Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries - in the Americas, Europe and Asia - which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid.
With a broad product line sold on the five continents, Gerdau meets the needs of the civil construction, industrial, and agribusiness sectors. It is also a global leader in supplying special long steel for the automotive industry. Steel is present in the everyday lives of people. In Brazil, for example, Gerdau steel is part of the construction and modernization of eight soccer stadiums for World Cup 2014 and major infrastructure projects for the country such as railways, wind power plants, ports, and roads.