Cozinha Paulista realiza aula inaugural no Instituto Federal – Campus Cubatão.

Projeto patrocinado pela Usiminas, conta com apoio do Instituto Usiminas e do Instituto Federal de São Paulo – Campus Cubatão.

No último dia (20) aconteceu a cerimônia de inauguração do Projeto Cozinha Paulista

A iniciativa que ofereceu 100 vagas de formação gratuita para o curso de gastronomia no Instituto Federal de São Paulo, em Cubatão (SP), para pessoas a partir 16 anos, tem o objetivo de ensinar sobre a culinária paulista e seus métodos de cozimento, desenvolvimento de cardápios, segurança alimentar, empreendedorismo e tudo que é preciso para ingressar na carreira. Patrocinada pela Usiminas, conta com apoio do Instituto Usiminas, Instituto Federal de São Paulo – Campus Cubatão e a realização da Cooperativa dos Produtores Culturais do Estado de São Paulo por meio do Programa de Ação Cultural (ProAC).​

Com o auditório cheio, o evento apresentou à comunidade o Projeto, numa cerimônia que contou com convidados ilustres, como o Prefeito Ademário Oliveira, o Secretário de Assistência Social Sebastião Ribeiro, Mateus Alexandre Diretor Executivo da Usiminas Cubatão, que falaram sobre a importância do projeto na comunidade.

Ao final, houve uma entrega simbólica dos aventais aos estudantes e em seguida os convidados puderam degustar pratos preparados pelos alunos.

Cubatão Pole actions during the pandemic

Since the beginning of the dissemination of the new coronavirus (covid-19) in the country, the Cubatão Pole industries have contributed to the well-being of thousands of families, through donations and voluntary actions, in partnership with Cide, Ciesp Cubatão, City Hall and other municipal institutions.

In March of this year, the State Government and municipalities of Baixada Santista decreed public calamity and put into practice the main restrictive measures for access to non-essential service establishments, according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Government’s Health Secretariat of the State of São Paulo.

Many of these measures directly impacted people who are currently socially vulnerable in the city. As a result of this scenario, until the end of August, Polo industries donated more than 102 thousand inputs, including food, hygiene products, handmade masks and blankets:

  • More than 6,900 basic food baskets;
  • About 1.4 ton of vegetables;
  • 88.2 thousand lunch boxes and 2 thousand blankets, with support from Fiesp and Sesi;
  • Approximately 4,200 hygiene kits;
  • 64 thousand soaps;
  • 48 thousand handmade masks;
  • 750 liters of alcohol gel and liquid soap.

The items were distributed by the Municipal Social Assistance Secretariat, through the Social Solidarity Fund, and by associations and charities.

The Municipal Health Department also donated 24,000 respiratory protection masks and 30,000 disposable gloves to professionals who currently provide care to the population in preventing and fighting the new coronavirus.

Cubatão Hospital, on the other hand, received the donation of a new multifunctional respirator and had the support of Senai to repair four more pieces of equipment that needed maintenance.

Public places in the city, such as the hospital itself, and streets and avenues with greater circulation of people were cleaned with more than 365 thousand liters of bleach, applied by means of vehicles suitable for the activities and also provided by the industries.

For Cide’s executive director, Ricardo Salgado, integrated actions are necessary to support the population during the pandemic. “The provision of basic inputs to help families in local communities, as well as preventive measures to guarantee the health of the citizens and workers of the Pole, are fundamental initiatives to face the current crisis caused by covid-19, in addition to being strengthened for the partnership between industries, government and institutions “.

“The result of this synergy is extremely important to support families most impacted by the pandemic. We are united, looking for the possible and necessary resources, with the only objective of crossing this difficult scenario and preparing for new opportunities in our country ”, complements the principal director of Ciesp Cubatão, Raul Elias Pinto.


Prevention measures at the Pole


The industries adopted preventive measures against the new coronavirus before the intensification of the pandemic in the region and that continue until today.

Health professionals are focused on actions to monitor and prevent contamination among company employees, thus allowing safe operational continuity.

Common initiatives among Polo industries are:

  • Suspension of meetings, events or any other face-to-face activity with agglomerations;
  • Meetings, when necessary, through videoconference;
  • A large part of its staff in administrative areas in home office activity;
  • Flexibility of schedules among employees to reduce the concentration of people in the environments;
  • Guidance for employees to restrict physical contact in the workplace;
  • Minimum distance needed in common environments, such as restaurants, workstations and workers’ transport vehicles;
  • 70% alcohol gel availability in all internal facilities;
  • Intensified cleaning of work environments, especially at points of contact, such as door handles, tables and utensils;
  • Doors and windows constantly open, promoting the ventilation of the premises;
  • Guidance for employees to extend preventive actions outside the workplace.

