The Alcoa Advantage increases our competitiveness by leveraging company-wide
technology innovations, customer relationships, purchasing power, operating systems and the
talent that underpins our global company.
That parental advantage consists of five major levers.
We run the world’s largest light metals research facility outside of Pittsburgh— with similar hubs around the world—that gives our customers a competitive edge.
We drive Alcoa’s commercial advantage by partnering with our customers through the product development cycle to innovate differentiated products that the market wants.
By leveraging our $18 billion in annual global spend and best-in-class procurement
strategies, we create a unique competitive advantage for all our businesses.
Using standardized processes, consistent metrics, terminology and frameworks, we remove
complexity to optimize performance across Alcoa.
Our people are our true sustainable advantage. We recruit, develop and retain diverse talent, sourcing approximately one third of manager-level personnel from across business segments
in 2013, ensuring cross-pollination of knowledge and continued people development.