Companhia Vale – Vale is one of the largest metals and mining companies in the world, based on market capitalization.
They are the world’s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets and the world’s largest producer of nickel. Vale also produces manganese ore, ferroalloys, metallurgical and thermal coal, copper, platinum group metals (PGMs), gold, silver and cobalt. They are engaged in greenfield mineral exploration in six countries around the globe.
The company operates large logistics systems in Brazil and other regions of the world, including railroads, maritime terminals and ports, which are integrated with their mining operations. In addition, they have a portfolio of maritime freight assets, floating transfer stations and distribution centers to support the delivery of iron ore worldwide. Directly and through affiliates and joint ventures, they also have investments in energy and steel businesses.