Votorantim expands its operations in northeast Brazil

Votorantim expands its operations in northeast Brazil
23 February 2022

Votorantim Cimentos has opened a new distribution centre in the municipality of Crateús, reinforcing its presence and logistics in the markets of Ceará and Piauí, Brazil.

The Ceará distribution centre is located 350 km from Fortaleza, and will expand the service and distribution capacity of Cimento Poty and the Votomassa line of adhesive mortars in the centre-south, south, Sertões Cearenses, Baixo Jaguaribe, Médio Curu and Ipu regions.

The Crateús DC has a distribution capacity of 2100tpm of products  and 1480m2 of built area. The start of the new logistics operation reinforces the supply to the Ceará and Piauí markets. In the state of Ceará, Votorantim already has two cement factories, one in Sobral and the other in the Pecém Industrial Complex, and two distribution centres, one in Juazeiro do Norte (Votorantim’ first distribution centre in the country operated exclusively by women) and another in Fortaleza, near to the port of Mucuripe. In Piauí, Votorantim operates a distribution centre in Teresina, located 300km from Crateús.

“With the new operation of the CD in Crateús, we have optimised the synergy between our factories in Ceará and expanded our operations in the Northeast by strengthening our operations in the regions of Southeast Piauiense, Litoral and Campo Maior, in Piauí. These are strategic markets for us to strengthen our presence and offer solutions for the civil construction sector in an increasingly agile and customer-focused way, improving efficiency and quality of service,” says the company's logistics manager for the Northeast Region, Carlos Eduardo Gondim.

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