Located in the city of Criciúma, Brazil, the factory has undergone a complete renovation at an investment of $15 million BRL (more than $3 million USD) as it looked to optimise its processes by expanding its production line to meet growing demand.
The Criciúma factory builds products specifically for open cargo applications, including a line of bulk carriers and container ships.
“This modernisation happened organically, as Librelato is always following new market demands to serve it in the best possible way,” said Librelato CEO, José Carlos Sprícigo. “Furthermore, we have in our DNA a commitment to results and a focus on business expansion and customer satisfaction.”
As the company looked for operational efficiencies, it turned to the digitisation of processes, including the introduction of production line robots. It has also invested in liquid effluent and water treatment within the plant.
The factory covers an area of 20 thousand square metres, employs more than 500 people and has an average production capacity of 30 units per day. Since 2022, the plant has operated the largest robotic chassis welding cell in Latin America, which allows welding of an implement to be completed in just 30 minutes.