Announcing New Almatis do Brasil Ltda.
The new Almatis office will manage local Brazilian sales, customer service, logistics and direct importation of all the Almatis products, including calcined and reactive aluminas, tabular aluminas, cements, magnesia and alumina-rich spinels and all other special Almatis products. “Almatis today celebrates bringing our 100 years of alumina expertise directly to the Brazilian refractory, ceramic and polishing industries” said Jose Martin, Commercial Director – Refractories, Americas. Almatis is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty alumina products. With about 900 employees worldwide, the company’s products are used in a wide variety of industries, including steel production, cement production, non-ferrous metal production, ceramics, carpet manufacturing and electronic industries. Almatis operates nine production facilities worldwide and serves customers around the world. Until 2004, the business was known as the chemical business of Alcoa. Almatis is now majority owned by Dubai International Capital LLC (DIC), a private equity investment company established in 2004 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding. (7/2012)