Founded in 2001, ME Global is one of the leading suppliers of steel spare parts in the world. The company is a subsidiary of ME Elecmetal, which was founded in 1917 and offers a range of cast steel and iron replacement pieces to the mining industry in Europe, Asia, South Africa, South America and North America. ME Elecmetal operates various foundries, as well as manufactures a variety of glass containers through its subsidiary, Cristalerias de Chile. It serves the beer, soft drink, juice, mineral water, liquor, food and laboratory industries. The company produces wine and offers communication services. In addition, it sells grinding mill liners, track pads, ground engaging tools, and pump and crushing components.