Novelis has announced price hikes for automotive and specialty aluminum sheet products in North America. The revised prices will be applicable for all new orders effective immediately, Novelis added. However, all existing orders and firm agreements prior to August 7th will conform to old price.
Among automotive products, the 6000-series automotive alloys will see an increase on $0.06 per pound. The 5000-series automotive alloys prices will witness a similar jump of $0.06 per pound. Among specialty products, the prices of 1000-series and 3000-series of alloys will be hiked by $0.05 per pound. An increase of $0.03 per pound will be applied to 5000-series products. Also, 6061-O prices will be increased by $0.03 per pound. The price increase in automotive products is in addition to the pricing adjustments announced earlier in January this year.
The company also announced its commitment to the promised capacity additions and expansion in North American region. It has already commissioned two new auto finishing lines in Oswego, New York. The completion of the third line is expected soon. This is expected to lift the company’s capacity in the region to 360,000 tons per year. It also announced that the commissioning of the finishing lines in Changzhou, China and Nachterstedt, Germany would take the global capacity to 900,000 tons per year by end-2015.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis Inc. is the leading producer of rolled aluminum products. They are also the world’s largest recycler of aluminum.