Aperam Timóteo steel plant
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The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Timóteo, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Aperam South America, formerly known as Acesita and ArcelorMittal Timóteo, is the biggest Brazilian manufacturer of specialty steels. Headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, the company is a supplier of stainless, silicon and special carbon steels. Aperam South America's steel market share in Brazil is estimated to be 90%, and it is the only stainless steel maker in Latin America. The company's main plant, at Timóteo in Minas Gerais, has an installed production capacity of 900,000 tons of steel per year. The company also mines iron ore.
Aperam South America, originally known as Acesita, was founded on October 31, 1944. Among its cofounders was Percival Farquhar.
Acesita entered the stainless steel business in the late 1970s, with the Timóteo steel plant completing its first pig iron production run in 1979. The company was privatised by the Brazilian government in 1992. The French steel maker Usinor, now part of ArcelorMittal, took a controlling stake in Acesita 1998. In 2007, ArcelorMittal announced the rebranding of Acesita to ArcelorMittal Inox Brasil.
The company's stock is traded on Bovespa, where it is part of the Ibovespa index. However, ArcelorMittal announced it would buy out all public stock of ArcelorMittal Inox Brasil, and make it a wholly owned subsidiary. In January 2011, the company became part of Luxembourg-based Aperam S.A., changing its name to Aperam South America.
- Private/State ownership: Private
- Parent company: Aperam
- Owner: Aperam South America
- Alternative plant names: ArcelorMittal Timóteo, Aperam South America Steelworks
- Other language plant name: Usina siderúrgica Aperam Timóteo (Portuguese)
- Location: Praça 1º de Maio, 9, Centro – Timóteo, Minas Gerais, CEP 35180-018, Brazil
- GPS Coordinates: -19.531272, -42.639979 (exact)
- Plant status: Operating
- Start year: 1949 (age 70–71)
- Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Crude steel: 900 
- Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Crude steel: 688 (2019)
- Steel product category: flat
- Steel products: slabs, stainless steel, grain-oriented electrical steel, non-grain-oriented electrical steel, special carbon steels
- Steelmaking process: integrated, electric
- Primary steel production equipment: 2 blast furnaces (BF), 2 basic oxygen furnaces (BOF), 2 electric arc furnaces (EAF)
- Power source: natural gas
- Coal source: charcoal (biomass) from cultivated eucalyptus forests
Articles and resources
- "Aperam South America". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
- "Nossa história". Aperam. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
- "USGS Minerals Yearbook: Brazil" (PDF). USGS. 2015.
- "Pocket Yearbook 2020: A Siderurgia em Números" (PDF). Instituto Aço Brasil. 2020.
- "Plants: Aperam Timoteo". Aperam. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
- "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Aperam. 2019.
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