A global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminium industry over 125 years ago, and today, our 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminium, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminium products.
Since 1888, Alcoa has been defining the aluminium industry, beginning with our founder Charles Martin Hall inventing the method for producing aluminium, to NASA sending the space rover Curiosity to Mars in 2012, a feat achieved using light-weight and durable aluminium fasteners provided by Alcoa.
Alcoa’s presence in Norway started in the 1920’s through a materials co-operation with Elkem, and further extended from 1962 and on, through a 50% ownership of the aluminium plants at Lista and in Mosjoen. The two smelters have been fully operated and owned by Alcoa, through the acquisition of Elkem Aluminium in 2009. Alcoa also owns and operates an anode factory in Mosjoen, who supplies the smelter in Mosjoen and Alcoa’s smelter in Fjardaal, Iceland, and a global research facility at Lista, aimed at developing a revolutionary method for producing aluminium.
Engagement is part of Alcoa’s DNA, and October is our global Month of Service. In 2012, almost 1 out of 2 Norwegian Alcoans participated in volunteer work or so-called “dugnad”. Since 2009, Alcoa has contributed thousands of volunteer hours and more than $740,000 in Alcoa Foundation grants in Norway.
In 2011, Dagens Næringsliv awarded Alcoa Mosjoen the title “Norway’s fittest company”. In 2013, Lean Forum Norge awarded Alcoa Mosjøen the title “Lean Company of the Year”.http://www.alcoa.com/norway