The presence of world-class primary aluminium producers
Alcoa , Rio Tinto Alcan and Alouette has fostered the emergence of a strong industrial cluster in Québec. Their operations total eight smelters in the province that produce 2.9 million metric tons of primary aluminum, or 60% of North America’s total production.
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AluQuébec, Québec’s aluminum cluster , is a mobilizing and unifying organization that coordinates Québec’s aluminum processing industry and equipment manufacturers.
The AluQuébec industrial cluster coordinates Québec’s aluminum processing industry and equipment manufacturers and aims to double aluminum processing in Québec over a ten-year period, while also supporting the activities of equipment manufacturers and specialized suppliers.
More than 1,400 aluminum processors serve multiple markets across Québec. These companies employ more than 7,000 Quebecers who represent 4% of Québec's salary mass.
The companies in the sector that have located in Québec are proof of the vitality of aluminum industry here. Here are a few examples:
The aluminum sector is strongly supported by the 2015-2025 Québec Aluminum Development Strategy (The Québec Aluminum Development Strategy 2015-2025 ) which aims to improve the entire value chain.
The Québec government is the first state government to implement a comprehensive strategy to grow and develop each step in the aluminum value chain. Among the ambitious goals it has set is to double aluminum processing in Québec by 2025.
For more information, refer to the full text of the Development Strategy (French-only link).