UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL; Moscow Exchange: RUAL/RUALR) is a leading global aluminium producer. In 2015 it accounted for approximately 7% of global production of aluminium and 7% of alumina. RUSAL employs over 61,000 people in 20 countries, across 5 continents. RUSAL markets and sells its products primarily in the European, Japanese, Korean, South East Asian and North American markets. The Company’s main products are primary aluminium, aluminium alloys, foil and alumina. RUSAL is a vertically integrated aluminium company with assets along the entire production process – from bauxite and nepheline ore mines to aluminium smelters and foil mills. This provides RUSAL with exceptional operational flexibility and enables it to control every stage of the manufacturing process, ensuring only the highest quality end products. The Company’s core smelting capacities are located in Siberia, thus benefiting from the access to renewable and environmentally clean hydropower. RUSAL strives to achieve leadership in efficiency and is already among the most cost- effective aluminium producers in the world. The Company’s in-house R&D, engineering and design capabilities enable it to create and launch new technologies that help to streamline production and cut capital and operation costs.
‘RUSAL looks forward to strengthening its research and development through open co-operation with aluminium producers and consumers as well as scientific institutes of the RTWH Aachen. Working in close proximity and collaboration with companies from various stages of the value chain is beneficial in developing new materials and launching innovative projects that help shape the future. The reach of the leading European research and educational hub provides access to cutting-edge technologies and the ability to recruit the top-level specialists. Being a member of AMAP is a unique opportunity for RUSAL to take advantage of joining efforts with industry and scientific partners, thus exploring new products and entering new markets.’
Viktor Mann, Technical Director