On Tuesday 22nd November, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of valves, actuators and spray caps used in aerosol products hosted an official Grand Opening for its new 12,000 sqm Brazil facility in Jundiaí, São Paulo.
On this occasion, Lindal welcomed key customers, suppliers and employees to the Grand Opening where a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by Lindal’s family shareholders declared the facility as formally open. The event also saw a speech from Lindal CEO, Francois-Xavier Gilbert. During his address, he talked the guests through the facility’s new high-tech manufacturing and automation systems and showcased time-lapse footage of the building’s 370-day construction.
“Although lockdown restrictions delayed our original grand opening last year, we were very pleased to welcome the mayor, local officials, business partners, members of Lindal’s executive team and our family shareholders to our new facility in Brazil. We aim to set a new precedent in meeting customer demands, improving sustainability and further establishing our position as aerosol market leader in Brazil,” said Francois-Xavier Gilbert.
Indeed, the plant originally opened in September 2021, following an investment of about EUR 14 million.
The new facility encompasses a number of innovative features, including semi-permanent thermos panel walls allowing the structure to expand and house up to 250 employees, and the entire floor of the building uses 10T floor resistant concrete to accommodate a variety heavy industrial machinery.
“The plant was designed to increase the efficiency of our processes. Since we have been open the plant is delivering on these capabilities and we have the potential to continuously improve,” highlighted Marcio Vacilotto, Operations Director at Lindal Brazil.
The new building has also been accredited with an EDGE certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. and is the first industrial building in the whole of Brazil to receive this accreditation.