Russian Federation aluminium titan UC Rusal announced earlier this week its selection by global wheel and automotive component maker Kosei to be its global supplier of high-quality aluminium alloys.
Rusal says it will be selling its proprietary low-carbon aluminium ALLOW to Kosei. ALLOW emits roughly 2.4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of metal smelted, in contrast with the industry standard of about 12 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of aluminium.
The deal is the latest in a long collaboration between the two firms. Rusal has been supplying Kosei with primary aluminium alloys at its factories in India, Japan, Thailand, and the United States for three decades.
Kosei’s president Shunkichi Kamiya said in a press release that the Russian firm has been a consistent supplier for many years.
“We started working with RUSAL in the early 1990s and here we are, almost 30 years on this year. We really enjoy the quality, delivery and all the support they provided to us and words cannot describe how much we appreciate their sincere service. RUSAL is the most reliable supplier for us and we highly hope the partnership with RUSAL will continue for many years in the future”
Rusal’s Head of Sales and Marketing Roman Andryushin said his firm looked forward to a long collaboration with Kosei.
“I am delighted and proud that RUSAL has been named by Kosei as its preferred global supplier. Our long standing relationship with Kosei is testament to our reliability and expertise as a supplier. Over the past 30 years, Kosei and RUSAL have worked together to produce aluminium products of highest quality. We look forward to our continued collaboration.”
Kosei was founded in 1950 and produces automotive parts and wheels for clients including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru, Mahindra, Isuzu, Daihatsu, and others. The firm operates over a dozen locations in seven different countries.