Rockwell Automation revealed that it has begun the construction of a manufacturing unit near Sao Paulo in Brazil.
With the manufacturing plant becoming functional, Rockwell will be able to double its manufacturing capacity in Brazil. Rockwell will be able to improve the time-to-market time of its products and provide the customers in Brazil, a regional advantage in purchasing the products.
The president of the Latin America region operations at Rockwell mentioned that their target was to accomplish initial occupancy by the spring of 2012 and initial production by the end of summer. He spoke about the plant at the Automation Fair, which was attended by around 500 people from Latin America. The manufacturing plant will mainly be producing Allen-Bradley medium and low voltage drives and some other products. The produce from the plant will be particularly useful in the oil, mining and gas industries. Typically these industries invest in large scale projects that require huge capital investment, which will work to Rockwell’s advantage. The CEO of Rockwell explained that the new manufacturing unit will cater to the increasing demand amongst their customers for locally produced products with quicker delivery schedules. The existing manufacturing plant of Rockwell at Sao Paulo manufactures motor control centers, customer control panels, industrial controls and ControlLogix devices.