ArcelorMittal, created in 2006 from the fusion of Mittal Steel and Arcelor, is the largest steelmaking company in the world having nearly 300 thousand employees in 61 countries and production of 103,3 million tons of steel in 2008, which corresponded to almost 10% of the total produced worldwide. Still in 2008, the company registered a sales revenue of US$ 124,9 billion.
With a diversified profile, it acts in the flat, long and stainless steel sectors, being a leader in all main steel markets worldwide, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. It holds a highlighted position in Research and Development. It relies on its substantial sources of raw material producing 45% of all the iron ore it consumes, and a vast and well equipped globalized distribution chain.
With its head offices in Luxembourg and offices in London, Rotterdam, Paris and Madrid, ArcelorMittal has its shares negotiated in the markets of Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, New York and Paris and in the stock markets of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia in Spain.
It controls ArcelorMittal Brasil, a company created from the assets union of ArcelorMittal Aços Longos, ArcelorMittal Tubarão and ArcelorMittal Vega, and also the controlling shareholder of ArcelorMittal Inox Brasil.