Ever since 1998, the year of the first Metalurgia, Tupy has had an outstanding presence at Metallurgia and has always been one of the sponsors. In 2008 there is an even bigger reason for that; the company is celebrating its 70 years. Tupy is the largest foundry in Latin America and one of the five largest foundries in the world, Tupy has the capacity to produce 500 thousand tons of cast iron components annually, 390 thousand in the industrial unit at Joinville (SC) and 110 thousand in Mauá (SP), where it has another unit.
Metallurgia has already sold 100% of the area in pavilion A, and, due to the huge demand on the part of exhibitors, the organization opened a new pavilion for selling space, with another 4 thousand m2. "In 2006, the event superseded the expectations of the exhibitors and 92% of them renewed their area", says the Marketing Manager of Messe Brasil, Richard Spirandelli.
Metallurgia 2008, set for September 9 to September 12, in Joinville (SC), has the support of the Associação Brasileira de Fundição (Abifa) (Brazilian Foundry Association), Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Máquinas e Equipamentos (Abimaq) (Brazilian Machinery Builders' Association) and the Associação Brasileira de Ensaios Não-Destrutivos (Abende). (Brazilian Association of Non Destructive Testing)
Recognized as a development foundry, of high technological content, Tupy is supplying the world’s automotive industries and, among the main products that it manufactures under order, are engine blocks and headstocks, used in trucks, buses, utility trucks, automobiles, tractors and other agricultural machines.
Besides components for engine systems, the company also produces dozens of parts for brake systems, transmission and steering, and axis and suspension. Almost 60% of the production is sold to overseas markets, made up of customers in more than 40 countries. However the automotive sectors are not the only ones. Tupy manufactures and markets malleable iron connections, steel blasting grit and continuous iron profiles, products that help the construction industry, the marble and granite sectors and several segments of industrial engineering