Aleris to Increase Aluminum Supply to Audi China

Nov 19, 2012, 09:22 ET from Aleris

CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleris today announced it has signed a contract with FAW-Volkswagen to provide aluminum for several Audi models to be produced in China.  Aleris will supply aluminum for the Audi A3 Sportback and Sedan models to be produced in Foshan, in Guangdong Province, and the Audi Q5 produced in Changchun, in Jilin Province.  Aleris will also increase its supply of aluminum provided for the Audi A6 made in Changchun.

For all models, Aleris will supply the Superlite 200® alloy, which provides the optimal mix of strength, surface finish, and corrosion resistance.   Superlite® is best suited for the development of lightweight, energy-efficient vehicles while maintaining excellent performance and safety standards.

"We look forward to expanding our strategic partnership with FAW-Volkswagen (Audi) in China," said Andreas Gondorf, vice president of Global Automotive, Aleris Rolled Products.  "As a global leader in aluminum products, Aleris is well-positioned to support Audi's continued focus on the production of lighter, more environmentally-sustainable vehicles."

Aluminum offers a sustainable solution for automotive applications to achieve greater fuel efficiency and meet CO2 regulations.  According to industry sources more than 90 percent of automotive aluminum is recovered and recycled.

About Aleris

Aleris is focused on realizing the significant potential of aluminum for our customers and our world.  A global leader in aluminum rolled and extruded products, aluminum recycling and specification alloy manufacturing, Aleris products are used by manufacturers in almost every industry.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has approximately 7,300 employees and operates more than 41 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit

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