Vale Logo – Vale SA is a multinational Brazilian founded in 1942 and headquartered in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the company operates in the mining, logistics, energy, steel and oil, in 2010 the market value of the company exceeded the 160 billion dollars and had a turnover of over 50 billion dollars.
Its activities in the energy and logistics are held in a logic of vertical integration from its mining, its main business, to reduce risks and price fluctuations related to these services. Vale now owns interests in power hydroelectric and held assets in the steel industry and the paper industry it sold in 2000. In October 2006, Vale acquired the Canadian Inco, a leading producer of nickel and platinum to 18.9 billion dollars. More