A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Its technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. Alcoa also enables smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation.
The company pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. In Latin America and the Caribbean the company has some 7,000 employees and operations in Brazil, Jamaica and Suriname.
Alcoa has been in Brazil since 1965 and works in the whole of the production chain of the metal, from bauxite mining to the production of fabricated products. It has six production units and three offices in the states of Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and the Federal District.
Charles Martin Hall, the founder of Alcoa, developed the current aluminum smelting process, and this meant that the metal became more popular. Thanks to this contribution we can today find aluminum in a wide variety of objects of our daily lives and in the various markets in which Alcoa is also present, such as the automotive, aerospace, packaging, civil construction, commercial transportation and electronic and industrial products.
The company also has a shareholding in four hydroelectric power stations: Machadinho and Barra Grande on the border of the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; Serra do Facão in Goiás; and Estreito, between Maranhão and Tocantins.
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