DETROIT, June 14 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. has been selected by General
Motors to supply aluminum sheet for the hood of the 2008 Buick Enclave.
Novelis is the world's leading supplier of high performance aluminum sheet for
use in automotive applications.
The Enclave, Buick's first luxury crossover SUV, is receiving positive
reviews in the automotive media for its upscale refinement and design.
"Enclave is the best looking Buick to hit the streets in years," says AutoWeek
"We are proud to have been selected as the aluminum supplier on this
trend-setting vehicle," said Buddy Stemple, Vice President and General Manager
of Specialty Products for Novelis North America. "This is one more example of
how aluminum sheet can add beauty and value to today's vehicles."
The Enclave is a cousin to GMC's popular Acadia crossover vehicle, which
also features an aluminum hood made with Novelis sheet. Both vehicles are
built on GM's all-new Lambda unibody architecture.
Lightweight and strong, aluminum is being used increasingly to improve
vehicle performance, increase fuel economy and reduce tailpipe emissions in
"As the nation debates alternatives for improved fuel economy and energy
independence," says Stemple, "aluminum can play a role in helping to achieve
Aluminum sheet for the Enclave and the Acadia is supplied from Novelis
manufacturing plants in Oswego, NY, and Kingston, Ont.
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 Asia, Europe, North America and South America. For more
information, visit www.novelis.com. 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.
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