CBA Alumínio

Our Story

We combine a victorious past with a successful future.

We are proud of our origins.


We are proud of our past and of where it can lead us. And we are not afraid to change, to renew, to evolve.

2010

2018

2018

We are the CBA of the Future.

We are the link between the world of aluminium and the world of people.

2017

Opening of Legado Verdes do Cerrado, the first Sustainable Development Reserve in this biome, located in the State of Goiás.

2017

Inauguration of the Solutions and Services Center in the aluminium plant.

2016

Organizational restructuring, with the creation of the Primary Products business area and the Processed Products business area.

2015

A new strategy (Horizons) is defined, focusing on operational excellence in the Primary Products business, and providing solutions and services for the Processed Products business.

2014

CBA’s new branch, in the city of Sorocaba (SP), opens in April.

2012

Opening of Legado das Águas, the largest private reserve in the Atlantic Rainforest, in the State of São Paulo.

2010

CBA acquires Metalex, in Araçariguama (SP). An industrial aluminium recycling unit.

2010

Inauguration of the Aluminium Profile Surface Treatment Center.

2000

2009

2009

Antônio Ermírio de Moraes resigns as CEO of CBA and the company becomes part of Votorantim Metais.

2008

CBA starts operations in Miraí (MG).

2007

CBA inaugurates an extension and now has Latin America’s largest aluminium plant, with a 475,000-ton capacity.

2006

Inauguration of Lamination 2000 in the plant. The only plant in Latin America producing 2 mm coils.

2003

Construction starts on the CBA unit in Miraí (MG).

1990

1999

1992

In February, extraction and processing work starts in Itamarati de Minas (MG). Six months later, the first shipments of bauxite arrive at the plant.

1990

Construction of the Canoas I and II and Piraju plants.

1980

1989

1989

Inauguration of the Salto do Iporanga Hydroelectric Plant.

1988

Work starts on constructing facilities for mining operations in the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais state.

1986

Inauguration of the Barra Hydroelectric Plant.

1986

CBA becomes one of the world’s largest integrated aluminium plants, producing 170,000 tons a year.

1982

Inauguration of the Porto Raso Hydroelectric Plant.

1980

CBA acquires a bauxite deposit in Itamarati de Minas (MG) and after eight months of analyses, its huge mining potential is confirmed.

1970

1979

1978

Inauguration of the Serraria Hydroelectric Plant.

1974

Inauguration of the Alecrim Hydroelectric Plant.

1973

CBA becomes Brazil’s largest aluminium producer, accounting for 30% of total production.

1972

CBA is Brazil’s first aluminium manufacturer, with a 36% share of production.

1960

1969

1969

Work starts on the expansion and technological modernization of the entire CBA plant.

1964

Inauguration of the Fumaça Hydroelectric Plant.

1950

1959

1957

The França Hydroelectric Plant comes on stream, constructed by CBA’s own workforce.

1955

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio opens for business as Brazil’s first integrated aluminium producer. CBA starts production.

1940

1949

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1949

The Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio project gets under way.

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1941

CBA is incorporated in February of this year. The initial plan is to exploit bauxite deposits in Poços de Caldas (MG) for processing in a plant located on the Rodovalho estate in Mairinque (SP).