The Usiminas group possesses an integrated corporate structure to offer complete solutions, adaptable to the Brazilian and global markets. In this way, our customers are sure they can count on products derived from steel developed with all the technology and specific knowledge to obtain the best yield in the most demanding projects.
From mining (upstream integration) to steel transformation and capital goods (downstream), each company develops and fabricates the best products within its segment, increasing the competitive condition of the Usiminas group and creating a value chain where the stages are precisely coordinated.
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Usiminas has two steel plants, the Intendente Câmara Plant, which occupies a total area of 10.5 million m² in Ipatinga, in the Vale do Aço, State of Minas Gerais, and the José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva Plant, located in an area of 12.5 million m² in the Cubatão Industrial Complex, State of São Paulo.
With 50 years of operation, Usiminas is leader in the Brazilian flat steel market and one of the largest steel making complexes in Latin America. Together, the facilities have a nominal capacity to produce 9.5 million tons of steel per year. Its integrated operation and focus on adding value to its products and services allows the company to offer the most complete flat steel portfolio in the Brazilian steel industry. From slabs to coated materials, Usiminas’ steel is the result of its historical vocation for research and development, which enables the Company to extract superior quality products and follow the developments of market demands. Two private mixed-use terminals complete its logistics structure and make it possible to deliver products from Usiminas to Brazil and to the world: the Private Terminal at Praia Mole (TPPM) in the State of Espírito Santo, where Usiminas holds a share position and the Private Maritime Terminal at Cubatão (TMPC) in the State of São Paulo, where Usiminas is the sole owner. In addition to this logistics infrastructure, there is the expertise of Rios Unidos Usiminas, the company responsible for the distribution and stocking via highway of part of its steel production. Usiminas also holds minority share in Codeme and Metform, companies in the civil construction segment.
This is the company responsible for mining operations and rail transportation, helping to form the high value production chain of the Usiminas group. It was founded in 2010 by a joint venture with Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation with an estimated market value at the time of US$ 6.4 billion.
Mineração Usiminas presently operates three iron ore mines at Serra Azul, Minas Gerais, whose production supplies the domestic market and is also exported.
The company owns 20% of the voting shares of MRS railway and land in Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, an important asset of the group for its strategy of investing in port terminals to increase production shipping capacity.
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Leading company in the steel distribution and transformation segment, it was established in 2009 with the merger of companies Fasal, Rio Negro, Dufer, Zamprogna and Usial, with its Usicort industrial facility. It operates 8 industrial units distributed over the main producing regions in Brazil.
Soluções Usiminas can process more than two million tons of steel per year. Its portfolio is one of the most complete in the market and includes coils, heavy plate, rolls, blanks, weld assemblies, roofing, profiles, metallic structures, metallic discs, tubes and steel solutions in housing, among others.
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Usiminas Mecânica (Capital Goods)
Usiminas Mecânica offers high value added products for the capital goods industry. It is one of the largest companies in the segment in Brazil and has been making investments to become the most modern in forged goods in Latin America.
The company has supplied high technology steel products for projects strategic to Brazil’s growth, such as investments in gas and energy, low-cost housing, infrastructure and major events.
The quality of its products and services has been recognized by major partner companies, such as Vale, which awarded Usiminas Mecânica as best supplier of industrial assembly (2012).
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Unigal Usiminas was founded in 1999 in a joint venture between Usiminas and Nippon Steel to process hot-dip galvanized steel, which aggregates even more technological content to Usiminas products. Unigal operates inside the Ipatinga plant, in Minas Gerais.
Steel coated coils and sheets processed by Unigal are widely used by the transformation and capital goods industries, such as auto makers, domestic appliance manufacturers and civil construction.
In May 2011, a new hot-dip galvanizing line was inaugurated in Ipatinga, which uses Nippon Steel technology processes and offers products to the market with even higher added value.
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Rios Unidos Usiminas (Transportation)
This Usiminas group company’s specialty is logistics; its headquarters is in Guarulhos, SP. It renders stocking and road transportation services of steel products, such as flat steel, heavy plates and coils.
Rios Unidos operates a fleet of more than 300 vehicles and performs all logistics management of products in the steel chain, such as integrated logistics, reverse logistics, cost control and contracts, in addition to multi-modal transportation.
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