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Company name: Siderurgica Alterosa

Company name: Grupo Alterosa
Category: Merchant pig iron
Business location: Para de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Expertise: Supply of merchant pig iron.
Keywords: Pig iron.
Telephone number: +55 (37) 3232-0800
Fax number: +55 (37) 3232-0801

Other information: Founded in 1959, Siderurgica Alterosa S.A. is one of the major players in the ironmaking industry in the state of Minas Gerais and Brazil.

The company's production capacity is 288,000 tonnes/year of pig iron in different grades. These include nodular, special nodular, grey and steelmaking pig iron. Alterosa's pig iron is sold to the Brazilian domestic market, particularly in the south and southeast regions, and to foreign customers in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Altersosa has blast furnaces at two different locations. These are Bairro Santos Dumont and Palmital (both at Para de Minas, in Minas Gerais State).

Recent news
  • 2014: Crusader Resources considers near doubling of production at Posse iron ore mine to 1.5 million mt/year. The miner trucks all its iron ore to the mine gate where it is sold to 19 domestic customers, including pig iron producer Siderurgica Alterosa, long steel producer Gerdau and global steelmaker AreclorMittal.
  • 2011: Siderurgica Alterosa's ISO 9001:2008 certification is renewed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
  • 2009: Alterosa and Crusader sign Letter Of Intent for sale of iron ore from Crusader's Posse mine in Brazil. Under the terms of the LOI, Alterosa may purchase 5,000 tonnes per month of lump ore from Posse at the prevailing market price.
  • 2008: With others, incurs fine from Government of Brazil for use of charcoal made from illegally logged forests. Around 60 different steel companies in three Brazilian states faced US $250 million in fines and were made to replant 11,000 hectares of forest for use of the illegal fuel. [Cerrado, a savanna-like ecosystem that occupies much of central Brazil; and the Pantanal, a huge wetlands that extends into Bolivia, were the principal sources of this illegal charcoal].

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