The companies launch material handling systems business operations in Brazil.
(www.intelligrated.com) andSDI Group USA (www.sdiindustries.com) announce the
launch of a new jointly owned and managed operation in Sao Paulo state, Brazil.
The two companies are combining their sales, engineering, project management,
customer service and spare parts support capabilities under one Brazilian
company to provide in-country material handling system solutions.
Intelligrated and SDI Group USA have worked together for many years in
the U.S. and internationally to provide state-of-the-art integrated systems. SDI
Group has been operating successfully in South America since 1992 and in Brazil
for the last five years. Intelligrated identifies entering the South American material
handling and supply chain markets as a strategic growth initiative that caters
to increased demand for handling automation in the manufacturing and retail
sectors in the region.
Brazil has one of the most advanced industrial sectors in Latin America.
According to a Material Handling Industry of America outlook, the country’s
exports have nearly doubled and imports have more than doubled over the last
decade. The new joint SDI Group and Intelligrated operation benefits both Latin
American and global customers with the best of both worlds as their market expands:
access to globally recognized leaders in the material handling industry who can
also navigate and respond to unique local demands.
“Intelligrated is pleased to join forces with
SDI Group to bring our material handling services and solutions to Brazilian
customers. We see a void in the local marketplace for companies providing
advanced sortation and palletizing systems and we aim to fill that void,” says
Stephen Ackerman, executive
vice president, Intelligrated. “SDI Group’s team has a great understanding
of local practices and the market landscape. Our combined expertise will
maximize impact for our customers who are based in Brazil or do business
“SDI Group has been operating in Brazil for
over five years, and partnering with a supplier like Intelligrated adds
strength to our regional offering. The
rapid growth of the market is placing stress on many of the existing
distribution methodologies and techniques,” says Krish Nathan, president, SDI
Group USA. “We invest in local people who understand the distribution business
and how it applies to local operations. Together, we can take our experience
gained in the U.S. and translate that into techniques that are appropriate for
the local market place.”
The new facility is located in
Jundiai in Sao Paulo state, mid-way between Campinas and Sao Paulo, to
serve local demand from both
manufacturing and distribution markets and support activities in the region. SDI Group Brazil’s Marcelo Bueno, who brings
over 15 years of technology implementation experience and a solid understanding
of material handling and global business development, will manage the facility. Bueno will be responsible
for the success of the overall operations in Brazil.
Intelligrated and SDI Group USA join for business venture
February 22, 2012