The beginning of the Usiminas value chain is represented by Mineração Usiminas, a joint venture formed in 2010 through a partnership with Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation.
Responsible for the mining operations, in addition to rail and port transportation, the company possesses four mining properties in the Serra Azul region, in the state of Minas Gerais. In addition to extracting iron ore, the company has pellet feed and sinter feed processing plants. Its production is destined for Usiminas’ own consumption in its steel plants and also for export and domestic market.
Mineração Usiminas also possesses capital in MRS Logística and land on Sepetiba Bay in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Concluded the investments that will expand the present installed capacity from 8 million tons/year to 12 million tons/year, the company relies on cutting edge technology to fully utilizes its ore in its diverse iron contents. Learn more about the Friables Project.
Mineração Usiminas possesses ISSO 9001 certification, from do Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). The recognition is the result of the adoption of international Standards on the part of the company in the management of quality processes and customer services.