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COMMENT: Ford F-Series production soars

3 September 2015

Low gasoline prices and a relatively strong US economy are no doubt the main drivers of a huge boost in production of Ford's F-Series pick-up range: the firm built an astonishing 94,401 units of the big pick-up family in August. That compares to 78,327 in August 2014.


ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

12 December 2014

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying for the 2016 model year? First, we examine the Detroit Three.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Automotive safety...

28 November 2014

One thing that has always got everyone in the automotive business talking is safety. It's an interesting one. Cars have become much safer in recent decades, of course.


Solomon Alsberg claims wheel weight reduction

27 May 2010

A new range of premium forged aluminium wheels that use Alcoa blank technologies is being launched by Solomon Alsberg.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products

14 March 2013

Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminium wheels. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Brian Thomas, Marketing Communications, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products.


Q&A with Alcoa Wheel Products

17 November 2010

Continuing just-auto’s interviews with the world’s largest wheel manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked with David Yates, Commercial Manager, Europe, Alcoa Wheel Products - Forged Speciality Wheels about wheels for electric vehicles as well as trends in the use of finishes, materials and styling.


Q&A with Alcoa on wheels

6 November 2008

Since being rolled out by the Sumerians in around 3500 BC, the wheel has been constantly re-invented, writes Matthew Beecham. Styling flexibility, reduced weight and high quality are just some of the requirements automakers expect from their wheel suppliers today. To enhance wheel appearance, Alcoa has developed Dura-Bright technology, now available for its automotive forged aluminium wheel customers. The first to launch in Europe is Audi on its new A6 model. Alcoa’s David Yates puts a good spin on Dura-Bright and how Alcoa Wheel Products is forging a growth business in Europe.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Alcoa Corporation consolidates its business units

3 March 2017

Alcoa Corporation a global leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminium products, today announced that it is consolidating its business units to reduce complexity. Effective immediately, the aluminium smelting, cast products and rolled products businesses,...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa reports US$125m net loss in Q4 2016

25 January 2017

Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium products, on 24 January 2017 reported fourth quarter 2016 results that reflect profit growth at the combined segment level and an improved cash position, driven by higher alumina and...


Arconic signs $450m deals for Alcoa wheels

14 December 2016

Arconic announced it has signed over US$450m in long term agreements over the past year with customers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia for its forged aluminium wheels.


Alcoa appoints Molly Beerman VP and controller

8 December 2016

Alcoa says Molly Beerman has been named vice president and controller and that she will serve as principal accounting officer, effective 9 December.


Volkswagen Group launches new mobility company

5 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group on Monday officially launched its new mobility services company at the Tech Crunch Disrupt technology event in London.


Arconic starts trading on New York Stock Exchange

4 November 2016

Arconic has launched today as a specialist company in multi-materials innovation, precision engineering and advanced manufacturing and has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) using the sticker ARNC.


just-auto Plus only Alcoa Q3 2016 revenue drops 6%

12 October 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa, on 11 October 2016, reported third quarter 2016 results. In spite of near-term market challenges, Arconic segments reported combined year-over-year profit growth, and Alcoa Corporation segments, alumina and primary metals,...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa splits into two independent companies

30 September 2016

Alcoa announced on 29 September, 2016, that its board of directors has approved the completion of the company’s separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies. Arconic will be a leading global provider of high-performance materials and...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa/Arconic names member for boards of directors

8 September 2016

In preparation for its previously-announced separation into two industry-leading companies, Alcoa has named the members of the boards of directors for the future Arconic and Alcoa. To ensure continuity and retention of valuable Alcoa experience, each new...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa and Alumina refresh JV agreement

5 September 2016

Alcoa (Alcoa) and Alumina (Alumina), on 1 September 2016, announced that they have agreed to make certain changes to the Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) joint venture that will enhance value for Alcoa, Alumina, and their respective shareholders. In...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa appoints future Arconic chief legal officer

25 August 2016

Alcoa on 24 August 2016, announced that it has named Kate Hargrove Ramundo executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of the future Arconic, a role which will take effect upon the company’s separation later this year. Ramundo...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa plans reverse stock split before separation

28 July 2016

Alcoa on 27 July 2016, announced that it plans to undertake a reverse stock split of Alcoa’s common stock at a ratio of one for three and a proportionate reduction in the number of authorised shares of its common stock. The reverse stock split will...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa Q2 2016 global revenue down 10%

12 July 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa on 11 July, 2016, reported second quarter 2016 results. Profit in the future combined Arconic (value-add) segments grew year-over-year and the future combined Alcoa Corporation (Upstream) segments strengthened sequentially. The...


