Terex Cranes has produced its first rough terrain crane, a 50 tonne capacity RT555, in its new assembly plant in Brazil.
The crane was assembled in the company’s new facility in Cachoeirinha with Complete Knock Down (CKD) kits from its Waverly, facility in the USA. In the second phase, Terex aims to appoint local components suppliers.
Steve Filipov, president of Terex developing markets said: "We are excited about our continued commitment and investments in the Latin American market. Our ability to design, engineer and execute this launch was the result of leveraging our existing production facilities and human resources in Brazil. We are expanding our footprint and product range to further support our customers and team members in one of our most important regions."
Terex Cranes president Kevin Bradley, added: "We are accelerating our growth agenda in Brazil and across Latin America with this move of direct, in market manufacturing. We are also expanding our product support and aftermarket coverage to ensure a responsive structure for servicing our customer's needs. Early reaction to the announcement has been fantastic and we will look to add additional crane products and models in the future."