The unit in Itapissuma (PE), one of Alcoa Latin America’s most important industrial complexes, has been part of Alcoa Alumínio S.A. since 1981 when ASA - Alumínio S.A. was bought. Some one thousand employees work in the unit that produces extruded profiles and rolled products in aluminum.
The products manufactured in Itapissuma serve countless markets. Extruded profiles are made for the construction, industrial, transportation, machinery and equipment, consumer goods, electrical industry and automotive sectors. The rolled products division, on the other hand, is responsible for producing the aluminum foil, sheet and tiles that are used in a variety of sectors, such as the packaging, pharmaceutical, automobile, naval, electronic, transportation and construction industries.
Alcoa’s Forged Wheels Division set up operations in the industrial complex in 2013 to serve Brazil’s truck and bus market.
Located 35 kilometers from the Pernambuco State capital on the banks of the Santa Cruz Canal, an important mangrove swamp area in the state, Alcoa distinguishes itself because of its respect for the environment. The ecosystem that goes to make up the local landscape in which the plant is located and the environmental awareness of each employee confirm the philosophy followed by the company worldwide.