Monday May 16, 2016

Novelis to Commission Another Automotive Line May 23

Three CASH lines to now supply automotive industry
By Lou Sorendo

    Novelis to commission its third automotive line.

    New Novelis plant manager Kevin Shutt has taken on his new position just in time for the aluminum production titan to commission its third automotive line at its plant in Scriba.


    On May 23, Novelis will commission its third automotive line, or continuous annealing solution heat treat lines used in the finishing process. To celebrate this milestone, leaders from Novelis and Ford will welcome local, state and federal officials, business and academic leaders to the plant.


    Shutt was recently named plant manager following the retirement of Chris Smith.


    Since 2011, Novelis has invested more than $550 million globally to triple its automotive sheet capacity up to 900,000 metric tons. With this expansion, the company widens its global manufacturing operations to serve the rapidly growing automotive market.


    As the world’s leading supplier of aluminum flat rolled products, Novelis is partnering with leading automakers such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Ford to supply the next generation of aluminum vehicles.


    At the forefront of the aluminum revolution in the automotive industry are the Ford F-150 and the Ford Super Duty trucks.


    Novelis aluminum can be found in more than 180 different vehicle models in production today, according to the company’s website.


    Earlier this month, Novelis announced its global supplier status for the aluminum used in GM’s new 2016 Cadillac CT6, a first-of-its-kind, lightweight platform vehicle in both China and North America.