Project Description

About Gerdau Ameristeel

Gerdau Ameristeel is the fourth largest overall steel company and the second largest minimill steel producer in North America. With more than 11,000 employees, the company has the capacity to manufacture over 12 million tons of mill-finished steel products annually.

Over the past several years, Gerdau Ameristeel has grown dramatically, acquiring several large steel companies such as North Star Steel from Cargill, Incorporated, Sheffield Steel Corporation of Sand Springs, OK, and Chaparral Steel Company of Midlothian, TX. As a result, the company now operates a total of 19 electric steel mills throughout North America, 19 scrap recycling facilities and 62 downstream operations. Gerdau Ameristeel also operates in a number of locations outside North America, including steel plants in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, and Canada, as well as a rolling mill in Argentina.

How Gerdau Ameristeel uses BlueCielo solutions

  • Decreased unplanned process downtime
  • Standardize business practices throughout all global company locations
  • Central repository for all product- and equipment-related documentation
  • Immediate access to relevant technical information from within WO’s
  • Bridge the gap between maintenance and engineering

What Gerdau Ameristeel says

“The Asset Management module bridges the gap between Maintenance and Engineering and the
immediate access to relevant technical information helps us to decrease unplanned process downtime,
thereby increasing our productivity. This module, along with BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise, will aid in
Gerdau Ameristeel’s continued growth and success in the years to come.”
– IT Director, Gerdau Ameristeel