South Metals is a company specialized in the supply of raw materials for the metallurgical industry, ferrous and non-ferrous foundries.

We are a young company, born from the experience of its founders in the metal sector and international trade, and we respond to the dynamic needs of the industry. We take care of the timely and safe supply of raw materials for our customers and advise them to make the best purchasing decisions. 

Thanks to a consolidated logistics network and offices in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo y Hong Kong, we provide a comprehensive, agile and flexible service throughout the entire process: from logistics, customs management, and warehousing, to just in time delivery.


We are convinced that there are new ways to face the industry’s challenges in order to create better solutions. We like to create new structures.



We are a team with an international background and a solid knowledge of the key markets of industry. 

We strive to be the best alternative for the supply of raw materials to our customers. 

Because of this, we closely follow market dynamics and trends to identify new opportunities and provide commercial, technical and logistical advice to our customers throughout the process.  

pablo ortiz maldonado


Industrial Engineer and MBA. Pablo has been involved in the metallurgical industry for more than 10 years in different positions and in several countries, which gives him a robust vision of the processes and products of the sector. He has specializes in the development of innovative solutions for the steel and metallurgy sector.

He has worked for Aceros Chile and Industrias Metalúrgicas Pescarmona, among other companies. His experience allows him to fully understand the needs of the industries and gives him excellent skills for the creation of commercial agreements.

juan pablo rui


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Juan Pablo is an entrepreneur by nature who started working at Stein Ferroaleaciones where he went from being a warehouse operator to being their representative for Argentina.

In the meantime, he founded Metalprod in Argentina, which has become one of the leading suppliers of foundry materials.
Juan Pablo’s 26 years of experience gives him a comprehensive vision of local and international markets. But what he enjoys most is serving and meeting the needs of his clients.