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Sapa in BrazilAt the extrusion plant in Itú are Luis Alberto, Antonio Baptistella, Wendel Lima and Renan Correa. 

Did you know?

In Brazil, Sapa has around 450 employees. Most are working in Itú, near São Paulo, where we have plants for aluminium extrusions and precision tubing.

The capital of Brazil is Brasilia. In 2009, Brazil was the leading country in the world in the collection of aluminium beverage cans, with a recycling rate of 98.2 percent.

Haroldo Chieza

Meet one of our plant managers: 

Haroldo Chieza (pictured) is our general manager responsible for Sapa’s operations in South America. From its extrusion plant in Itú, Sapa serves the Brazilian market with extruded products for a variety of applications, primarily in the construction and transport industries.

Sapa also produces precision aluminium tubing for fluid transport and heat transfer applications, and operates an aluminium scrap remelting plant, in Itú.

We believe our strengths in Brazil are: 

“We believe that in order to be No. 1 we must keep the customer’s interest in mind in everything we do,” says Chieza.

Our safety advice: 

Good housekeeping is the base of our safety program. 

Projects we are proud of: 

Sapa in Brazil believes in the importance of supporting education and inspiring young people to take up careers in our industry. Sapa therefore supports various initiatives related to this. One such project is “Sapa at University,” where company engineers visit universities and invite engineering students to our plants. The objective is to inspire these future professionals to work with production and aluminium.

One of the extrusion presses at Sapa's plant in ItúAnother initiative is the apprenticeship program “Your first job.” This program for 15-19 year-olds is driven by the local government in order to prepare youths for the labor market. Sapa supports this initiative by providing opportunities on its premises. The company has monthly meetings with the students to drive their career preparations with additional training, lectures, group sessions and other activities.

In Brazil, Sapa also supports the Unicamp university team in project development with extruded aluminium for its project cars. The team won first prize in the competition in the state of São Paulo.

Facts about Brazil: 

Capital: Brasilia

Highest point: Pico da Neblina 2,994 m

Population: 200.4 million

Language: Portuguese

GDP: USD 2,450 billion

Cost of a Big Mac: USD 5.21

Sapa's apprenticeship program in Brazil

Students in the apprenticeship program “Your first job” meet at the Fesqua trade fair in São Paulo.