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Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Established in 1942. Vale is one of the largest mining company in the world and the largest private company in Latin America. The company is the world’s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets and second largest producer of nickel. It also produces manganese ore, ferroalloys, metallurgical and thermal coal, copper, platinum group metals, gold, silver, cobalt, potash, phosphates and other fertilizer nutrients.


  • Praia de Botafogo 186, Offices 701 – 1901, Botafogo  

Town, State, Country

  • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  


  • 22250-145 
  • Year Established 1942
  • No. of employees 10,000+
  • Ownership Litel Participacoes S.A, 19.52%
  •   Bradespar S.A, 6.40%
  •   Mitsui, 5.50%
  •   Capital Research and Management Company, 8.10%
  •   Bradespar, 7.70%
  •   Others, 52.78%
  • End User Industries Fertilizer, construction, energy, electrical, foil, steel making, power, medicine, telecommunications, rail, aerospace
  • Export Markets Worldwide


  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 17025
  • OHSAS 18001

Trade Association Membership

  • ICMM - International Council on Mining and Metals

Stock Exchange Listings

  • NYSE Euronext
  • B3 (Formerly BM&F Bovespa)
  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange


  • Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale since May 2011, is leading a period of austerity for Vale, forced by the slow down in the iron ore market. Vale has just sold its Colombian coal assets for $407m and is looking at making $1bn from the sell some of its oil and gas assets in Brazil. The company is also cutting down on spending, with the projects in Mozambique, Indonesia and northern Brazil (Serra Soul project) as main priorities. But is Ferreira investing in the right projects?

    MARIA anon3EC486A3surname

    04 Oct 2012, 04:54 PM