July 5, 2012

Alcoa Russia was named Best Russian Exporter-2011

Alcoa Russia was named winner of the competition Best Russian Exporter in 2011 in the category “The Most Dynamically Developing Russian Exporter – Non-ferrous Metals Industry (Non-ferrous metal products)”.

The competition is held annually by the Department of External Economic Affairs that is part of the Department’s mission to provide state support to exporting industrial products. The goal of the competition is to support, facilitate and stimulate the export of domestic industrial products.

The winners-2011were named in 28 major industries in the following categories: Best Russian Exporter in an industry, Best Russian Exporter in an industry to CIS countries, and the Most Dynamically Developing Russian Exporter in an industry.

The Department of External Economic Affairs selected the participants of the competition by their applications using a special calculation method based on the data from consolidated export reports of an organization.

The awards ceremony took place in Moscow on July 5th. Alcoa Russia was represented by Ilya Vishnevskiy, Commercial Director, Alcoa Russia. The winners received their prizes from Georgy Kalmanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

About Alcoa
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 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years 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 31 countries across the world.
Alcoa first entered Russia in 1993. In 2005 the company acquired two fabricating facilities in Samara and Belaya Kalitva. Since 2005 Alcoa has invested over $787 million to upgrade its Russian facilities.

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Nina Byvsheva
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