Votorantim Cimentos inaugurates Camaçari plant, Brazil

Votorantim Cimentos inaugurates Camaçari plant, Brazil
Published: 01 December 2015

Votorantim Cimentos inaugurated on 5 November its new mortar plant in Camaçari, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast region. The unit involved an investment of BRL25m (US$6.5m) and has a capacity of 206,000tpa.

"The Camaçari plant is part of a major investment plan of Votorantim Cimentos. Even with the challenging environment, we move forward with the long-term view and confidence in the development of the country and especially in the Northeast ", explains shareholder and member of the Board of Votorantim Cimentos, Fabio Ermírio de Moraes.

"The installation of a Votorantim Cimentos’ mortar plant in in Bahia shows the importance of the Northeast market and the great potential that our state offers to new ventures. The government of Bahia has worked tirelessly over the past nine years, to attract more investment, while investing in infrastructure to provide companies who settle in our state the best conditions for the establishment of their businesses," commented Bahia’s Governor Rui Costa.

“The county welcomes with open arms Votorantim Cimentos’ new factory, which comes to strengthen Camaçari’s Integrated Industrial Hub - the largest in the Southern Hemisphere; create more jobs and raise incomes," added Camaçari’s Mayor Ademar Delgado.

The Camaçari’s plant is part of Votorantim Cimentos' BRL5bn investment plan through 2018, which includes the construction of five cement plants in Brazil, as well as units in Turkey, USA and Bolivia.