An 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.
Hindalco's businesses — 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 DAP fertilisers.
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.
Our Aluminium Galleries showcase the versatility of aluminium
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.
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Birla Copper upholds its reputation for quality copper cathodes and continuous cast copper rods
Birla Copper, Hindalco’s 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.
Hindalco's two Australian copper mines, Nifty and Mt. Gordon, were acquired in 2003
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.
Cornerstones of growth
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 social commitment.