November 6, 2012

Alcoa is named one of the largerst Russian companies in Expert-400 2012 rating

Alcoa Russia was included in the Expert magazine’s rating of the largest companies with highest sale volumes. Alcoa Russia took 238 place - up 33 points over the previous year. This is the best rate among metallurgical companies.

Expert-400 by rating agency Expert RA lists Russia's largest companies with the highest sale volumes. Expert RA is part of Expert group of companies and is one of the group’s informational and research projects. Annually Expert-400 discovers the largest companies in the Russian economy and analyzes the role of large business in the economic development of the coutry and its major development trends. The rating Expert-400 has been published since 1995, the very first list included 200 industrial companies of the country. Currently, the rating encompasses 400 companies 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 11 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.