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Subsidiary of the North-American Lord Corporation, global leader in adhesives and coatings for specific segments, vibration and motion control, and magnetically responsive technologies, Lord has initiated the project to build a site in the city of Itupeva (São Paulo, Brazil).
The industrial park in Jundiaí, occupied by the company since 1974, will be deactivated after all the equipment has been moved to the new headquarters, which must be ready by the second-half of 2013.
“In Itupeva, we will have 10,200 m² of built area, and the total area comprising 40,500 m² will still allow several expansions. Nowadays, all land occupied by Lord has 7,800 m². In other words, there will be no lack of space to fulfill our aggressive growth plan for the next twenty years”, says Fernando Siqueira, Lord’s projects leader.
Construction work is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2012. According to Siqueira, the new site will be built regarding the most demanding security standards existing in the country. “The project is also strongly pointed out by its concern with the environment, following the best engineering practices”.
Sandro Leonhardt, Lord’s regional manager of South America, says that the new site will be critical for the company to be able to double the sales volume every five years, according to goal published last November during the visit to Brazil of Joe Marotta, Lord's CEO in the Americas. “The new plant will start its operations with installed capacity twice larger than the current one", he says.
Specializing in the manufacture of adhesives, primers, varnishes and coatings based on water, epoxy, acrylic and polyurethane, LORD Industrial Ltda. – a subsidiary of the North American LORD Corporation – began its activities in Brazil in 1972 in the city of São Paulo. The following year, it transferred its productive unit to the industrial hub of Jundiaí (São Paulo), where it has remained until today. Throughout this period, LORD has become one of the main icons in the Brazilian adhesive market, principally with regard to the fabrication of products with low levels of heavy metals, primers for the treatment of metal surfaces and water-based adhesives.
LORD is certified based on technical specifications ISO/TS 16.949:2002 and ISO.9001/2008. Currently it is implementing environmental policies based on norm ISO 14.001 and it invests in social actions for the community.