Italian packaging machinery company OPEM Spa is opening an office in São Paulo, Brazil. The company, based in Parma, Italy, which was founded in 1974 by its CEO, Fabio Binacchi, plans to open the new office on 16 September and has invited the local authorities and customers to attend.
OPEM is opening the new office in Brazil as part of its ongoing expansion into new markets and to help consolidate its presence in Brazil and South America, which is based on the sale of vacuum coffee packaging systems. The company already has a branch in the US, GPI Solutions.
The idea is to start marketing activity in the country and begin partial production in Brazil too, whilst keeping control of activity at the company headquarters in Parma.
“We are an expanding company, and it is our conviction that companies should remain where they were founded, even when undergoing international expansion,” said Ombretta Sarassi, the company’s General Manager.
OPEM has invested around €2 million in the new Brazilian entity, which includes a production department, an overseas representative office and an aftersales office. The office will have four local employees, co-ordinated by director and shareholder Marcelo Provetti. The new facility also has a production plant for various types of capsules.