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    The Company

    LIASA is a silicon metal producer, with more than 20 industrial patents. LIASA is the Brazilian leader in the production of this metal, with worldwide recognized quality.

    LIASA’s plant is located in Pirapora, the State of Minas Gerais.
    The company owns four furnaces of silicon metal. Approximately 85% of this volume is sold to the international
    market, mainly Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.
    The company is a member of the Brazilian Association of Ferroalloys and Silicon Metal Producers (ABRAFE), association which LIASA assisted establishing in 1971.

    History

    The founder of LIASA, Dr. José Patrus de Sousa, was a civil, mining and metallurgical engineer, professor in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and a business man. He founded LIASA in 1966 and it was the first plant to produce silicon metal in Latin America and the first plant in the world to develop the technology that uses charcoal as a reductant in its production. In 1980 and in 1988 he built three new furnaces. LIASA is, presently, one of the largest producers of Silicon Metal.

    Certifications

    In the 1990s, the company improved its processes and obtained the ISO 9001 certification, the most important quality seal required by both national and international markets. Since then, LIASA keeps being sealed annually, demonstrating its commitment to the continuous improvement of its product quality. For information on LIASA's Quality Policy, please contact Quality Management +55 (38) 3749-6710.

    Management

    LIASA has a shared management system. Leaders in LIASA work close to the company’s board of directors. The company combines family tradition to the most advanced management models, creating an environment that encourages innovation as well as the continuous search for better processes.

    Our People

    LIASA considers the employees as its most important asset and the reason for its existence. By valuing people, the company can assure its productivity in rising levels. It keeps a work environment that stimulates good organizational atmosphere, competence and self-development, meeting the employee’s personal satisfaction expectations, professional growth, security and health.

    LIASA’s Code of Ethics Conduct and Professional Responsibility

    Our Code of Ethics, Conduct and Responsibilities and our Anti-corruption Policy are intended to guide the actions of collaborators, employees, agents and service providers of LIASA, which should act in accordance with the principles contained in these documents, that reflects the policies and guidelines of the company, as well as observe and respect the law.

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    Mission

    Produce and market metal silicon effectively and competitively, ensuring full satisfaction of all stakeholders, adequate shareholder remuneration, growing team motivation and effective social responsibility practice.

    VISION

    To be a metallurgy company with strong performance in the world market, recognized for the excellence of its performance, appreciation of the people and strong ethical principles.

    VALUES

    FOCUS

    Aimed at results and excellence

     

    RESPECT

    We respect our people, our customers, the laws and the environment

     

    UNITY

    Together we can do more

     

    TRANSPARENCY

    Transparency in attitudes

     

    HONESTY

    We conduct our business with honesty

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