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Jotun opens new factory in Brazil

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Jotun has opened a new marine and protective coatings factory outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new facility is the company’s first in South America, and will have an annual production capacity of 10 million litres.

The new factory is strategically located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Source: Stephen Redinger/pixelio.de

The new factory is strategically located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Source: Stephen Redinger/pixelio.de

The factory is built on a 130 000 square meter plot of land, with a total investment of more than 23.84 million EUR.

Supporting the company’s ambitions to become a market leader

According to Jotun Brazil’s Managing Director, Ferran Bueno, the new factory will support the company’s ambitions to become a market leader within marine and protective coatings in Brazil. "Despite today’s troubled economy, Brazil represents a significant growth opportunity for Jotun and a gateway to the region,” he says. "Jotun is a relatively small player in some areas, but we have a long term perspective and expect our ability to produce locally will help us double our market share in selected industrial segments.”

Located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro

Jotun began supplying marine coatings to ships trading in the region in 1998, and in 2008 began to offer protective coatings to offshore installations, renewable energy projects and a broad range of industrial and civic infrastructure projects. Today, the company offers a broad range of advanced coatings designed to meet the challenges of users. "From premium marine coatings that help owners reduce fuel costs and corresponding emissions to our innovative mesh-free passive fire protection system for offshore installations, Jotun products offer Brazilian companies safe, efficient and cost-effective solutions for the long-term protection of property,” Bueno says.
 
About 100 people are employed at the new factory, which is strategically located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and only 190 kilometres from the oil capital, Macaé.
 
 

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