National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco), the Navratna PSU under Union Ministry of Mines and country’s leading manufacturer and exporter of alumina and aluminium has reported all-round improvement in production and sales for 2010-11.
The company has achieved the highest-ever cast metal production of 443,597 tonnes, against the previous best of 431,488 tonnes in 2009-10. Besides, Nalco’s alumina refinery has achieved 98.8 percent capacity utilization by producing 15.56 lakh tonnes of alumina hydrate, while its bauxite mines have produced 48.24 lakh tonnes with a capacity utilization of 100.5 percent.
Nalco’s Captive Power Plant (CPP) has recorded the highest-ever net power generation of 6,608 million units, against the previous best of 6,293 million units in 2009-10.
On the sales front too, Nalco has achieved the highest-ever metal sale of 438,952 tonnes, against the previous best of 435,979 tonnes in 2009-10. This has been possible due to considerable rise in demand for aluminium and improvement in company’s share in the domestic market.
The company recorded the highest-ever domestic metal sale of 340,752 tonnes in 2010-11, surpassing the previous highest of 289,032 tonnes in the previous fiscal.
Nalco also achieved a record sale of 20,022 tonnes of rolled products in the domestic market in 2010-11, against the previous best of 14,419 tonnes in 2009-10.
This year the company has added aluminium T-Ingots to its product range, which is first of its kind in Indian aluminium industry.
It may also be noted that Nalco had resumed its billet exports in 2009-10, after a gap of a decade.
In 2010-11, the company exported 4614 tonnes of billets. More production and sale of rolled products and billets have increased the proportion of value added products in the company’s operations.
Besides, Nalco has widened its international customer base by adding new overseas clients during the year, said a company release.