Novelis Supplies Aluminum Sheet for Hood of 2007 BMW X5

ATLANTA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novelis Inc. (NYSE: NVL) (TSX: NVL) has been selected by BMW to supply aluminum sheet for the hood of the all-new BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The high-performance aluminum sheet for the BMW X5 will be supplied from Novelis rolling mills in Oswego, N.Y., and Kingston, Ont. Novelis is the world's leading manufacturer of aluminum automotive sheet and the only company capable of producing the specialized material in both North America and Europe.

Building on a relationship that spans more than 15 years, Novelis is the lead supplier of aluminum sheet for BMW worldwide, supplying material also for the 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series models, and the Z4 roadster.

"Just as more and more automakers are electing to build their vehicles where they sell them, Novelis' global footprint supports the regional supply of aluminum sheet solutions," said Buddy Stemple, Vice President and General Manager, Novelis North America Specialty Products Group. "The X5 is an excellent example of how Novelis can support BMW's aluminum needs on both sides of the Atlantic."

Novelis is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling. The Company operates in 11 countries, has approximately 12,500 employees, and reported $8.4 billion in 2005 revenue. Novelis has the unrivaled capability to provide its customers with a regional supply of technologically sophisticated rolled aluminum products throughout Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Through its advanced production capabilities, the Company supplies aluminum sheet and foil to the automotive and transportation, beverage and food packaging, construction and industrial, and printing markets. For more information, visit

SOURCE Novelis Inc.