About Alcoa

A global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates in the creation of solutions that advance our world.


Alcoa has been in Brazil since 1965 and operates in the whole of the aluminum production chain, from bauxite mining to the production of high added value transformed products. The company has 6 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, which made the metal more popular.


Thanks to this contribution today we come across aluminum at various moments in our everyday lives. Alcoa operates in various markets, such as aerospace, consumer goods, civil construction, packaging, the electricity industry, machinery and equipment, oil & gas, chemicals and transportation.


The company also has shareholdings in four hydroelectric power stations: Machadinho and Barra Grande on the border between 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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