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Alcoa Corporation is an industrial company registered in the USA. The company has a rather long history; it was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1888 by Charles Martin Hall, the inventor of aluminium electrical smelting process. At that time, the enterprise was called “Pittsburgh Reduction Company. Today’s name, Aluminum Company of America and its acronym “Alcoa” it received in 1910. The company went through many periods of economic and legal difficulties but eventually managed to become come one of the most sustainable corporations worldwide. Today Alcoa is ranked as the eighth among the biggest producers of aluminium in the world.  In 2017, it received a net income of about 217 million US dollars.

Meaning and history

Alcoa Logo history

1894

Alcoa Logo 1894
The logo used at the turn of the century was a circle broken down into four equal segments by the lettering “T.P.R.Co” (an abbreviation of “The Pittsburgh Reduction Company”) and “Aluminum.” Each of the segments contained a five-pointed star.

1910

Alcoa Logo 1910
When the company was renamed Aluminum Company of America, the abbreviation “T.P.R.Co” was replaced by “A.C.O.A.” In addition to the logo with the stars, the brand introduced a logo featuring empty segments.

1929

Alcoa Logo 1929
After the company adopted its current name, the roundel was placed inside a shield shape featuring the word “Alcoa” above.

1955

Alcoa Logo 1955
The company used rectangular logos housing the words “Alcoa” and “Aluminum” separated by a horizontal bar. To the right, there was a combination of orange and blue triangles positioned symmetrically one above the other.

1963

Alcoa Logo 1963
The new emblem seemed to have been inspired by the triangle motif from the previous logo. It looked more complicated now and reminded the letter “A.”

1999

Alcoa Logo 1999
The lettering “ALCOA” appeared below the triangle-inspired emblem. The palette grew simpler because the orange disappeared. The emblem was white on the blue background.

2016

 
Alcoa logo
The designers have simplified the Alcoa logo by removing the box in which the triangle emblem was placed. The emblem is now blue over the white background. The type has also grown somewhat simpler.