The Atlanta-based aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis is currently building a $250 million aluminum recycling and casting center at its recycling plant in Nachterstedt, Germany, which is expected to open in 2014. The recycling center will be adjacent to their Germany aluminum rolling mill.
Novelis is a leading producer and the global leader in beverage can recycling. Novelis’ customers span a wide range of domains besides beverage cans: automotive, consumer electronics, construction, foil and packaging. The company recycles almost 40 billion cans per year, and hopes to achieve its goal of 80% recycled content by 2020. The company has operations in 11 different countries.
As the demand for aluminum grows in developing countries, Novelis is seeking to expand. Novelis’ new recycling plant will be the largest aluminum recycling center in the world. Once it’s up and running, the new recycling center will aid the company in producing 400,000 tons of aluminum sheet from recycled material per year. The center will collect and process UBCs and other aluminum scrap in Europe.The company also recently opened a new recycling and casting center in Yeongju, Korea. Novelis is expanding its reach globally, both in terms of recycling and casting projects.
These timely actions are consistent with Novelis’s stated and pursued goals of achieving 80% recycled content in their products with an increase of 6% (from 33% to 39%).
Conceived, Developed and Written by Dr. Subodh Das and Tara Mahadevan
January 3, 2013
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