Automotive 2019-01-16T11:07:42+00:00

Novelis is the leading global supplier of rolled aluminium sheet for the automotive industry.

Our experience and global footprint, commitment to innovation and product quality and the relationships we’ve forged with leading automakers set us apart as the preferred partner worldwide.


As the leading low carbon aluminium supplier, we offer our customers the ability to deliver products with a smaller environmental footprint. Since 2011, the company has increased its recycled inputs from 33% towards 60%.

Closed Loop Recycling

Novelis is the global leader in closed-loop recycling, a process that allows the company and its customers to reuse customers’ aluminium scrap and recycle the materials into the same products. Closed-loop recycling preserves the value of the alloy, minimises environmental impact, and establishes a secure supply chain for automakers. As we implement our recycling strategy our customers are becoming our suppliers by providing us with their scrap aluminium. The benefits in supply chain management and efficiencies of this closed loop are unparalleled, providing tremendous advantages to both the customer and Novelis.

Novelis collaborated with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to create the first closed-loop system in Europe with a dedicated railway service to efficiently deliver aluminium between Novelis’ Nachterstedt Recycling Center in Germany and JLR’s production site in the United Kingdom.

The railway service has resulted in an 80 percent reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions compared to road transportation of the materials.

In 2016, JLR reclaimed 50,000 tons of aluminium scrap, which is equivalent to 200,000 Jaguar XE body shells. The emissions reductions achieved through this effort prevented 500,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

More details on this and the REALCAR Project can be found here.

For further information on Novelis automotive closed loop recycling, please contact Andy Doran.

Collaboration for a closed-loop value chain

How Aluminium Vehicles are Made

Car makers around the world are switching to aluminium intensive solutions to improve fuel efficiency, performance and sustainability in vehicles ranging from pickup trucks and SUVs to sports cars. From the 2015 Ford F-150 to the Jaguar XE, Novelis aluminium is everywhere. But how? This infographic gives a quick look at how aluminium vehicles are made – and recycled – providing greater sustainability on and off the road.