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Novelis's aluminum sheet plant in Changzhou, China. Click arrow at top right of this photo to see photo of exterior.

Novelis opens aluminum sheet plant in China

Novelis has officially opened what it claims is China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet, making the company the only one producing automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions: Asia, Europe, and North America. The wholly-owned facility, located in the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, represents a $100 million investment by Novelis. Plant capacity is 120,000 t (130,000 ton). Since 2011, Novelis has invested more than $550 million globally to triple its automotive sheet capacity to 900,000 t (1 million ton) by 2015.

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