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Company name: Metalsider

Company name: Metalsider
Category: Merchant pig iron
Business location: Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Expertise: Production of merchant pig iron.
Keywords: Pig iron.
Telephone number: +55 31 3539-9800
Fax number: +55 31 3539-9898

Other information: Metalsider's history dates back to 1984 when, in January of that year, the company started production of pig iron in Betim, Minas Gerais. With production and commercialization to supply the internal and external market, Metalsider began its activities operating with two blast furnaces. In the following years it expanded its capacity with the acquisition of five other blast furnaces, consolidating, thus, its industrial footprint.

Today, Metalsider is a leading Brazilian charcoal-based producer of merchant pig iron, with exports to three continents, and international clients in the automotive, foundry and steelmaking industries. Main products sold are steelmaking pig iron and foundry pig iron. The firm also operates a foundry at Betim, which produces a variety of cast iron products. These include brake calipers, differential casings, transmission casings, seering knuckles, engine supports, wheel hubs, crankshafts, spider brakes, brake drums, brake discs, flywheels.

Recent news
  • 2016: New R$200m foundry to supply castings for the automotive sector commences operation. Production capacity of the new unit is 60,000 tons per year of gray and ductile iron castings. The induction-furnace based castings foundry was installed by Kuttner of Germany. [The kiln plant was ordered by Metalsider directly from ABP in Germany]. Principal foundry products include Brake Calipers, Differential Casings, Transmission Casings, Seering Knuckles, , Engine Supports, Wheel Hubs, Crankshafts, Spider Brakes, Brake Drums, Brake Discs, Flywheels.
  • 2012: Metalsider signs MOU with Minas Gerais government to invest ~$73 million in new foundry unit at Betim.
  • 2009: Launches the Quem Precisa project, a non-profit association; and the Marcio and Gloria Lima Foundation. These help people in search of rehabilitation for physical and psychological trauma to improve their quality of life. Quem Precisa and Foundation Marcio e Gloria Lima also support personal development projects for citizens, such as martial arts training [Aikido and Jiu Jitsu] for children living in high risk areas.

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