New Cide Executive Board

The Executive Board is now represented by a single Executive Director, Ricardo Salgado e Silva. Previously, one area consisted of three representatives of its board of directors. An entity also included in its organizational structure an Advisory Committee, consisting of three directors.

Ricardo is an engineer, specializing in Logistics and Competitive Management. Has experience in Steel Processing, Logistics, Safety and Occupational Medicine, Environment, Production Management and Institutional and Government Relations. He went through companies such as Banco Nacional, Codesp, Cosipa, CPEA and Santos City Hall.



In yet another new phase, the management of the Industrial Condominium, in synergy with the São Paulo State Industry Center (Ciesp) – Cubatão Regional, will continue its main objective: to work for the sustainable development of the Cubatão Industrial Pole, by actions and socio-economic attractions aimed at the main base segments of the country: Chemical, Petrochemical, Steel and Fertilizers.

The condominium will continue to work with integrated industries, voluntarily contributing to innovative actions and projects through the Technical Committees and Working Groups. Formed by professional representatives of the companies, the centers work on topics related to safety, environment, logistics, health, social responsibility, human resources, legal issues, among others. The initiatives have the support of society, the public power and other institutions so that the results directly help in the growth of Cubatão and the whole region.


Running Projects

Cubatão – The Opportunity Factory: one of the condominium’s inaugural initiatives and is already running. With the City Hall’s support in identifying available areas and offering exclusive tax incentives for new developments – a project sanctioned by the City Council in late 2019 – visits are being made to the world’s leading chambers of commerce and associations in Brazil to publicize The main reasons offered by the municipality for the installation of new industries, especially manufacturing, which use the basic inputs of companies already installed in the Industrial Pole in the manufacture of their products.

Situated in a strategic location, close to the Port of Santos (SP) and the capital of Sao Paulo, state of Brazil’s largest consumer market, Cubatão has great resources such as water, energy, complete highway and rail logistics system and labor. characteristics needed for industries to develop in the region. With this, we seek to generate more jobs, income to local workers and turnover in commerce.

Delegated Operation: The initiative is an agreement between the Secretariat of Public Security of the State of São Paulo with the City of Cubatão and aims to improve the public safety of the municipality through the inspection of public roads and combating illegal trade, conducted by police officers in extra work routine. The service, in force so far, was started in March 2019 and supported by the industrial condominium, with the supply of nine vehicles leased through a technical cooperation agreement with the City Hall.

APELL: Implementation Study of APELL – Local Emergency Community Alerting and Preparedness, a program created by the United Nations Department of Industry and Environment (UNEP) to act promptly to prevent and contain potential industrial incidents such as fires, leaks , among others, in the city and region, besides practicing community awareness activities such as emergency drills.

Several sensitizations about the project have already been carried out with companies, communities, institutions and the public authorities of the region.

“The Industry, through Cide and Ciesp Cubatão and in synergy with the government, society and other institutions, continues its search for stabilization in the market to reinforce its role as one of the driving segments of the Brazilian economy. In the new era of Industry 4.0, Condomínio Industrial’s efforts to invest in innovative and sustainable projects, promote professional qualification and build constructive partnerships will culminate in the efficiency and optimization of results for the future of the sector in the country and in the world ”, emphasizes Ricardo.


Learn more about Cide

Cide is a non-profit association created more than 20 years ago, which brings together companies in the base segment in an Industrial Condominium, responsible for the manufacture of high quality products, whose representation is significant in Brazil.

These are companies that are part of Cide: Birla Carbon, Braskem, Cemulti, CMOC Brazil, DOW Brazil, Engebasa, Messer Gases, Petrobras, Petrocoque, Rhodia Solvay, Carrier Mecca, Unigel, Unipar, Usiminas, White Martins and Yara Brazil.

Cide and City Hall searching for investiments

Valdir José Caobianco, executive director of Cide; mayor Ademário Oliveira; Deputy Mayor Pedro de Sá Filho; and Valmir Ruiz, executive manager of Cide, drivers of the program “Cubatão – A Fábrica de Oportunidades”

A partnership signed between Cubatão City Hall and the polo industries transformed the Center for Integration and Development (Cide), as a trustee of the Industrial Pole condominium, through contacts with investors and companies interested in installing transformation industries in the city, using raw materials manufactured by local base industries.

The agreement, which continues the “Cubatão – A Fábrica de Oportunidades” program, was consolidated between mayor Ademário Oliveira and Cide’s executive director, Valdir José Caobianco, on Wednesday. The event is supported by the Center of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Ciesp) – Cubatão Regional.

