Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world's largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 125 years. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30 countries across the world.
Alcoa is the largest multinational investor in China’s aluminum industry, with an investment of $800 million since 1993. Alcoa locates its Asia Pacific Headquarters in Beijing, with its plants, trading companies and offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Qinhuangdao, Kunshan, Suzhou, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, manufacturing and selling sheets, fasteners, wheels and aerospace products for packaging, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, industrial products, automotive and aerospace markets. As of December 31, 2012, Alcoa China has 13 legal entities employing 1226 people.