Gerdau wins three categories of the Anamaco Award

Press release

Leader in the long steel segment in the Americas, Gerdau has been named the Best Company supplying
construction materials in three categories of the Anamaco Award 2012: Nails, Screens, Trusses & Annealed
Wires, and Steel Rebars. Considered the "Oscars of Construction", the award is granted by the National
Association of Construction Material Stores (Anamaco), which this year evaluated 75 categories of products
in Brazil.
Gerdau was elected the leader in nails with 86% of presence at the points of sales and in the segment of
screens, trusses, & annealed wires with 69%, and the GG 50 rebar won first place in the category of Steel
Rebars with a 76% representation in the stores. These products are certified with an ecological seal, which
formalizes its compliance with environmentally sustainable practices in its manufacturing process.
The results of the award are based on a survey carried out by Anamaco in partnership with Ibope
Intelligence. Interviews are held with clients from this sector in the major Brazilian cities evaluating
companies and their products based on criteria such as quality, price, and customer service.
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.
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