Novelis Wins Top Supplier Awards From Alcoa Architectural Products

CLEVELAND, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis announced today that it has been named 2007 Supplier of the Year for Bare Metal Products by Alcoa Architectural Products (AAP), a business unit of Alcoa Inc. The award was one of three granted to Novelis at AAP's annual event to distinguish best suppliers. Novelis also won in the categories of Most Innovative Supplier and Best Quality.

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Novelis supplies AAP with aluminum sheet products used in the manufacture of composite building panel solutions and metal claddings which are ultimately installed in a variety of highly engineered building and architectural applications.

"Winning these prestigious awards is a significant achievement for Novelis given that 2007 was our first full year supplying Alcoa Architectural Products," said George Pursey, market director for Distributor and OEM Products for Novelis in North America. "Alcoa is a quality-conscious customer with high standards. This recognition speaks well of the attention to quality in our plants, the innovative work we are achieving in specialty finishes, and our ability to deliver superior customer service."

Novelis supplies the aluminum sheet from its Specialty Products plant network in Kingston, Ontario, and Oswego, New York.

About Novelis

Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling. The company operates in 11 countries, employs approximately 12,900 people and reports annual revenues of more than $11 billion. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to automotive, transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and printing markets throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. 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. For more information on Novelis, visit

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