Aleris Corporation (Aleris) is a holding company. The Company through its wholly owned subsidiary, Aleris International, Inc. (Aleris International) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled and extruded products, aluminum recycling and specification alloy manufacturing with locations in North America, Europe and the People�s Republic of China. The Company generates its revenues from the manufacture and sale of these products. As of December 31, 2012, the Company operated 43 production facilities worldwide, with 16 production facilities, which provided rolled and extruded aluminum products, and 27 recycling and specification alloy manufacturing plants. Its operating segments include Rolled Products North America (RPNA); Rolled Products Europe (RPEU), Extrusions, Recycling and Specification Alloys North America (RSAA) and Recycling and Specification Alloys Europe (RSEU). In August 2012, it acquired the cast house of Voerde Aluminum GmbH.