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Aleris to sell extrusions business

The sale includes four production facilities in Europe and one in China. The facilities specialise in the production of medium and hard alloy extrusions, serving the rail, automotive and aerospace industries. Sankyo Tateyama has agreed to pay a purchase price of €35.5 million for the business and assume approximately €46 million of pension liabilities. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

"The sale of our extrusions business represents the last step in our strategy to position

UC Rusal acquires 20% of Timan Bauxite

UC Rusal has completed a transaction with JSC “Fund for support of investment projects in the Republic of Komi” to obtain the remaining 20% stake in OJSC Boksit Timana (‘Timan’).

Following the completion of this transaction, Rusal now owns 100% of the mine.
The transaction was carried out as part of Rusal’s asset consolidation programme,...

Hindalco Industries Q2 PAT Down 78%

The profit decline was largely due to exceptional items totalling INR 4.31 billion. Adjusted for these, profit would have been in line with analysts’ estimates.

Standalone revenues from operations stood at INR 85.54 billion in the period under review, up 36% from the same period last year, led by strong performance of its aluminium as well as copper businesses. Mr Praveen Maheshwari, CFO of Hindalco, said: “The copper TC-RC (treatment charges-refining charges) have been firm in this quarter and given the macroeconomic situation we expect them to move upward in...

Sohar Aluminium completes upgrade of potline

The overhaul represents the first significant upgrade of the country’s largest industrial project since it came on stream in June 2008.  As a result, all 360 cells – the individual production generation units that make up the giant potline – have now been replaced in a move that effectively revitalises smelting operations at Sohar Aluminium and delivers all round...

Novelis supplies aluminium for Jaguar XE

This brand-new addition to the Jaguar lineup, launched in Europe this autumn and arriving in North America in 2016, is the first vehicle in the mid-size segment to feature an aluminium-intensive body structure.

Novelis engineers worked closely with Jaguar to deliver innovative, high-quality aluminium sheet for the vehicle's structure, enabling the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic Jaguar sedan ever.

The car's advanced design features Novelis Advanz((TM)) 6000-series alloys developed specifically for automotive skin sheet and structural applications. The...