Eighty years of industrial and commercial presence in Brazil, celebrated with an exhibition-event entitled “80 years of history. A way to leadership”that covers the history of the Group in all sectors in which Pirelli is active. Industry first of all, but also sport, communication, social and cultural activities, which have left their mark in the collective memory of the country and often have crossed the national borders.
During a press conference at the Santo André factory in the State of San Paolo attended by the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce with Overseas, Miguel Jorge, representatives of the local institutions, the Consol General of Italy in Brazil, Marco Marsilli, the director of ICE of San Paolo, Giovanni Sacchi,the Chairman of the Pirelli Group, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Managing Director of Pirelli Tyre Francesco Gori and the CEO of Pirelli Pneus Latin America, Guillermo Kelly, new development plans were illustrated for the three-year period 2009-2011, which include a further investment in Brazil of 200 million dollars and an increase in production capacity.
The strategy of reinforcement in the area will consolidate the leadership of the Pirelli Group in South American markets. The new investments will permit an increase in production of 20% in car and motorcycle tyres. Brazil, where Pirelli has been present since 1929, is a country determined by the strategy of growth of the Group. The country is the leading car and truck market on the South American continent and is one of the largest at a world level.