Cide, as trustee of the industrial condominium of the polo, receives in its premises representatives of companies and investors, in close relations with the Secretary of Planning of the City Hall, Pedro de Sá Filho (who is also vice mayor of the city ). He selected areas in Cubatão with potential for the installation of new projects, indicating detailed locations on an exposed map of the Ciesp Cubatão region, showing advantages offered by neighborhoods with base industries, road and rail access, and the City’s fiscal incentives for investors . Groups interested in knowing the areas and incentives will be received at the Cide by the manager of the two entities, Valmir Ramos Ruiz (contacts by phone 13 3361-1388). He will assist investors, conduct contacts with the City Hall and detail the proposals to support the public authorities, through Pedro de Sá Filho.

The partnership strengthens Cide’s condominium, acting as a contact facilitator and associate agent to reduce share costs common to all partners, as already occurs in the relationship with the base industries. Launched in March, during a seminar at the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (Abiquim) in São Paulo, the industrial condominium follows strategic planning similar to association organizations of purposes installed there in other industrial centers, within the principles established by Agenda 21.

“We are convinced that Cubarte’s industrial complex, under the management of Cide, is fully prepared to receive new processing industries. With excellent logistics infrastructure, quality raw materials for its large companies, skilled labor and integration with public authority, commerce, organs and communities, the municipality offers the best conditions for revitalizing the country’s industrial sector, “says Valdir José Caobianco, executive director of the Center for Integration and Development (Cide).

Region has advantage

Valdir José Caobianco points out 11 reasons for new companies to settle in the Polo de Cubatão. The main objective of the polo industries, already integrated with Cide’s condominial management, is to develop a permanent campaign to attract new enterprises that complement the base industry already installed in the Municipality since the 60’s.

The base industry manufactures products that are used by other industries called processing industries because they use the basic inputs to produce fine materials put on the market. One example: basic materials companies, such as Usiminas, manufacture steel sold to the manufacturing industries to produce automobiles, refrigerators, civil construction profiles, among others. The City and Cide are committed to showing businessmen from Brazil and abroad that Cubatão still has many free areas in its territory to install industries that transform the base products manufactured in the city, such as fertilizers, rubber chemicals, oxygen, chlorine and derivatives, among others.

The positive side of this industrial actor is that it generates new jobs for residents of all the region and increases the tax collection of the City Hall, for execution of new works in the City.

“Cubatão is a factory of opportunities for the development of the Industry,” says Caobianco. The polo companies are associated with the Ademário Government, with the implementation of a condominium managed by Cide, to unite in a synergistic way (with the same objectives) the search for cost reduction in strategic interests common to already established companies and future entrepreneurs , as security through the Mutual Assistance Plan, human resources, legal issues, medical services and community dialogue actions through the Consultative Community Council (CCC) of the Cubatão Complex.

Among the highlights of the 11 reasons to receive investments, the polo – which already has 12 major industries in the petrochemical, chemical, steel and fertilizer sectors – has an abundant range of energy (including thermoelectric plants) and water, besides of complete logistics network with highways, railroads, coastal port services (with three nearby ports) and access facilities to the airports of the State Capital. These logistical alternatives link industries to the interior of São Paulo and to other states.

Cide offers tax incentives

Availability of areas for new companies in Cubatão

For Mayor Ademário Oliveira, “Cubatão is a city ready for new investments”. And disrespect to the crisis that still lives, it has land with free areas and ready to receive new facilities of industries and companies. With the support of Cide-Ciesp and landowners in the city, the municipal secretariat of Planning, led by Deputy Mayor Pedro de Sá Filho, pointed out the existence of at least 2,365 million areas in 12 lands and sectors ready to deploy transformation.

Technical knowledge, historical evidence and hardworking labor in the implantation of industries are not lacking. Cubatão was the first petrochemical center in the country, located less than 70 km from the capital. In its territories, the first state refinery built by Petrobras was installed in the 1950s, in the wake of the establishment of chemical industries, one of the largest steel mills in the country and a pioneer fertilizer park, as well as producing chlorine and gases medicinal products. Cubatão already had the highest public per capita income in the country.

“But the old managements of municipal governments failed to translate this wealth into welfare for the population. And the economic crisis installed since 2015 worsened the recession, leading to the suspension of industrial activities that mainly affected primary steel production and led to the drastic reduction of jobs”, says Ademário.

Now, according to the mayor, besides the City structure, located near the Port of Santos and the Capital of São Paulo, companies that settle in Cubatão will have as incentives, depending on the degree of investment, the exemption of IPTU and ISS.

“We have a specific planning sector to receive new investments and priority attention to reduce bureaucracy in the processes, by our deputy mayor and now with the support of Cide-Ciesp.”

Source: A Tribuna newspaper