The most important political and economical publication of the country honored Prysmian with its Company of the Year award.
In the 2009 ceremony " Maiores e Melhiores" – held in San Paulo – Prysmian Brazil was selected for 2008 as major player in the electro-electronic sector, out of outstanding companies such as Whirlpool, Electrolux, Samsung, Schneider, Semp-Toshiba, Alcatel, Ericsson and LG.
Several criteria have been used to compare the companies: the growth of the sales, the leadership in the market’s segment, the liquidity – as index of the company’s health – the return on Equity, the added value by the human resources employed.
This award reinforces the long term success reached by the company in Brazil: Prysmian is supplying customers with its wide range of products in higher value added market segments – from power utilities and civil construction to industrial applications – through the energy and telecommunication business.
Just to mention a few, Prysmian Brazil is strongly committed to meet the needs of the OGP industry by offering industrial solutions such as the Umbilical Systems, multifunctional tubing systems which enable subsea, wellheads and manifolds to be connected to platforms or FPSO's.
Furthermore, the first prototypes lengths of the newly-developed Flexible Pipes have just been manufactured at Vila Velha plant, which is still under construction and will start full regime production in 2010. The new plant will complement the existing one dedicated to the production of Umbilicals, opened in Vila Velha in early 2007.