Continental presents 13 suppliers with awards

1 July 2016

Continental has presented its Supplier of the Year Awards to 13 component producers at a ceremony in Dresden, Germany for its three divisions of Chassis & Safety, Powertrain and Interior.


just-auto Plus only Merrick Murphy named Alcoa wheel and transportation products president

26 May 2016

Alcoa (Cleveland, Ohio) named Merrick Murphy as president of the Alcoa wheel and transportation products (AWTP) business. Murphy will report to Tim Myers, who recently assumed the role of group president, Alcoa transportation and construction solutions (TCS)....


just-auto Plus only Alcoa US makes executive changes

13 May 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa on 12 May 2016, announced that Karl Tragl, group president of transportation and construction solutions (TCS), has been appointed group president of engineered products and solutions (EPS), succeeding Olivier Jarrault, effective...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa US announces dividend on class B stock

6 May 2016

The board of directors of Alcoa on 5 May 2016, declared a dividend of US$6.71875 per share on Alcoa’s 5.375% class B mandatory convertible preferred stock (“Class B stock”) payable 1 July 2016 to holders of record of the class B stock at the...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa reaches US power deal on intalco smelter

3 May 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa on 2 May 2016, announced it has reached an agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that will help improve the competitiveness of its Intalco smelter. As a result, the smelter will not curtail at the end of the...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa posts net income of US$16m in Q1 2016

13 April 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today, 11 April 2016, reported solid Q1 2016 performance. Arconic segments (Value-Add) reported year-over-year profit growth and the upstream segments, alumina and primary metals, remained profitable despite continued low...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa unveils name of its future value-add company

16 March 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa, today unveiled the name, logo and tagline of its future value-add company: “Arconic. Innovation, Engineered.” The future upstream company will operate under the Alcoa name. The company’s separation into two,...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa US to appoint three directors

3 February 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today, 1 February 2016, announced that it will appoint Ulrich “Rick” Schmidt, John C. Plant and Sean O. Mahoney to serve on the company’s Board of directors, effective 5 February 2016. These appointments will...


Alcoa delays Intalco Works curtailment

21 January 2016

Alcoa says it will delay the curtailment of its Intalco Works smelter in Ferndale, Washington until the end of the second quarter of 2016.


just-auto Plus only Matt Garth to lead Alcoa's Investor relations team in the US

20 January 2016

Alcoa announced today, 18 January 2016, that it is expanding its investor relations capability in preparation for the previously announced separation of the company during the second half of 2016. Matt Garth, Vice president of financial planning and analysis,...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa to reduce production at Pt. Comfort refinery and shut down Warrick Smelter

11 January 2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced it is taking further action to increase the competitiveness of its upstream business amid prevailing market conditions. In 2015, the Midwest transaction aluminum price dropped approximately 30%, and the alumina...


Alcoa reduces smelting and refining capacity

13 November 2015

Alcoa says it is taking “decisive action” to curtail uncompetitive smelting and refining capacity to ensure continued competitiveness in current market conditions.


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa’s Q3 sales down 10.7% to US$5.57bn

9 October 2015

Alcoa's sales for the third quarter ended 30 September 2015 was down 10.7% to US$5.57bn compared with $6.23bn in the same period year ago. Income before income taxes was down 37.6% to $206m compared with $330m. Net income was down 19.1% to $106m compared with...


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa promotes Roy Harvey as president of Global Primary Products

7 October 2015

Alcoa has announced that Roy Harvey, executive vice president, human resources and environment, health, safety and sustainability, is appointed president of Global Primary Products (GPP), succeeding Bob Wilt, effective immediately. Harvey previously served as...


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa promotes Vas Nair to executive VP, HR and environment, health, safety and sustainability

7 October 2015

Alcoa has announced that Vas Nair, chief talent and diversity officer, is appointed executive vice president, human resources and environment, health, safety and sustainability, effective immediately. Nair succeeds Roy Harvey who earlier was named president of...


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa to split into two independent companies

29 September 2015

Alcoa has announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies, culminating Alcoa's successful multi-year transformation. The separation will launch two industry-leading, Fortune 500...


just-auto Plus only US: Alcoa completes expansion at Tennessee facility

25 September 2015

Alcoa has completed an expansion at its Tennessee facility dedicated to supplying aluminium sheet to the automotive industry. The plant will provide aluminium sheet to automakers that include Ford Motor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General...

Alcoa news

just-auto Plus only Alcoa Corporation consolidates its business units

3 March 2017

Alcoa Corporation a global leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminium products, today announced tha...


just-auto Plus only Alcoa reports US$125m net loss in Q4 2016

25 January 2017

Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium products, on 24 January 201...


Arconic signs $450m deals for Alcoa wheels

14 December 2016

Arconic announced it has signed over US$450m in long term agreements over the past year with cust...


Alcoa appoints Molly Beerman VP and controller

8 December 2016

Alcoa says Molly Beerman has been named vice president and controller and that she will serve as...


Volkswagen Group launches new mobility company

5 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group on Monday (5 December) officially launched its new mobility services company...


Arconic starts trading on New York Stock Exchange

4 November 2016

Arconic has launched today as a specialist company in multi-materials innovation, precision engin...



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