Gerdau, one of the leading suppliers of special long steel for the automotive industry in the world, tookanother step in the diversification of its markets when it developed a new product for the wind powergeneration industry. New in the Brazilian domestic market, the modified 42CrMo4 steel was createdespecially for the production of fasteners for wind generation towers.The new steel developed brings competitiveness to the chain because it meets the high demands ofmechanical properties at a lower cost, bringing options to products found in the world market. This way itwill be possible to replace the components that were previously imported for fasteners manufactured inBrazil with national raw material, contributing to the rise of local content in wind farms under construction.About Gerdau 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.