Novelis Wins Aluminum Hood Contract for Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan

    DETROIT, Nov. 7 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. has been selected by Chrysler LLC
to supply aluminum sheet blanks for the hoods of the all-new 2008 Chrysler
Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.  Novelis is the world's
leading supplier of high-performance aluminum sheet for use in automotive
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    "Supplying high-performance aluminum for these popular minivans marks
another vehicle segment expansion for Novelis aluminum in the automotive
market," said Pat McNulty, Automotive Director for Novelis North America. This
contract represents the first use of aluminum for Chrysler minivan hoods.
    Chrysler's use of aluminum helps reduce vehicle mass, improve fuel
economy and reduce emissions as well as improve vehicle performance and
handling - factors that help make the minivans the best vehicles to transport
people and things.  Novelis also supplies aluminum sheet blanks for the hood
of Chrysler's Jeep(R) Commander and numerous other vehicles in both North
America and Europe.
    Novelis will supply aluminum sheet blanks from its North American
manufacturing system which includes plants in Oswego, N.Y., and Kingston,
    About Novelis
    Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and
aluminum can recycling. The company operates in 11 countries, has
approximately 12,900 employees and reported revenue of $9.8 billion in 2006. 
Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to automotive,
transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and printing markets
throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.  Novelis is a
subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, Asia's largest integrated producer
of aluminum and a leading copper producer.  Hindalco is the flagship company
of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai,
India.  For more information on Novelis, visit

For further information:

For further information: Charles Belbin, Novelis Inc., +1-404-814-4260,
or  mobile, +1-404-803-2588 Web Site:

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