Below are highlights of our proud history of innovation:
1886: Charles Martin Hall invents the modern aluminum production process, later known as the Hall-Héroult process
1977: Launched “Alcoa Can’t Wait” advertising campaign, memorable for its rousing score and images of innovative products and processes from Alcoa
1981: Supplied powdered aluminum fuel and aluminum components for the Space Shuttle program
2013: Capitalized on historic auto industry shift to lightweight vehicles and became a leader in providing advanced aluminum sheet to the North American automotive industry
2016: Arconic launches as a standalone company, continuing to push innovation to the next level, and solving complex engineering challenges that transform the way we fly, drive, and build.
2020: Arconic separates into two standalone companies - Arconic and Howmet Aerospace. Arconic, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, is a global supplier of aluminum sheet, plate and extruded products for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, defense, industrial, and building and construction industries. Howmet Aerospace includes the engine components, fastening systems, engineered structures and forged aluminum wheels businesses.