São Paulo—If you want one good indicator of the size and prospects of the Brazilian injection molding machine market, here you go: there were 37 machine suppliers exhibiting at the biennial Feiplastic show (May 20-24; São Paulo), with many of those describing the sector as a rapidly expanding one.
"Brazil is a growing market," explained Hercules Piazzo, general manager of Milacron's Brazilian subsidiary in São Paulo. Milacron has been present in the country since 1997, and currently employs eight in country. To better support growth in the market, it moved into a larger 500-sq-m site seven months ago, which will maintain a show room and spare parts and machine inventory.
"The market here in Brazil is extremely high," said Rudolf Pichler, sales manager Wittmann Battenfeld, noting that it apart from a brief slow down last year, it has been expanding for the last 6-7 years, with that growth beginning anew in 2013....