RUSAL is a leading, global aluminium producer. The company’s main products are primary aluminium, aluminium alloys, foil and alumina. RUSAL is a completely vertically intergrated aluminium company with assets right through the 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 and ensure the highest quality of products.
RUSAL operates in 19 countries on 5 continents. The company’s core smelting capacities are located in Siberia, thus benefiting from the access to the renewable and environmentally clean hydropower and the proximity to the thriving market of China.
With aluminium industry facing oversupply challenges, RUSAL optimizes its capacities through suspending the least efficient smelters and converting them into producers of value added products. At the same time RUSAL builds new highly effective smelters in Eastern Siberia in order to get ready to the demands of the balanced market when aluminium consumption creates enough room for existing capacities.
The access to rich bauxite deposits will enable RUSAL to meet growing production demands throughout the next 100 years.
RUSAL strives to achieve the leadership in efficiency and is already among the three most cost- effective aluminium producers in the world. The company’s in-house R&D, engineering and design capabilities enable it create and launch new technologies that help to streamline production and cut capital and operation costs.
A further critical strategic goal of the company is to diversify its business through creating and developing its own power generating capacities that upon completion are expected to satisfy at least 60% of the company’s demand for power. To pursue this goal RUSAL together with RusHydro is constructing a new Boguchanskaya hydropower station in the Krasnoyarsk region. RUSAL is also part of the joint venture to develop the Ekibastuz coal basin in Kazakhstan.
RUSAL’s scale of operations and strong competitive advantages along with the aluminium industry’s robust fundamentals set up a solid platform for the company’s long-term growth that will benefit all its employees, shareholders and the population of the regions and countries where RUSAL operates. The company’s sustainable development strategy is aimed to succeed in reaching this potential.
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