanese automobile industry concerning quality and delivery performance. In addition, this agreement intends […]

  • 2011 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe

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    Aluminum Mixed-Material Solution Superior for Lightweighting, According to New CAR Study

    The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) released a Roof Lightweighting Study aimed at highlighting the possibilities of mixed-material for mass reduction. A 2011 Honda Accord with a 270 MPa mild steel roof was selected as the baseline for the study, because of its potential for multi-material solutions. The roof […]