South American firm, Randon Companies, is creating a new business unit to improve the innovation of its manufacturing processes.
Randon Tech Solutions (RTS) Industry will focus on providing solutions, special machines and smart manufacturing.
Operations of the new unit are expected to begin Q1 2021.
The company’s constitution was authorised by the Board of Directors of Randon Companies this October, with an initial investment of about $20 million BRL (approx. €3.1 million).
Among the objectives of RTS Industry are the manufacture and marketing of robotic cells, machines, devices and industrial tooling. The new unit will also act in the provision of technical engineering services and advice in industrial automation, and in the commercialisation of parts and components for this segment.
According to the Director of Operational Excellence of Randon Companies, Bernardo Soares, this initiative was built to expand synergy between all units of the group in the development of processes and intelligent systems of productivity.
“Being with this matured internal culture was an important differential, which gave us sufficient capacity and agility for the development of this new operation,” he said. “With this movement, it will be possible to accelerate our plans for the integration of special machines and automation to processes, enhancing results.”
To carry out the actions foreseen in the company’s planning, RTS Industry will have a plant located near the headquarters of Randon Companies, in Caxias do Sul (RS), for the incorporation of equipment and the execution of production and automation cells.
One of the first measures in this sense was the recent acquisition of machinery and equipment that allows accelerating innovation actions in industrial processes. The company acquired 254 Kuka/ABB robots, as well as equipment for complete truck assembly and suspension line and a 3D precision measurement system.
“We add even more efficiency, safety and quality to all of our initiatives,” said Randon Companies Executive Vice President and COO, Sergio L. Carvalho.
“Added to a culture of constant innovation in processes and the qualification of the technical, operational and engineering staff, RTS Industry will accelerate the growth of our company with sustainability,” he said.
Brazil’s Randon Group leverages a strong heritage of 71 years and balances that wisdom with the dynamic energy of a young, modern enterprise. In the past four years, the company has experienced rapid expansion in its three main divisions, Equipment, Auto Parts and Financial Services.