Sumitomo Heavy Industries, a Japan-based manufacturer of industrial machinery, has opened a new plant in the city of Itu, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant sprawls over 447,000 square metres of land which is owned by the company. The plant has a total area of 20,000 square metres, out of which the factory is a 11,200 square metres facility and the office building covers 2,400 square metres area.
SHI will manufacture gear speed reducers at the new plant which will be marketed to both Brazilian as well as other neighbouring markets and will be used by mining, steel production, sugar manufacturing and brewing industries.
The plant will be operated by its Brazilian subsidiary, Sumitomo Indústrias Pesadas do Brasil Ltd. The plant will be constructed with an investment capital of BRL130 million ($71.73 million). The factory will provide employment to 60 people.
The monthly production capacity of the new plant is 200 units. It will perform all manufacturing operations, which encompasses all work from materials cutting to processing, assembling and shipment.