Organisation by core competencies
Aperam is a leading global stainless and specialty steel producer with an annual production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes in 2016. We are a leading stainless and specialty steel producer in South America and the second largest producer in Europe. We are also a leading producer of high value added specialty products, including grain oriented ("GO") and non-grain oriented ("NGO") electrical steels and nickel alloys. Our production capacity is concentrated in six production facilities located in Brazil, Belgium and France, and we have about 9,500 employees at end of December 2016. Our distribution network is comprised of 14 Steel Service Centres ("SSCs"), 8 transformation facilities and 20 sales offices. Our products are sold to customers in over 40 countries, including customers in the aerospace, automotive, catering, construction, household appliances and electrical engineering, industrial processes, medical, and oil & gas industries.
We had sales of U.S.$4.3 billion and U.S.$4.7 billion and EBITDA of U.S.$492 million and U.S.$501 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively. Shipments amounted to 1.92 million tonnes and 1.89 million tonnes for the years ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively.
Aperam commits to operate in a responsible way with respect to health, safety and the well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. Our Sustainability report, including country supplements with number of employees and key sustainability metrics for Belgium, Brazil and France is available on www.aperam.com > "Sustainability" > "made for life report".
We manage our business according to three primary operating segments.
An overview of our facilities by capacity and geographical location is available here LINK
Stainless & Electrical Steel
We are one of the largest global producers of stainless steel by production capacity. We produce a wide range of stainless and electrical steels (both GO and NGO) and continuously expand our product offerings by developing new and higher grades of stainless steel and electrical steel. We have a broad portfolio of stainless and electrical steel products and we continuously expand our product offerings.
Services & Solutions
Our Services & Solutions segment which includes our tubes and precision businesses performs three core activities: (i) the management of exclusive, direct sales of stainless steel products from our production facilities, primarily those located in Europe; (ii) distribution of our and, to a much lesser extent, external suppliers’ products; and (iii) transformation services, which include the provision of value added and customized steel solutions through further processing to meet specific customer requirements.
Alloys & Specialties
We believe that our Alloys & Specialties segment is the fourth largest producer of nickel alloys in the world. We are specialized in the design, production and transformation of various nickel alloys and certain specific stainless steels. Our products take the form of bars, semis, cold-rolled strips, wire and wire rods, and plates, and are offered in a wide range of grades.