Randon Araraquara officially opens its unit
Event takes place two weeks after the company opened Randon Peru, in Callao (3/15)Investe São Paulo
On March 28, 2018, Randon S.A Implementos e Participações officially opens the premises of its unit in Araraquara, State of São Paulo, in the presence of authorities such as the governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, mayor Edson Antônio Edinho da Silva, clients, employees, partners, entities, press and guests, who were welcomed by the CEO of the Randon Companies, David Abramo Randon, along with the other directors. The beginning of the industrial activities took place on January 8 with the hiring, integration and training of the first 65 employees, reaching a total of 100 job opportunities filled by direct and indirect jobs, assisted by a team from the head office of Randon Road Equipment Division.
With a production capacity of up to 2,000 units/year, in an optimized mix between semi-trailers and rail freight cars, the company seeks to meet, in this first stage, the demand for specific products of the southeastern region of the country, used in the sugarcane crops, in the transportation of industrialized cargoes and that benefit from the existing road and rail infrastructure. Randon’s newest unit received investments of approximately R$ 100 million.
The expansion project began in 2012 with the execution of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Municipality of Araraquara and the Memorandum of Understanding with São Paulo State Government through Investe São Paulo – the Investment Promotion Agency of the State of São Paulo. And the foundation stone was laid in October 2014. The project covers an area of 122 hectares, of which 25,000 square meters are occupied by the plant, administrative area and support.
Strategically located in Brazil, the unit in Araraquara provides a better condition of service to the markets, within the integrated production model that aims to guarantee services of excellence.
For the COO of the Equipment Manufacturer Division, Alexandre Gazzi, one of the advantages of the site is the agility provided by the logistics. “Randon Araraquara is in a hub of great demand for products aimed at the agribusiness sector, such as sugarcane semi-trailers and rail freight cars. We are closer to our customers and suppliers, with excellent road and rail infrastructure, which allows us to do business and make faster deliveries,” said Alexandre Gazzi.
Sugarcane semi-trailers – This is the first product line of Randon Road Equipment Division implemented in the Araraquara unit. The semi-trailer was developed for the transportation of chopped sugarcane, adapted to supply the production chain of the Southeast region. As a result of solid investments in research and development, Randon’s product combines all the characteristics to increase productivity and profitability for the clients of the sugarcane segment.
Rail freight cars – The production and distribution logistics of rail freight cars is favored by the road and rail infrastructure of the region, placing Randon closer to the consumer markets. The product mix for the rail segment includes the hopper, gondola, tank, general cargo, platform, sider and telescopic models.
Randon S.A – Road Equipment Division – The largest manufacturer of trailers and semi-trailers in Latin America and among the largest in the world, Randon S.A has been manufacturing different types of road equipment since 1949, including semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies, in the grain, dry cargo, tank, dump, silos, reefer, sugar cane, forestry, sider and van lines, among others. In 2004, Randon joined the rail segment, complementing its portfolio of products for cargo transportation, with hopper, gondola, tank, general cargo, sider and platform wagons, among others.
In addition to its headquarters in Caxias do Sul (RS), the company has industrial units in Chapecó (SC), Araraquara (SP), in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina, and Callao, metropolitan region of Lima, Peru, with a system of complementation of production lines with total synergy between all units, seeking to serve all markets.