Founded in 1959, Siderúrgica Alterosa S.A. is one of the major players in the ironmaking industry in the state of Minas Gerais and Brazil.

Pig iron is an iron and carbon alloy produced in blast furnaces through the reaction among iron ore, coal and limestone. It is used as a raw material for the production of steel and other iron alloys, which, for their turn, are employed in the manufacturing of products that are an integral part of people’s daily life in a varied of forms, like vehicles, machines, tools and structural elements of bridges and buildings, among a number of other applications.

Alterosa’s two pig iron plants are located in the city of Pará de Minas, mid-western Minas Gerais state, a strategic region that hosts Brazil’s second largest iron ore reserves. The main plant features a 50,000-MW/year thermoelectric power plant, which provides for the company power self-sufficiency, in addition to resulting in considerable benefits to the environment and the community at large.

The company’s’ production capacity is 288,000 tonnes/year of pig iron in different grades: nodular, special nodular, grey and steelmaking. These products are sold to the Brazilian domestic market, particularly in the south and southeast regions, and foreign customers in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

As the company grew, it established other affiliated companies, nowadays organized as Alterosa Group. Such affiliated companies operate in reforestation, grain production and cattle breeding.

Siderúrgica Alterosa employs around 400 direct and 1,000 indirect personnel.

Quality, Environment, Health, Occupational Safety and Personal Data Protection Policy

Siderúrgica Alterosa produces special nodular, nodular, gray, and steelmaking grades of pig iron grades at its plant in Pará de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It relies on its employees and management to fulfill its commitments to:

  • Stakeholders’ and customers’ satisfaction;
  • Meeting applicable legal, statutory, and other requirements subscribed by the company with respect to quality, environment, occupational health and safety, and personal data protection;
  • Environmental protection, particularly through energy sustainability and rational use of natural resources, in addition to proper disposal of solid, liquid, and gas effluents;
  • Eliminating hazards and reducing occupational health and safety risks by providing its personnel with safe, healthy working conditions so as to prevent injuries, especially fractures and cuts, and work-related health issues, particularly respiratory ones;
  • Consulting with and requesting its employees to participate in discussions about occupational health and safety.
  • Treating and protecting personal data so as to ensure data privacy and access in line with current legislation;
  • Continually improving its management system to enhance IMS performance.


Talent Bank

Join us. Register your C.V. and keep it always updated!

Retrieve your password

How it works | I want to register myself!

U.S. Dollar exchange rate

Buying Selling
Commercial exchange rate (in R$) 5.4542 5.4547
Tourism exchange rate (in R$) 5.4700 5.6130
Source: UOL Economia

Useful Links

Read the news about the pig iron industry in Brazil and across the world.

Our location

Rua Pequi, 189 - Santos Dumont
Pará de Minas | MG | Brazil
CEP: 35660-308

Telephone: +55 (37) 3232-0800
WhatsApp: +55 (37) 99820-9444

© Copyright - 2021 - Alterosa Group – All rights reserved.

Developed by Agência Treis