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Alcan Automotive
Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
Badische Bahnhofstrasse 16
Neuhausen
CH-8212
Switzerland
[t] +41 52 674 91 11
[f] +41 52 674 95 68
Alcan is a multinational company in aluminium and packaging, as well as aluminium recycling, with operations in primary aluminium, fabricated aluminium as well as flexible and specialty packaging, aerospace applications, bauxite mining and alumina processing. Alcan employs 88,000 people and has operating facilities in 58 countries and regions.

The merger of Alcan Inc. with Alusuisse Group Ltd. has created a materials company that offers global market coverage and advanced technology solutions in aluminium and other lightweight materials. Alcan has become a leader in the significant growth taking place for aluminium in the automotive sector as manufacturers strive to produce safer, lighter, affordable vehicles.

The organisation currently represents a US$13 billion global enterprise with strong anticipated growth in our automotive businesses, operating under the banner of Alcan Automotive.

A global R&D network, with technology centres located in key markets around the world, combined with an extensive network of aluminium smelters and manufacturing facilities, provides the automobile industry with complete solutions, from materials delivery to design and manufacture of quality vehicle components and modules.
VW cockpit beams from Alcan for MPV 359 platform
22 November, 2004
Alcan is to supply cockpit carrier modules for Volkswagen's MPV 359 platform. The VW contract requirements, for both current and future model cockpit carriers, will be satisfied at Alcan's dedicated automotive structure plant in Gottmadingen.
VW COCKPIT BEAMS SET TO BRING FURTHER GROWTH TO ALCAN
22 November, 2004
Alcan announced today that it will supply cockpit carrier modules for Volkswagen's MPV 359 platform. The VW contract requirements, for both current and future model cockpit carriers, will be satisfied at Alcan's dedicated automotive structure plant in Gottmadingen.
Mercedes-Benz chooses Alcan's aluminium bumper system
20 September, 2004
Alcan Inc will be supplying aluminium bumpers to Mercedes-Benz for its second-generation A-Class compact car, set to appear in European dealerships this fall.
MERCEDES BENZ CHOOSES ALCAN
20 September, 2004
Alcan Inc will be supplying aluminum bumpers to Mercedes-Benz for its second-generation A-Class compact car, set to appear in European dealerships this fall. The bumpers will be produced at Alcan's dedicated automotive structures plant in Gottmadingen, Germany.
Alcan expands automotive business in North America
16 September, 2004
Alcan Inc has announced a CAN$25-million investment for the construction of a new manufacturing facility for the production of aluminium structural assemblies for the automotive industry in the Saguenay region of Quebec.
Alcan's aluminium bumpers contribute to Opel Astra's safety system
13 July, 2004
Alcan's aluminium front bumper beams are making an important contribution to the new Opel Astra's safety system.
ALCAN
13 July, 2004
Alcan
Alcan Honored With Ford's World Environmental Leadership Award
12 May, 2004
Alcan Inc. has received Ford Motor Company's Recognition of Achievement World Excellence Award for its superior performance in 2003. The World Excellence Awards provide annual recognition based on quality, cost and delivery performance. Alcan was honored with a Recognition of Achievement Award for Environmental Leadership in acknowledgment of its demonstrated environmental achievement and innovation.
Alcan opens first of two North American automotive facilities
28 April, 2004
Automotive aluminium supplier Alcan Automotive has begun the first phase of its North American expansion with the official opening of a new manufacturing facility in the Detroit area.
ALCAN OPENS FIRST OF TWO NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE FACILITIES Novi, Michigan, Site Will Also Host Product Development Activities
28 April, 2004
Automotive aluminum supplier Alcan Automotive begins the first phase of its North American expansion with the official opening of a new manufacturing facility in the Detroit area today. The plant and a sister facility under construction in Saguenay, Quebec, represent a $30-million investment to serve the growing lightweight structural sub-system market in North America.
Alcan details advantages of aluminium For vehicle safety
08 March, 2004
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminium as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the recently held SAE World Congress.
Alcan Details Aluminum Advatages For Vehicle Safety
08 March, 2004
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminum as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress here this week.
Alcan Automotive 'Signs Off' On New Headquarters
21 November, 2003
Construction of Alcan Automotive
Alcan Wins INDUSTRYWEEK Technology and Innovation Award
14 November, 2003
As part of its 11th Annual Technology and Innovation Awards Program, the editors of the leading manufacturing management magazine, INDUSTRYWEEK, have selected Alcan
Alcan Appoints Ewing As First General Manager of New Automotive Structures Business
29 October, 2003
Dale F. Ewing has been appointed general manager, Automotive Structures North America, for Alcan Automotive. In this new position, Ewing will be responsible for Alcan
Alcan to Expand Automotive Business in North America
