Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry.
Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Alcoas businesses as a single solution to customers.
In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also makes and markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap, Alcoa wheels, and Baco household wraps. Among its other businesses are closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks.
The company has 116,000 employees in 44 countries.
In 2006 it was 10 times safer to work for Alcoa than it was in 1991.
Alcoa makes a very sustainable product: almost 70% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use, equaling 480 million metric tons (529 million tons) of a total 690 million metric tons (761 million tons) manufactured since 1886.
Every day, worldwide, Alcoa:
- Mines 86,300 tons of bauxite and 27,300 tons of coal
- Refines 41,000 tons of alumina
- Smelts 9,575 tons of aluminum
- Recycles 2,300 tons of aluminum
- Manufactures 8,810 tons of aluminum products
- Produces 166 million closures for beverage and food containers
- Assembles wire harnesses for 20,400 vehicles
- Generates 96,000 MWH of electricity
- Purchases $27 million in goods and services