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Innovative manufacturing partnership between Novelis and Smart Press Shop will result in reducing up to 100,000 tons of carbon emissions per year.

October 6, 2022

Smart Press Shop is a joint venture between Porsche AG and Schuler Group

Novelis started a closed- loop-recycling program with Smart Press Shop (SPS) located in Halle (Saale), Germany. As part of the operations, Novelis supplies aluminium flat rolled products from its Nachterstedt, Germany plant to Smart Press Shop and brings production scrap generated during their manufacturing process back to Nachterstedt. Novelis then recycles the scrap and converts it into new, high-quality rolled sheet, which is then again returned to SPS and re-enters its production loop, where it is made into sustainable lightweight automotive body parts. 

Recycling aluminum requires 95% less energy to produce than primary aluminium, with commensurate savings in CO2 emissions. As such, this partnership is projected to reduce SPS’ carbon emissions by up to 100,000 tons per year.

 “SPS and Novelis are ideal partners to advance the automotive industry closer to achieving the standards of a circular economy through sustainable material sourcing and production,” said Michael Hahne, Vice President, Automotive, Novelis Europe. “Novelis has a remarkable story to share about closed-loop-recycling programs with clients around the world. From our objective of achieving zero waste-to-landfills to becoming carbon neutral, we take our responsibility as a global sustainability leader very seriously and look forward to all that we can achieve with SPS.”

Read the full press release here: Novelis and Smart Press Shop Create Closed-Loop-Recycling System