Novelis have announced that it received the '2022 Supplier of the Year' award from Hyundai Motor Group at the auto maker's annual 'Partnership Day' held in South Korea.

Hyundai Motor Group awarded Novelis, in the material supplier category, based on the comprehensive evaluation of all of its aluminium and steel material suppliers in the areas of supply chain reliability, quality and technical support. Novelis is the first-ever aluminum sheet provider to win the title of Supplier of the Year from the South Korean automaker.

Novelis currently supplies automotive aluminium sheet produced at its advanced rolling facility in Ulsan, South Korea, for inner and exterior applications for Hyundai Motor Group's Genesis brand, as well as its electric vehicle (EV) models. Novelis' aluminum solutions are applicable to various automotive parts such as hoods, doors and tailgates, full body structures and EV battery enclosures.

"We are very honored to be the first aluminium sheet maker that has won this recognition as Hyundai's partner for material innovation," said Sachin Satpute, President, Novelis Asia. "With more than 50 years of experience and technical expertise in automotive aluminium production and recycling, we are looking forward to expanding our partnership with Hyundai toward our shared goal of carbon neutrality."