Maintal, Germany/Atibaia, Brazil, 23-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, an international market and technology leader for engineered joining technology, started production in Atibaia, Brazil, on 22 April. The new plant manufactures quick connectors and fluid system for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. From June, it will begin producing the exhaust pipe couplings Euro Coupler and Accuseal and the V-band profile clamp for the South American market.
“The demand for high quality and technologically advanced joining solutions in this prospering region continues to grow,” says Werner Deggim, CEO of NORMA Group. “Our new plant is an excellent base from which to access the South American markets. We are proud that we now operate production facilities in every region of the world, which enables us to even better meet the requirements of our clients globally and, from now on, also in South America.”
The expected higher demand has led NORMA Group to plan a significant increase of production over the coming months. It will also step up its distribution business across the entire South American region.
NORMA Group has been present in the Brazilian market since 2011 with a sales and engineering office in Santo André and since 2013 with the new production facility in Atibaia near São Paulo (20 September 2013: NORMA Group builds up production in Atibaia in Brazil).
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About NORMA Group
NORMA Group is an international market and technology leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative joining technology solutions in three product categories (clamp, connect and fluid) and offers more than 30,000 high-quality products and solutions to around 10,000 customers in 100 countries. NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles, ships, trains, aircraft, domestic appliances, engines and plumbing systems as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 636
million in 2013. With around 5,000 employees, NORMA Group operates a global network of 21 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. The company has its headquarters in Maintal near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. NORMA
Group was formed in 2006 as a result of the merger between the German Rasmussen Group and the Swedish ABA Group. Since April 2011, NORMA Group is listed on the German stock exchange and included in the MDAX index since March 2013.
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