04/09/2014 18h51

SAG arrives in Brazil to produce fuel tanks for trucks

Austrian company brings pioneering machinery to Latin America and will supply to Mercedes-Benz, Scania, Volvo and other companies in the sector that until then had to import the product

Investe São Paulo
The production will supply the truck manufacturers already operating in the State
The production will supply the truck manufacturers already operating in the State

The Salzburger Aluminium Group – SAG announced on Wednesday, April 2, the settlement of its first plant of fuel tanks for trucks in Brazil. The Austrian company brought to the plant located in Jaguariúna, São Paulo a fully automated production line, which is already producing the first samples for clients to approve. The project is being assisted by Investe São Paulo, a state government agency responsible for attracting companies, associated with the Department of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation.
The plant will receive an investment of approximately R$ 17 million over the next three years, with capacity to produce up to 250 aluminum tanks per day. With this, the expectation is that revenues reach R$ 85 million in the period. Approximately 35 employees should be hired for this project.

“This is only the first step in the history of SAG in Brazil. Our idea is to bring other products in the portfolio of SAG that are not yet available in the country,” says the CEO of the company in Brazil, Oliver Jansen.
Jaguariúna is along the way between the main production units of trucks in the country, such as Scania, Volvo, Iveco, Man, among others. The decision to build a plant in Brazil was made in 2012, based on the company’s strategy to “follow the customer”. Thus, the idea is that SAG starts its operations with Brazilian companies to then supply automakers throughout Latin America.

“Over the past two years, we have witnessed the arrival of several automotive companies of similar size, choosing the state of São Paulo to take advantage of our logistics infrastructure, the skilled labor in the sector and a range of clients and suppliers. This reality does not exist in other regions of Brazil,” said the president of Investe SP, Luciano Almeida. The agency is assisting SAG mainly in the environmental licensing process and in the dialogue with government institutions, such as Desenvolve SP.
“The arrival of SAG in our city has a very positive impact for the economic and social development, generating an increase in job opportunities and income,” says the mayor of Jaguariúna, Tarcisio Chiavegato.

To produce the tanks, SAG will use imported machinery from Austria that is not yet available in the Brazilian scenario. The technology allows the production of all types of tanks available in the global market today, which will allow several companies to stop importing the product from Europe.

The technology used in the production line also allows the process to be more flexible than the traditional process, adapting to the customer needs. In addition, newly hired employees for the plant in São Paulo were trained in the affiliates of SAG in the Netherlands, France and Austria, where advanced research and development techniques produced by the company are available. The expectation is that the plant officially goes into full production in July this year.

About SAG
The Salzburger Aluminium Group (SAG) is an Austrian group that provides components and finished aluminum systems for the industries of automobiles, trains, airplanes and motorcycles. The company also manufactures aluminum components for the manufacturing industry.

With over 100 years of history, the company produces materials developed according to the needs of each client, recycling aluminum to save energy and maintain the sustainability of its plants.

Today, SAG is divided into SAG Materials, Tech Divisions and SAG Motion, of which the Brazilian plant is part. In addition to the Austrian headquarters, the company has units in the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Slovakia and Mexico.

More than 1,200 employees work at SAG today. For more information, visit www.sag.at