Auto drives Rio Tinto's North American aluminium expansion plan

Rio Tinto is mulling expansion of its primary aluminium capacity in North America to better serve demand for automotive sheet, a company executive said on September 19.

“We have phases of smelters we’ve built already,” Rio Tinto director of global automotive strategy Jim Dickson said during a presentation at Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM’s Automotive Supply Chain Conference. “Phases two and three are on the table when the investment climate is right.”

According to Dickson, Rio Tinto may adapt its...


Kirk Maltais

September 21, 2017

03:50 GMT