ATLANTA, Jan. 31 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. (NYSE: NVL) (TSX: NVL) has been
selected by General Motors to supply aluminum sheet for the hood of the
all-new 2007 GMC Acadia, the brand's first crossover SUV.
The aluminum sheet for the Acadia will be supplied from Novelis rolling
mills in Oswego, N.Y., and Kingston, Ont. Novelis is the world's leading
supplier of high performance aluminum automotive sheet and has been a supplier
to General Motors since the early 1990s. Novelis is the only company capable
of producing aluminum auto sheet in both North America and Europe.
"The automotive market is a key growth segment for Novelis," said Buddy
Stemple, Vice President and General Manager of Novelis North America's
Specialty Products Group. "The award of this business signifies the growing
demand for light-weight solutions and further demonstrates our ability to
deliver innovative products and services to the market."
The Acadia is now available in North American showrooms. Built on GM's
new unibody Lambda platform, the new crossover vehicle delivers car-like
handling and available seating for up to eight adults.
Novelis is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can
recycling. The Company operates in 11 countries, has approximately 12,500
employees, and reported $8.4 billion in 2005 revenue. Novelis has the
unrivaled capability to provide its customers with a regional supply of
technologically sophisticated rolled aluminum products throughout Asia,
Europe, North America and South America. Through its advanced production
capabilities, the Company supplies aluminum sheet and foil to the automotive
and transportation, beverage and food packaging, construction and industrial,
and printing markets. For more information, visit www.novelis.com.
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