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Votorantim Cimentos announces investment of R$300 million in the Salto de Pirapora factory

Votorantim Cimentos, a construction materials and sustainable solutions company, announced this Wednesday (24), investments of R$ 300 million for expansion works at the Salto de Pirapora factory, in the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba (RMS). The measure will increase the unit’s annual production capacity and add one million tons of cement per year, starting in 2025. In total, Votorantim Cimentos will invest R$5 billion in expansions, modernizations, logistics and new businesses in Brazil .

According to the company, the construction of a new cement grinding plant will be carried out at the Salto de Pirapora factory, which will add 1 million tons/year to the unit’s production capacity. Work is scheduled to begin in the first half of this year, with completion expected in the second half of 2025.

Together with another company operation located in the Santa Helena neighborhood, in the neighboring city of Votorantim, the Salto de Pirapora factory forms the Salto-Santa Helena complex, which will have its production capacity expanded by around 20%. With this, Votorantim Cimentos will add another 3 million tons/year of cement to the company’s production capacity in Brazil.

“The expansion of the Salto de Pirapora factory follows the company’s strategy and is part of a broad ongoing investment plan, with the aim of reinforcing our market positioning, increasing our competitiveness and advancing the modernization of our units, including strengthening our decarbonization agenda. We remain committed and prepared to meet market demand in the state of São Paulo and the Southeast region, generating jobs, income and contributing to the development of the region and the country”, says the global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos, Osvaldo Ayres Filho.

The executive also informs that the expansion and modernization of the Votorantim Cimentos unit in Salto de Pirapora includes the most modern concepts of mining, energy efficiency and industrial automation, with the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment.

“In the Salto-Santa Helena complex alone we will have invested more than R$800 million when we complete the expansion of our grinding capacity, which will bring a significant gain in our competitiveness, reinforcing our positioning as one of the most efficient operations in Brazil”, he says Ayres.

According to the company, the investment plan also includes the logistics area, with automation, new distribution points and intense application of artificial intelligence, as well as the acceleration of new businesses such as Motz (logtech and digital transport company), Verdera (waste management and co-

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