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Ammann Opens Factory In Brazil

Posted on May 10, 2013

Ammann has opened its first manufacturing facility plant in Latin America in Gravataí city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.  The Swiss manufacturer said it has invested €9 million in the Brazilian project, which in its first phase, occupies a total area of 5000 m3. The company said asphalt mixing plants, compactors and pavers may all ultimately be manufactured at the site.

One of the initial products to be built in Brazil will be the Prime 140 asphalt plant. The new machine is Ammann’s first in the segment of highly mobile batch plants and the company said it is designed to the demands of the Latin American, African and Southeast Asian markets, as well as Europe.

“From the beginning of our operation in the Brazilian units, our objective is to position Ammann as one of the leaders in the road construction segment in Latin America,” said Gilvan Pereira, president of the company in Latin America.

The company said it aims to be among the biggest suppliers in the roadbuilding segment in Latin America within five years. Ammann said its compactors are powered by with Euro 3b and Tier 4 diesel engines from Cummins and Yanmar.