Siderúrgica del Turbio S.A. (Sidetur) is a subsidiary of Siderúrgica de Venezuela S.A. (Sivensa), the biggest - wholly private - Venezuelan steel corporation. 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. "The subsidiaries of Sivensa have national presence; their nine operating plants are located in the states of Bolivar, Carabobo, Miranda, Lara and the Federal District. Sidetur develops their exporting activity in more than 25 countries in the markets of America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Additionally, Sidetur has 14 ferrous material collection centers located in various cities."
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||-||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|