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, inGuangdong 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,” saidAndreas 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.