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Major Italian recycling investment for Novelis

Italy – Novelis has unveiled a Euro 12 million aluminium recycling and continuous casting line at its Pieve Emanuele facility in Milan – the company’s largest single investment in Italy over the past decade.The line will enable the company to convert aluminium scrap into high-quality sheet for further processing at its operations in Italy and Germany. Erwin Mayr, senior vice president of Novelis and president of Novelis Europe, comments: ‘€˜The opening of the new line not only increases the recycling and casting capacity at the Pieve plant, but it also contributes to the company’€™s global goal of increasing the recycled content of its products from 43% today to 80% by 2020.’€™

Plant manager Gianmatteo Martinelli adds that the new line will enable the Pieve plant ‘€˜to supply more recycled sheet to our operations in other parts of Europe, generating significant logistical and environmental advantages’€™.

The Novelis plant at Pieve Emanuele is an integrated recycling, continuous casting, rolling and finishing operation whose aluminium sheet and coil output is sold to end users in several industrial and construction markets. The Pieve plant also supplies sheet to other Novelis operations in Italy and Germany where it is processed into pre-painted, textured and bright-finish material for use in transportation, construction and industrial applications such as roofing, architectural cladding and domestic appliances.

For more information, visit www.novelis.com

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