06/28/2016 15h20

GE picks São Paulo for its first LED production line in Latin America

Valor International

General Electric has launched its first LED production line in Latin America in its Taubaté unit, São Paulo, which already has capacity to make around 50,000 lighting fixtures a year. In an interview with Valor, the president of Current, powered by GE, Rodrigo Martins, said the company expected to reach capacity of 150,000 lighting fixtures per year already in 2016. The company tries to seize the moment of expansion in street lighting projects in South America. According to GE, LED lighting is expected to reach 80% of the Latin American market by 2025. In addition to Brazilian cities, there are already contracts for the supply of lighting fixtures made here for export to countries such as Chile and Argentina.