Special India Correspondent

Indian Aluminium Makers Hurt by Pangs Of Rising Coal Costs

Indian Aluminium Makers Hurt by Pangs Of Rising Coal Costs

A consistent spike in coal costs has roiled India’s aluminium producers. If a spate of imports of fake semis and a clutch of value added products weren’t enough, smelters are unnerved by spiralling coal prices. Their worries are justified by the contribution...

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Why Indian Aluminium Firms Are Banking on Clusters

Leading Indian aluminium companies are turning to the cluster model to tap downstream investments and diversify aluminium applications in the country. Both state run entities National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Vedanta Ltd, the Indian arm of London listed metals conglomerate Vedanta Resources Plc, are developing aluminium parks to offer a conducive ecosystem to players in […]

Steep Coal Costs Blunt Indian Aluminium Makers’ Edge

Indian aluminium producers’ hope to harvest gains from resilient LME (London Metal Exchange) prices and smelter capacity shutdowns in China have been countered by glaring coal shortages and steeper domestic costs. LME prices of aluminium have been on a roll, reaching multi-year highs of around $2100 per tonne. An industry outlook report by ratings agency […]

Shifting Aluminium Consumption Habits in India

With the Indian government’s thrust to increase indigenous production and build Smart Cities in full swing, the country is on the cusp of a tectonic shift as aluminium consumption is increasingly shifting towards value added products. If electricals were traditionally the mainstays of the industry, the metal is finding growing acceptability in emerging segments like […]

India needs to expand its secondary aluminium production to tap into global markets

In the worldwide aluminium business, the focus is increasingly shifting to downstream activities. The processing of primary aluminium in secondary smelters for value addition churns out useful, semi-finished products like rolled extrusions, fabrications and also finished items that find applications in automobile & transportation, construction, packaging, power and consumer products industries. In terms of supply […]

Leveraging aluminium for the power system overhaul in India

India’s power demand is burgeoning and so also, is the need to reinforce the country’s transmission and distribution apparatus. As the federal government works tirelessly towards realising its dream of ‘Power for All’ by 2019, the challenges down the road, especially the ones concerning efficiency, need to be carefully taken into considersation. By the end […]