In nearly a century of activities, Votorantim has built up a leading position in most of the markets in which it operates and has established itself as one of the largest business groups in Brazil. Today, the company is present in 23 countries and has a diversified geographic and business portfolio in strategic sectors of the economy - cement, mining and metallurgy, steel, energy, pulp, orange juice and financial institutions.
Votorantim employs over 44 thousand people worldwide, the majority of professionals working in Brazil. Together, the eight-investee companies – Votorantim Cimentos, Votorantim Metais, Votorantim Siderurgia, Votorantim Energia, Fibria, Citrosuco, CBA (Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio) and Banco Votorantim – are part of a business that holds more than 560 operational and administrative units on five continents, which form a huge value chain, responsible for producing goods that are essential for the development of the economy and society.
The assets in Brazil also include 33 hydroelectric plants with the capacity of supplying over 80% of the energy demanded by its industrial plants; the largest privately owned reserve of the Atlantic Forest, the Legado das Águas – Reserva Votorantim, an area of 31 thousand hectares in the state of São Paulo; 856 thousand hectares of eucalyptus forest; and a vast logistics network which includes trucks, ships, warehouses and port terminals.