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Home > Priority Sectors > METAL-MECHANICS AND METALWORKS
METAL-MECHANICS AND METALWORKS

Share in the state’s Industrial Transformation Value*: 10.7 % (2013)
Industries: 4,027 (2014)
Workers: 56,400 (2014)

Sources: MTE/RAIS 2014 – CNAE 2.0

Main products:
Laminated profiles • cast and machined parts • metallic tubes • tools • farming and railway instruments • fixing elements • systems for metallic coverage

Share: 2.9% of Santa Catarina’s exports in the sector
Value: US$ 263 million (2014)

Santa Catarina is the leader in Latin America in fixing elements, such as nuts and screws.

INNOVATION: TECHNOLOGY CENTERS

In the municipality of Joinville, there is a strong inventive for innovation and for technological development in the mechanics, metalworks and laboratory analysis areas, where dimensional analyses and the calibration of equipment and machinery is carried out.

OPPORTUNITY: AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND HIGHLY COMPLEX PRODUCTS
In Santa Catarina, the automotive area has suppliers of highly complex products, made on order and with a simultaneous engineering process. This includes the development of tools, tests and prototypes.

The state has the largest foundry in Latin America specialized in products for the automobile industry.

Large companies recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina - Brazil

The new companies established in Santa Catarina

  • BERNECK

    Berneck is a company with over half a century of history. It is a national benchmark in MDP, MDF, and HDF panels, as well as Pine and Teak Lumber. Berneck has operated in Santa Catarina since 2012 and plans to install a new plant.

    "I, Gilson Berneck, President of the Berneck Group, recommend: Come, invest in Santa Catarina."

  • LS MTRON

    Tractor manufacturers who have spent two years on Brazilian soil. It is an example of the state's potential to attract new businesses. The company is part of the LS Group - the 13th largest business group in South Korea, with annual sales of over US$ 30 billion and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. ?

    "I, James Yoo, President of LS Mtron Brazil, recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina."
  • BMW capa

    BMW

    An example of the success in attracting investment. Automotive company, known worldwide, chooses Santa Catarina as the location of its first factory in Brazil.