CISER is the largest manufacturer of fasteners in Latin America. It has a production capacity of 6,000 tons/month and 27,000 products grouped into 436 lines to supply 20,000 customers in over 20 countries. The Company employees approximately 1,400 employees spread between the CISER, Joinville (SC), and CISER Automotive in Sarzedo (MG). The Company also has a distribution center located in Joinville.

The company, founded in 1959, invests in technological innovation with an incentives program for university students and carries out environmental responsibility initiatives. Its products are sold to various sectors such as the metal-mechanical area, electrical-hardware, agribusiness, automotive, white and brown goods, oil and gas industries, electronics, rail, furniture, retail and wholesale sectors.

Through a recent reorganization process and the opening of a new distribution centers, CISER has a significant storage capacity for finished products in strategic regions around the country, which enables effective service requests; it has its own carrier and routing service for cargo, which shortens the final delivery deadline. Another strategy adopted to improve the service, was the creation of the Technical Training Centre, which aims to provide qualifications for employees through technical courses and academic training.

Carlos Rodolfo Schneider

Carlos Rodolfo Schneider


Bachelors and Masters´ degree in Business Administration from Business Administration School of Sao Paulo at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV - EAESP), today he directs the H. Carlos Schneider group, made up of the companies: CISER Parafusos e Porcas, CISER Automotive, Hacasa Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Intercargo Soluções Logísticas, Agropecuária Parati, RBE, and FCF.

While president of the Entrepreneurial’s Association of Joinville (ACIJ - Associação Empresarial de Joinville), where he served from 2009 to 2011, Carlos Rodolfo Schneider launched the Movimento Brasil Eficiente, on a national scale. The initiativeseeks to stimulate the efficiency of public management, the reduction of the tax burden, and the simplification of the tax system. By March of 2012, it had registered the participation of more than 130 business and non-business entities across the country, as well as intellectuals and governments. Carlos Rodolfo Schneider also launched the award called Municípios que Fazem Render Mais, with the purpose of identifying and recognizing the cities that stand out in terms of growth, evolution, and making the best use of the public resources. After encompassing in its first edition the three states of the southern region of Brazil, the award reached the Southeast in 2012, with the seal of the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP – Federação das Indústrias de São Paulo), which recognized the merit of the most efficient city governments of that state.

Among the other activities carried out by Carlos Rodolfo Schneider are those of the Honorary Consul of Colombia to Santa Catarina (1996 to 2003), directing president of Centrais Elétricas de Santa Catarina S.A. (Celesc), from 2003 to 2005, and president of the Administrative Council of Celesc (2003 to 2004). In 2010, he received from the City council the designation of Distinguished Citizen of Joinville. In addition to being one of the national coordinators of the Movimento Brasil Eficiente, he is a member of the FIESP Higher Economic Council, the Strategic Forum of the Industries of Santa Catarina(FIESC – Fórum Estratégico da Indústria Catarinense), and the Political and Social Council of the Entrepreneurial’s Trade Association of São Paulo.