|Headquarters||Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela|
|Area served||Venezuela and 25 other countries|
|Key people||Nicolás Izquierdo, General Director|
|Products||reinforced bars, bars, beams, angles, flats and special steels|
|Revenue||US $470 million (2007), 14% from 2006|
|Parent||Siderúrgica de Venezuela S.A. Sivensa|
Siderúrgica del Turbio S.A. (Sidetur) was a subsidiary of Siderúrgica de Venezuela S.A. (Sivensa), the biggest - wholly private - Venezuelan steel corporation. Their main products are rebars, bars, beams, angles and flats. Sidetur develops their exporting activity in more than 25 countries in the markets of America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Their seven operating plants are located in the states of Bolívar, Carabobo, Miranda, Lara and the Capital District. Additionally, Sidetur has 14 ferrous material collection centers located in various cities.
In 1998, Sivensa suffered a strong crisis - mainly due to the Asian Crisis - which reduced the size of the company and generated a big debt. Thanks to high steel prices, the situation of the company is improving with the years. Nowadays, the company has a capacity of annual production of 835,000 tons of steelmaking, 615,000 tons of rolling and 67,000 of electric welding.
In 2010 Sidetur was expropriated by the Chavez Government. As of May 21, 2013 no compensation was paid to former owners.
All six of Sidetur's plants are located in Venezuela. Only two of them, Planta Barquisimeto and Planta Casima, are designed to melt steel into billets.
|Plant Name||Year Built||Location||Products|
|Rebars||Bars||Beams||Angles||Flats||Billets||Special Steels||Electric Welding|
|Planta Casima||1989||Puerto Ordaz, Bolívar State||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Planta Antimano||1950||Caracas, Distrito Capital||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Planta Guarenas||1986||Guarenas, Miranda State||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Planta Valencia||1968||Valencia, Carabobo State||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Planta Lara||2004||Barquisimeto, Lara State||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Planta Barquisimeto||1972||Barquisimeto, Lara State||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
Sidetur ferrous material collection centers are located nationwide in Venezuela. The company serves the following cities and their neighboring areas:
- Santa Lucía
- Ciudad Ojeda
- El Vigía
- El Tigre
- Puerto Ordaz
|Electric Welding||-||-||-||67,000||-||-||-||67,000 t/year|
|Ferrous Material Collection||-||-||-||-||-||-||600,000||600,000 t/year|
- "Annual Report 2007". Sivensa. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- "Product Catalog". Sidetur. Retrieved 2008-10-11.