With prices at all-time lows at the beginning of 1994, South Africa only producer of primary aluminum – Alusaf – considering building the world’s largest greenfield smelter. With cost estimates in this case, students can evaluate the relative cost position of this plant in connection with the costs of other huts in the spreadsheet available excepted Join “the aluminum industry in 1994.” Supported by the structure on the supply and demand analysis of this case, students can evaluate the profitable … Read more »

With prices at all-time lows at the beginning of 1994, South Africa only producer of primary aluminum – Alusaf – considering building the world’s largest greenfield smelter. With cost estimates in this case, students can evaluate the relative cost position of this plant in connection with the costs of other huts in the spreadsheet available excepted Join “the aluminum industry in 1994.” Supported by the structure on the supply and demand analysis of this case, students can assess the viability of these massive investments.
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Kenneth Corts
Source: Harvard Business School
6 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 28, 1999. Prod #: 799 130 PDF-ENG
Aluminum smelting in South Africa: Alusaf the Hillside project HBR case solution

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