Novelis sings contract with MRS Logística
Kerry Garrison |

Novelis sings contract with MRS Logística

Railway operator will transport aluminum coils and recycled aluminum products.

June 12, 2019

Novelis, headquartered in Atlanta, reportedly has signed a deal with MRS Logistica, a Brazilian railway operator, for the transportation of aluminum coils and recycled aluminum products.

According to an article from BNAmericas, Santiago, Chile, the contract is part of the expansion of Novelis' Pindamonhangaba plant in São Paulo, which the company announced in late 2018.

At that time, Novelis said it was investing $175 million at its Pindamonhangaba plant. The investment is designed to benefit its beverage can and specialty customers by adding 100,000 metric tons of rolling production and 60,000 metric tons of recycling capacity. These expansions, construction on which began earlier this year, will bring total capacity of the Pindamonhangaba facility to approximately 680,000 metric tons of aluminum sheet and 450,000 metric tons of recycled metal annually, Novelis says.

According to BNAmericas, Diário do Comércio has reported that the expansion also will include a rail terminal connecting the plant to the MRS rail line, helping Novelis improve its logistics system through better access to the ports of Santos and Itaguaí in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, respectively.