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10.02.17

FIRST OVERSEAS BRANCH OF PAUL WURTH GROUP CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

First overseas branch of Paul Wurth Group celebrates 40 years

Paul Wurth do Brasil, the Brazilian branch of the Luxembourg Group, was set up in Belo Horizonte in July 1977. The decision to open a local company was motivated by Belgo Mineira’s project to build the new blast furnace N°5 at their Monlevade plant in Minas Gerais. Paul Wurth was part of the consortium for realising this ambitious project commissioned in 1980.

After 40 years of presence and dedication, Paul Wurth do Brasil is recognized in the Brazilian, and even South American steel market, as a company which offers reliable quality and cutting-edge technology. What counts especially for us is that we are highly appreciated for the outstanding and trustful relationship with our customers, suppliers and partners.

Quite a number of achievements have been accomplished during this period: the installation of two charcoal blast furnaces for the ACEPAR project in Paraguay in 1983, the modernisation of blast furnace N°2 of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional in 1988, the new blast furnace “A” of Belgo Mineira Monlevade Plant in 1999, the supply of the main equipment for the blast furnace N°3 of Companhia Siderúrgica de Tubarão in 2004 and the two complete blast furnaces to ThyssenKrupp CSA in 2006. Furthermore, in 2008, Paul Wurth do Brasil created a new internal unit for providing support services to the customer, Paul Wurth do Brasil Services, dedicated to the supply of spare parts and equipment reconditioning.

In 2014, Paul Wurth do Brasil established Paul Wurth do Brasil Montagens e Manutenção Industrial, the first unit of the Paul Wurth Group focused on erection and maintenance. This new set-up concentrates its activities on construction, modernisation, repair and equipment maintenance of complete industrial plants, such as blast furnaces, coke and sinter plants.

This success story was only possible because Paul Wurth do Brasil has always counted on an extremely competent, multidisciplinary and committed team. Not to mention the valuable support provided all over the years by the entire Paul Wurth Group throughout its competence centres worldwide. For Paul Wurth do Brasil, 2017 will be placed under the sign of this 40-year celebration and will certainly give us the opportunity to celebrate the development and success of a company which promotes innovation, diversification and of course technological excellence as a way to be prepared for the challenges that will come up during the next 40 years.

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