Brazil factory expansion from Sany
By Euan Youdale22 August 2011
Sany is building a new factory in Brazil, where it will produce wheeled mobile cranes for the fast-expanding market.
The Chinese manufacturer purchased 560,000 square metres of land for the new build. It will complement the existing assembly facility in São José dos Campos, São Paulo State, which opened in March and is on track to produce 200 truck cranes in the 25, 55 and 75 tonne capacity range each year. Excavators are also assembled there.
The new manufacturing facility in Jacareí, São Paulo state, will produce all major components, said Rene Porta, Sany crane manager in Brazil. "We are looking to start producing in 2013 and right now we are preparing the land and infrastructure," explained Porta, "We will produce up to 220 tonne all terrain, truck cranes and, probably, rough terrains too. We will also focus on concrete pumps, graders, excavators and rollers to reflect the whole product line here."
Porta says Sany plans to take advantage of the huge potential in the country over the next ten years. "Our expectation is to grow more than 50% each year. The advantage of the Chinese brand is they have the opportunity to work very fast to seek opportunities and implement improvements."
We hope to be the leader in the market and number one brand in Brazil in the next five years. We are looking at selling 800 units in five years' time across all the ranges," Porta claimed.