Vale SA history, profile and corporate video

     Vale SA is engaged in the production and export of iron ore, pellets, manganese, and ferro-alloys, which are raw materials needed for steelmaking. It operates through the following segments: Bulk Materials, Base Metals, Fertilizers, Logistical Services, and Others. The Bulk Materials segment includes the extraction of iron ore and the production of pellets, manganese ore, ferro alloys, and coal. The Base Metals segment involves the production of non-ferrous minerals, which include nickel, copper, and aluminum. The Fertilizers segment is comprised of three major groups of nutrients: potassium, phosphate, and nitrogen. The Logistical Services segment provides in the transportation of cargo for third parties. This segment is split into the rail transport, port, and shipping services divisions. The Others segment encompasses joint ventures and affiliates of other businesses. The company was founded on June 1, 1942 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    “Vale – Our History

    As part of the celebrations for Vale’s 70-year anniversary, the book Vale – Our History was released in November 2012. The book eternalizes our history in 420 pages filled with interesting stories and historical data.

    At first, the idea was to produce a simple catalogue of photos, but the amount of material that was found exceeded expectations. With a print run of 15,000 copies, the publication has been distributed to public libraries, schools and universities throughout Brazil.

    The publication is part of a project to preserve memories of Vale. The first product was a 26-minute film that won a Golden Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2012. This was the first Brazilian film to have won this award.

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