The Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (Portuguese for Brazilian Metallurgy and Mining Company), or CBMM for short, is a Brazilian company that specializes in the processing and technology of niobium that was founded in 1950. CBMM is by far the world’s largest producer of niobium metal and its alloys, providing over 80% of the world’s supply. Niobium in used in the automotive industry helping cars to be safer, greener and more economical than ever, while also improving performance. Commercial vehicles need exceptional strength and durability while also saving weight and cost. Niobium helps by reducing wear, adding strength to lower weight and increases payload, improving fuel economy and emissions control. Niobium use supports lightweighting, autonomy, electrification and vehicle affordability.
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