2nd largest industrial chain of the country.

The metal-mechanic industry in the state is driven by demands arisen from the following segments: mining, metalwork, automobile, electrical energy generation, petroleum, gas and naval.


Workforce cost 14% lower

in comparison to average in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.


6 major companies strengthen the market of Minas Gerais

Major companies such as Arcelor Mittal, Usiminas, Gerdau, Vallourec, Vale and Anglo American are part of the segment.

Comparative Advantages

Productive experience
The metals and mechanical industry development solidified in the 1940's, when the first metalwork plants settled in the state.

Industries holders of ISO 9001 certificates, ensuring the quality control of services performed.

Development of the industrial segment supported by entities
Programa Pró–Valor (Pro-Value Program): an increase of up to 6 times the value of products offered in the market

Center of Excellence on Welding: training for professionals, in order to reach Level I in welding and welding service certification

R&D Center on Engineering: development of products and new technologies

Fiscal incentives and founding programs

The state of Minas Gerais, within ICMS (Brazilian Tax over Operations regarding the Circulation of Goods and Inter-state and Inter-cities Transportation and Communication Services) scope, regulated Repetro, offering taxpayers from Minas Gerais the following unique advantages:deferral, exemption and reduction of ICMS calculation base over production of equipment related to research and oil and natural gas drilling.


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The Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG, and Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, PUC Minas, educational institutions offer the best Control and Automation Engineering in Brazil when it comes to market evaluation.

UFMG – The Mechanical Engineering course is the 2nd best in terms of market evaluation.

Puc Minas Mechanical Engineering and Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, UFU Mechanical Engineering courses, are in the list of the 20 best courses in Brazil.

UFMG – The Electrical Engineering course is ranked in the list of 5 best courses and is the third best in terms of market evaluation according to Ranking Folha 2014

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