Business and Investment in SC


Metallurgy and Metal Products

MetalurgiaSanta Catarina has thousands of companies in the metallurgical sector and is one of Brazil’s leading producers of cast products. The state leads Latin America in screw and nut manufacturing, with large production in Jaraguá do Sul and Joinville.

The state is home to the largest independent metal forge in Latin America and the fifth largest in the world. The company is specialized in the manufacturing of cast products for the automobile industry. Santa Catarina is also home to Brazil’s largest manufacturer of steel pipes with seams of up to 7 inches and one of the Brazilian leaders in metal roofing systems.


  • 3,995 companies (2014)
  • 56.2 thousand workers (2014)
  • 10.7% of Manufacturing Value Added in SC (2013)
  • 2,9% of Santa Catarina exports, US$ 263 million (2014)



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