Global Primary Products is one Alcoa’s four Business Units. It leads in all aspects of aluminum production by creating a globally competitive commodity business. It regroups five sectors of activity : Mining, Refining, Smelting, Casting and Global Energy Assets.
Global Primary Products in Canada operates three smelters in Québec, with a combined annual production capacity of close to one million metric tons of rolling ingot, mainly for the manufacturing of sheet for packaging applications and automotive body parts; T-ingot for foundries that manufacture cast parts, mainly for the automotive industry; and billet for extrusions used in the transportation and construction industries.
GPP Canada also operates the Fjardaál Smelter in Iceland, as well as the Lake Charles Carbon Plant in Louisiana.
The Smelting Center of Excellence, a main training hub for Alcoans from around the world and a nerve centre for developing, transferring and standardizing best practices in manufacturing and human resources management, is located at the Deschambault Smelter.