NSG Group Expands Pilkington Automotive Operations in South America
February 22, 2011
The NSG Group has opened its previously announced new laminating line at Cacapava, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mike Fallon, president of NSG Automotive Worldwide, helped open the line on February 15.
“The new line will increase our capacity in Brazil by around 50 percent, permitting the production of some 3.7 million windshields a year,” says Fallon. “The line should be in full production by the end of March 2011.”
He adds, “Brazil is a very important market for us, in which we been operating for some 30 years and have a high market share. The overall vehicle market in Brazil is growing strongly, with annual production expected to reach five million vehicles by 2014.”
In addition to the laminating line, the company plans to also open a toughening line in December 2011, with full production planned for the end of March 2012.
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