Alcoa's operations consist of three worldwide business groups: 1) Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS), 2) Global Rolled Products (GRP), and 3) Global Primary Products (GPP, Alumina and Primary Metals). The Company discusses the groups in terms of downstream, midstream (also downstream and midstream collectively, the value-add businesses) and upstream (also the commodity business) as its products range from post-production and point of sale to exploration and production, respectively.

Downstream | Engineered Products and Solutions

A diversified portfolio of five businesses across four main end markets (aerospace, industrial gas turbines, building and construction and commerical transportation):

  • Power and Propulsion: Multi-material airfoils for jet engines and industrial gas turbines;
  • Fastening Systems: Multi-material fasteners for aerospace and transportation vehicles;
  • Building and Construction Systems: Commercial architectural systems (including building facades, walls, store fronts and windows);
  • Wheel and Transportation Products: Forged aluminum commercial vehicle wheels; and
  • Forgings and Extrusions: Large and complex, multi-material fabricated parts and structures used across various end markets such as aerospace, automotive, defense and oil and gas.

Midstream | Global Rolled Products

This segment is structured into three market-facing business units:

  • Global Packaging: Rigid container sheet used for beverage and food cans, industrial packaging and specialty foil in Brazil;
  • Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial: Aluminum plate and sheet developed for these three end markets; and
  • China and Consumer Electronics: Beverage cans and commercial transportation brazing sheet in China and consumer electronics.

Upstream | Global Primary Products

Leader in all aspects of aluminum production: mining, refining, smelting and energy.

  • Alumina: This segment mines bauxite, which is then refined into alumina. Alcoa is the largest global bauxite producer and world's leading producer of alumina; and
  • Primary Metals: The worldwide smelter system produces primary aluminum used by Alcoa's fabricating businesses and sold to external customers and traders. Our operations also include power facilities, which generate approximately 20% of the power used at Alcoa's smelters worldwide. Two-thirds of our global smelting capacity is supported by renewable based energy.