Nov 08, 2023
Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), the largest multi-commodity natural resources company in the Middle East, announces it has extended its contractual relationship with leading luxury car maker JLR.
Ma’aden Rolling Company’s aluminum rolling mill has supplied JLR with Aluminum sheets since 2016. This relationship has been strengthened over the years and is set to continue for the future, having exported more than 100,000 tons of high-quality aluminum sheet to date with various specifications and dimensions used in JLR luxury cars.
The aluminum sheets are used in the manufacture of JLR’s aluminum body technology in their luxury vehicles.
Ma’aden’s 2040 strategy includes significant investment in strategic minerals, which are driving the energy transition and technological advancement globally. Aluminum is a crucial component of electric vehicle production with hybrid and full battery electric vehicles using an estimated 25-27% more aluminum than the typical internal combustion engine vehicle today.
Ali Al-Qahtani, Executive Vice President, Aluminium Business Unit, said: “Continuing our relationship with JLR is testament to the relationship we forged and the products we produce. Together, we have helped create some of the world’s greatest vehicles since we began working together in 2016. Increasingly, Ma’aden’s product lines are being used in new technology that is changing the way we all live – it is great to see our aluminum sheets used in JLR luxury vehicles.”
Andy Smith, JLR Procurement Director – Indirect & Raw Materials, said: “Aluminum will play a key part in JLR’s Reimagine Strategy both in existing and future vehicles. Aluminum is a key material for lightweighting, supporting the transition to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). JLR has a long-standing relationship with Ma’aden and we look forward to continuing this over the coming years.”