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Aluminium All-Party Parliamentary Group elects new Chair

Adrian Bailey MP, who represents the West Bromwich West constituency, was elected at a meeting of the Group on 19 October. The vacancy as Chair arose because David Mowat MP, the previous Chair of the Group, has been appointed the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, which means he is no longer able to serve as an officer of an APPG. Aluminium Federation President Adrian Platt warmly welcomed Mr Bailey’s election: “Adrian has been an active member of the Aluminium APPG for a number of years. He understands manufacturing very well -...

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...

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...

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...

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...