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Water crisis in Brazil increases demand for Fibermaq machines

News International-French

18 Mar 2015

Latin American provider of equipment for composite molding, Fibermaq is a dissonant voice in the Brazilian business environment. Despite the pessimistic expectations for 2015, the company from São Paulo is confident, since it has been experiencing an increased demand for its machines used in the manufacture of water reservoirs. 

“Due to the water supply crisis in Brazil, many people and companies are buying new reservoirs or switching to larger models. As a result, our customers have increased the installed capacity through the acquisition of new spray-up and gelcoat machines,” said Christian de Andrade, director of Fibermaq. “The lack of water has also caused an increased demand for our filament winding machines, which are used for the production of components of water mains, such as large diameter tanks and pipes”.

Thus, Fibermaq estimates a 20% sales increase for 2015. “We are also optimistic about the performance of the new equipment line ‘Evolution’ that we introduced in the end of last year. It is a complete reformulation of our portfolio, based on machine designs with improved ergonomics and performance.”

Founded in 1978, in the city of São Paulo, Fibermaq is a pioneer in the manufacture of equipment for molding composites, polyurethane, epoxy and adhesives in general. During this period, more than 5,000 spray-up, gelcoat, RTM and filament winding machines, among others, were sold by the company in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

Last year, for the third time, Fibermaq was elected the Composites Industry Top of Mind in the category “Equipment”. Organized by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO), it is the industry’s main award.

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