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At the forefront in foil

A new “world leader” in aluminium sheet, foil and packaging products has been formed from the rolled products division of Alcan, which filed in May, 2004, to spin-off the group, together with operations in Asia, and North and South America.

The new company – called Novelis – was officially formed this month, following votes of approval from Alcan shareholders and directors. The former Alcan plants in Berlin, Bridgnorth, Dudelange, G├Âttingen, L├╝denscheid, Ohle, Rogerstone and Rugles, along with operations in Asia, and America are now part of the new company, which will also be a partner in the Alunorf joint venture the world’s largest aluminium rolling operation in Neuss.

Brian W Sturgell is Novelis’ president and ceo, and Chris Bark-Jones is president of Novelis Europe. Said to be be the largest rolled products producer in the world, with pro forma revenues for 2003 of approximately US$6.2 billion, the company has 37 operating facilities in 12 countries and more than 13,500 employees.


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