With an investment of R$ 80 million, we expanded our production capacity at the Marabá Unit by 50%. “Using new technologies will allow us to manufacture conveyor belts with tensions equivalent to ST10,000 within approximately 12 months.
Mercurio Conveyor Belt announced investments of around BRL 80 million (USD 15 million) toward its expansion plans for the Marabá Unit, located in the state of Pará. It will be the second largest investment in the company’s history, which aims to increase the Unit’s production capacity by 50% with new conveyor belt manufacturing lines. In addition to setting itself way ahead of the pack in the Brazilian market, the company intends to increase its participation in international markets, especially in Latin America.
The building project started in January of this year, is moving forward quickly, and should be completed by early 2023. “Using new technologies will allow Mercurio to manufacture conveyor belts with tensions equivalent to ST10,000 within approximately 12 months. The manufacturing of very high-tension conveyor belts is unprecedented in Brazil, which reinforces our pioneering spirit,” says Leonardo Sales, Mercurio’s President.
Another objective of the expansion project is to offer services at the Unit for repairing steel cord belts, which will allow reducing operational costs and the disposal volumes of used belts from the company’s customers.
“Efforts to expand the operation in the North region, generating direct and indirect jobs and prioritizing the local supply network confirm Mercurio’s commitment to economic growth and the region’s development,” adds Mr. Sales.