Prysmian Group’s top management, special clients and 400 employees gathered at its new $35 million Latin American headquarters at Sorocaba, celebrating an historic milestone of the group in Brazil and its integrated future with General Cable. The new headquarters was inaugurated by Chief Executive Officer Valerio Battista and LATAM Chief Executive Officer Juan Mogollon, also marking the 90th anniversary of the Group's presence in Brazil.
The Sorocaba plant now has bigger production capacity for power cables, optical and metal data transmission cables, as well as special automotive industry cables lines. A new 23,000-square-metre distribution area and a cutting-edge R&D laboratory mean that the facility has everything it needs to become a centre of excellence for the entire group.
The plant next to the new headquarters is the sole location in South America where the glass for optical fibres is produced, said CEO Valerio Battista at the event, “and we are very, very happy with that.”