SNEF Brasil starts operations of plant in Rio Claro
Plant focused on industrial automation will supply the demand of customers in the region; Project relies on the support from Investe São PauloInveste São Paulo
Snef Brasil started the operations of its sixth plant in the country in Rio Claro (SP). The unit received investments of R$ 795 thousand, generating 150 direct jobs, and aims to expand customer service related to industrial automation in the region and to produce materials for the projects of new subway lines in the state capital.
This project relies on the support from Investe São Paulo, the investment promotion agency associated with the State Department of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation. “This is Snef’s first project to join our portfolio, but our team is already available to help the company grow more and more across the state,” said the business director of the institution, Sérgio Costa.
For Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo – Metrô, Snef Brasil will supply and implement the electric and auxiliary power supply systems for Line 15-Silver. In addition to the existing stretches, the company will work on future stretches São Lucas – Hospital Tiradentes and its substations. Although the transportation operations are focused on the company’s unit in São Paulo, it is the new plant that will produce the necessary equipment.
In Rio Claro, the focus of the new unit is the automation of agroindustry, especially for sugarcane producers in the region. The state of São Paulo accounts for 48% of the Brazilian production of ethanol and sugarcane, and this whole industry is in constant development.
According to Snef Brasil, the city of Rio Claro was chosen mainly because of the support offered by the local government to the project, which provided safety and organization in the resolution of problems to the company’s executives.
About Snef Brasil
Established in 2010, through the acquisition of Energ Power, Snef Brasil, headquartered in Minas Gerais, has operations throughout Latin America and is part of the SNEF Group, founded in 1905 in Marseille, France, which employs 9,000 people, with revenues of approximately R$ 3 billion.
The company focuses on three main sectors: energy and hydro, industry and transportation. For more than 25 years, it has been supplying equipment for irrigation and hydropower plants, providing turnkey solutions (engineering, supply, assembly, commissioning, training and technical assistance) in electricity, automation, instrumentation and mechanics, being considered a French leader in the area. It also specializes in solutions for general transportation systems (metro, rail, road, airport and port), energy, traction, telecommunications and security.