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Vacon strengthens foothold in Latin America

06 December 2013

Global AC drives manufacturer Vacon is expanding its operations in Brazil and Latin America, and has moved its sales office in Brazil to new premises in São Paulo.

"Vacon's business has developed favorably in Brazil and in Latin America, and we see good prospects for growth in this region. In accordance of Vacon's newly published new strategy, to secure growth, Brazil is one of the target countries where we will invest. Our sales office in Brazil allows us to increase our competitive edge in the whole of Latin America, build our own competence in the region and differentiate from the competitors. At the same time, we will bring added value to our customers and prepare the ground for our high-power AC drives strategy," says Heikki Hiltunen, executive vice president, Market Operations at Vacon.

"Vacon's office in São Paulo is moving to new larger premises where we will have more space to grow and give support to our regional customers in Brazil and other Latin American countries. We are expanding our service center facilities and we have a new training center. Furthermore, we have the possibility to start local cabinet assembly in Brazil. This is a remarkable step forward because this allows us to better serve our customers in the oil & gas, marine and offshore and renewable energy production business," says Claudio Luis Baccarelli, Vacon's managing director in Brazil.

Vacon founded an office in Brazil in 2006. The inauguration of the new premises was celebrated with Vacon's customers and cooperation partners from, for example,  Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay, as well as the representatives of the Vacon Group. Also attending were Mr Jan Jarne, Finland's general honorary consul and Mr Matti Landin, Finpro Latin America's head of Trade Center.