One of the largest steel processing companies in the country and based in São Bento do Sul (SC), Tuper started its activities on February 1st, 1971.
With 2,000 employees and projected earnings of R$ 3 billions in 2020, Tuper is celebrating half a century of existence. The company was founded due to the bold initiative of a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to create a new economic alternative for the city, which then depended largely on the furniture industry. The initial niche was the production of automotive exhaust systems for the replacement market.
A few years later, the company started its own production of pipes, essential to manufacture the exhausts. Currently, consolidated as one of the largest steel processing companies in Brazil, Tuper produces a wide portfolio beyond automotive exhaust systems, including black and galvanized carbon steel pipes for industrial, structural and transport applications; drawn pipes; API pipes; galvanized conduits; tubular foundation stakes with quick connection; metallic structural profiles, automotive parts and components; OEM exhaust systems; metallic roof systems; ribbed slabs; metallic braces; scaffolds; steel plates and slitters.
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The company grew, year after year, based on innovation, technology, qualified team and diversification. Largest pipe manufacturer in Latin America, Tuper has three three plants, with a total industrial area of 120 thousand m² and productive capacity of 826 thousand tons of steel per year. There are 21 Distribution Centers in 17 States.
Tuper was elected the 35th largest company in Santa Catarina and the 148th of the south region of the country, in a survey conducted and disclosed by Amanhã magazine in partnership with PwC Brasil. The company is also included in the Valor 1000 – MaioresEmpresas do Brasil list, by Valor EconômicoEdição 2020, occupying the 548th place, climbing seven positions in respect to the previous year. This shows that hard work, innovation and dedication, besides the constant search for quality and improvement, result in ultimate success.
At its half century anniversary, the company continues evolving its product ranges, which follow the latest trends and comply with the strictest national and international standards. The constant investment in professional qualification and improvement of the team have been paramount for such achievement.
CEO Frank Bollmann, 71 years of age, has been with the company since the beginning – he arrived when he was 22, recently graduated from mechanical engineering. He soon joined as an associate, and became senior partner over the years. In 2016, ArcellorMittal acquired 40% of Tuper’s share capital, starting a strategic association that brought advantages to both organizations.
“It brings me great happiness to celebrate such an important date with a light spirit, looking back to a dignified history filled with achievements. At the same time, the horizon ahead is wide and filled with opportunities”, mentioned the company leader in a letter addressed to each company employee to celebrate the date. “Our responsibility is to keep writing new chapters for this beautiful story of mutual respect, perseverance and dedication to work”, concluded Frank Bollmann.
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