industry leader in aluminium and copper
An industry leader in aluminium and copper,
Hindalco Industries Limited, the metals flagship
company of the Aditya Birla Group is
the world's largest aluminium rolling company
and one of the biggest producers of primary
aluminium in Asia.
Its copper smelter is the world’s largest custom smelter at a single location.
Established in 1958, we commissioned our
aluminium facility at Renukoot in eastern
Uttar Pradesh, India in 1962. Later acquisitions
and mergers, with Indal, Birla Copper and
the Nifty and Mt. Gordon copper mines in Australia,
strengthened our position in value-added alumina,
aluminium and copper products.
The acquisition of Novelis Inc. in 2007 positioned
us among the top five aluminium majors worldwide
and the largest vertically integrated aluminium
company in India. Today we are a metals powerhouse
with high-end rolling capabilities and a global
footprint in 13 countries. Our consolidated
turnover of USD 15.85 billion (Rs. 72,078 crore)
places us in the Fortune 500 league.
Creating superior value
Hindalco is one of the leading producers
of aluminium and copper. Our aluminium units
across the globe encompass the entire gamut
of operations, from bauxite mining, alumina
refining and aluminium smelting to downstream
rolling, extrusions, foils, along with captive
power plants and coal mines.
Our copper unit, Birla Copper, produces copper
cathodes, continuous cast copper rods and
other by-products, such as gold, silver and
Our units are ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004
and OHSAS 18001 certified. Several units have gone a step further with an integrated management system (IMS), combining ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 into one business excellence model. We have been accorded
the Star Trading House status in India. Hindalco's
aluminium metal is accepted for delivery under
the High Grade Aluminium Contract on the London
Metal Exchange (LME). Our copper quality standards
are also internationally recognised and registered
on the LME with Grade A accreditation.
Hindalco's major products include standard and
speciality grade aluminas and hydrates, aluminium
ingots, billets, wire rods, flat rolled products,
extrusions and foil.
The integrated facility at Renukoot houses
an alumina refinery and an aluminium smelter,
along with facilities for the production of
semi-fabricated products, namely, redraw rods,
flat rolled products and extrusions. The plant
is backed by a co-generation power unit and
a 742 MW captive power plant at Renusagar to ensure
the continuous supply of power for smelter
and other operations.
A strong presence across the value chain
and synergies between operations has given
us a dominant share in the value-added products
market. As a step towards expanding the market
for value-added products and services, we
have launched various brands in recent years
Everlast roofing sheets, Freshwrapp
kitchen foil and Freshpakk semi-rigid containers.
Birla Copper, Hindalcos copper unit, is
located at Dahej in Gujarat, India. The unit
has the unique distinction of being the
largest single-location copper smelter in the
world. The smelter uses state-of-the-art technology
and has a capacity of 500,000 tpa.
Birla Copper also produces precious metals,
fertilisers and sulphuric and phosphoric acid.
The unit has captive power plants for continuous
power generation and a captive jetty to facilitate
logistics and transportation.
Birla Copper upholds its longstanding reputation
for quality copper cathodes and continuous cast
copper rods by assuring its management processes
meet the highest standards. It has acquired
certifications such as ISO-9001:2000 (Quality
Management Systems), ISO-14001:2004 (Environmental
Management System) and OHSAS-18001:2007 (Occupational
Health and Safety Management Systems).
Hindalco acquired two Australian copper mines,
Nifty and Mt. Gordon, in 2003. The Birla Nifty copper mine consists of an underground mine, heap leach pads and a solvent extraction and electrowinning (SXEW) processing plant, which produces copper cathode.
The Mt. Gordon copper operation consists
of an underground mine and a copper concentrate
plant. Until recently, the operation produced
copper cathode through the ferric leach process.
In 2004, a copper concentrator was commissioned to provide concentrate for use at Hindalco's operations in Dahej.
Both Nifty and Mt. Gordon have a long-term
life of mine off-take agreement with Hindalco
for supply of copper concentrate to the copper
smelter at Dahej.
Our well-crafted growth and integration hinges
on the three cornerstones of cost competitiveness,
quality and global reach. We are also committed
to the triple bottom line accountability of
economic, environment and social factors.
Care for the community around our operating
units is best exemplified by our deep-rooted
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