ContiTech Investing €6.2 Million in Expansion of Factory in Brazil
2,800-square-meter enlargement of ContiTech drive belt plant in Ponta Grossa / Construction to begin in February / Completion of first phase in September 2012
The project involves a 2,800-square-meter expansion of the present ContiTech plant. The investment is to be effected in two phases. The first phase comprises the expansion the current physical plant by September 2012. It is expected to up timing belt production by 50 percent and V-ribbed production by 15 percent.
In the second phase, new machines will be installed that will make possible a twofold increase in timing belt production and a 25-percent boost in V-ribbed belt production. The related work is to get underway in February 2012. Completion of the second phase is set for 2014. The expansion is to create a further 40 jobs.