Novelis Wins Sheet Contract for Cadillac CTS Aluminum Hood

    DETROIT, Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. has been selected by General Motors
to supply aluminum sheet for the hood of the 2008 Cadillac CTS, expected to
launch in late August.  Novelis is the world's leading supplier of high
performance aluminum sheet for use in automotive applications.
    The CTS, Cadillac's luxury sport sedan, has been redesigned for 2008,
offering a higher level of technology, luxury and performance.  The exterior
is notable for extremely tight gap tolerances, flush-mounted elements and
high-grade components, says the automaker.
    "The result is a car we feel is more desirable in every way, including
the value it offers to luxury sport sedan buyers," says Jim Taylor, Cadillac
General Manager.
    Novelis will supply aluminum sheet for the CTS hoods from its
manufacturing plants in Oswego, NY and Kingston, Ont.  The use of aluminum
helps reduce vehicle mass and improve vehicle performance and handling.
Novelis also supplies aluminum sheet for the hoods of Cadillac's STS, DTS and
SRX models.
    "The new CTS is an impressive car and we are especially proud to have our
material on what will no doubt be another winning model for Cadillac," said
Pat McNulty, Automotive Market Director for Novelis in North America.  "We
have enjoyed a long supply relationship with General Motors, bringing the
benefits of strong, lightweight aluminum to many of their vehicles."
    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 Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  For more
information, visit
    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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