16 September, 2003
Alcan Inc. today announced a CAN$25-million investment for the construction of a new manufacturing facility for the production of aluminum structural assemblies for the automotive industry in the Saguenay region of Quebec. The facility will create 35 new jobs with a potential of reaching close to 50 employees with the expected growth of the business.
Alcan Automotive to Build New North American Headquarters and Plant in Detroit Area
20 May, 2003
Alcan plans to open a new manufacturing plant and North American automotive headquarters in the Detroit area later this year, according to Kurt Wolfensberger, executive vice president of Alcan Inc. and president of its Engineered Products Group.
Ford and Alcan Launch First North American 'Closed-Loop' Recycling of Aluminum Autobody Sheet
17 October, 2002
Ford Motor Company and Alcan Inc. have launched the North American automotive industry's first 'closed-loop' recycling program for aluminum sheet scrap.
Alcan sells tyre compressor line
01 October, 2002
Alcan Inc announced today that is has agreed to sell the compressor line at Alcan BDW Gmbh & Co. KG, Markt Schwaben to Ventrex Automotive Gmbh of Graz. The deal is expected to be finalised on October 1st 2002.
Alcan Technology Enables Landmark Aluminum Jaguar
26 September, 2002
Jaguar
Alcan Aluminum Helps Lighten the Load on 2003 Ford Expedition and Navigator
27 June, 2002
Ford Motor Company
Alcan Expands Production of Automotive Components in Europe
26 June, 2002
Alcan plans a multi-million-dollar expansion of its European production facilities for aluminum automotive components, according to Kurt Wolfensberger, president of Alcan Automotive.
Alcan To Double Automotive Business by 2005
15 November, 2001
Alcan Automotive has announced its new automotive strategy focusing on global growth with key customers in key markets for lightweight automotive materials and solutions. The new strategy is a result of the merger in October 2000 of Alcan
Alcan Earns International Die Casting Award
02 November, 2001
Alcan Inc was awarded first-place by the North American Die Casting Association for its
Kurt Wolfensberger New President of Alcan Automotive
04 October, 2001
Kurt Wolfensberger has been appointed the new President of Alcan Automotive. In his new function, Wolfensberger will run the automobile business in addition to his current role as European President of Engineered Products.
Audi A2 Eco Extreme Test
30 July, 2001
Following an extreme test drive through numerous European countries a series-production Audi A2 1.2 TDI arrived at Lake Zurich on 30 July.
New Alcan Automotive Strategy Focuses on Global, Value-Adding Growth
17 July, 2001
Alcan Inc. has announced a new automotive strategy and organization designed to maximize value creation through profitable growth in the expanding market for lightweight automotive materials and solutions.
Alcan Merger with Alusuisse Creates Global Leader in Aluminium-based Automotive Products and Services
18 October, 2000
Alcan has solidified its position as the world's leading supplier of aluminium-based automotive products and services with the completion today of its merger with Alusuisse Group Ltd. of Switzerland. The merger brings together two of the world's most successful and innovative suppliers of lightweight automotive solutions to create a powerful new partner for automotive manufacturers worldwide.
Alcan Aluminum Recognized as 'Best of the Best' by Customers In Automotive Industries' Quest for Excellence Awards
08 August, 2000
The AlumineeringSM efforts of Alcan Global Automotive Products have earned the aluminum producer recognition as one of the 'best of the best' automotive suppliers in Automotive Industries' third annual Quest for Excellence awards.
Alcan Global Automotive President Unveils AlumineeringSM To European Auto Industry
22 June, 2000
'Achieving aluminum's full potential in the auto industry will require aluminum companies to rethink the way they serve their customers,' stated Alcan's Donald Macmillan in his address to the Metal Bulletin International Automotive Materials Conference here today. 'The winners will be the companies which can excel in the art of partnership,' he said.
Alcan Predicts Major Rise in Automotive Aluminum Usage
18 February, 2000
Aluminum consumption in the automotive industry will climb by 2.5 million metric tons, or more than 55 percent, over the next five years on a global basis, a senior Alcan executive told automotive journalists attending the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show here yesterday.
Alcan and Ford Sign Multi-Year Supply Agreement for Automotive Aluminum
24 January, 2000
Alcan Aluminium Limited and Ford Motor Company jointly announced today that they have signed a significant multi-year aluminum supply agreement that will support the expanded use of aluminum in the production of safe, more fuel-efficient cars and trucks.
Alcan's Aluminum Solutions Help the GM Precept Achieve Outstanding Goals
11 January, 2000
Aluminum solutions from Alcan Global Automotive Products are helping General Motors progress down the pathway to high fuel efficiency. The GM Precept technology demonstration vehicle makes extensive use of aluminum in an advanced lightweight design that delivers outstanding performance.
Alcan Partners with Ford to Support a New Generation of Vehicles
10 January, 2000
Alcan Global Automotive Products' aluminum engineering
 
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