Embraer invests $30 million into São Paulo facility expansion

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 20, 2019 10:51

Embraer invests $30 million into São Paulo facility expansion

Embraer has invested $30 million into the expansion of its Eugênio de Melo unit in São José dos Campos, based at São Paulo, Brazil.

Through the construction of new facilities, the site will have capacity for over 4,000 employees, Embraer said.

The site currently has 1,500 employees working in manufacturing, development, engineering, structural and system testing, and training, among other administrative and research activities.

Francisco Gomes Neto, president and CEO of Embraer, commented: “The future of the Brazilian aviation industry will be the result of what we dream and build together. We believe this is the best tribute we can pay on Embraer’s 50th anniversary.

“By announcing the expansion of the Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos, we reinforce our commitment to our people and the local community, which are both part of our strategic vision of continuous and sustainable growth.”

Embraer has said that at least 600 temporary job opportunities were created for the construction of four new buildings.

The improvements are expected to be completed in the last quarter of this year and will increase the facility from 754,000 square feet (70,000 square meters) to 1.2 million square feet (110,000 square meters).

The unit is located on a 121 acre (530,000 square meter) site and began operations in 2001.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 20, 2019 10:51