The most important Fair of the Latin America Foundry Segment.
In September 2007 all the productive network of the foundry segment will be present in Brazil at the 13th Fenaf - South American Foundry Fair - iron casting, steel and non-ferrous, machines and equipment producers, row materials providers, software, servants of the segment, consultants. Fenaf is known all over the world, and become on every edition as the model of the high development and quality that the segment has reached in global levels, attracting exhibitors and visitor - professionals of the segment, principals, technicians and clients, from many countries. Fenaf 2007 has now an exhibition area 30% bigger than the last edition, and it assures 100% of occupation of the place. Date: Sep. 25 to 28, 2007; Hour: from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Place: Green and Red Pavilion, Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil. See more at http://www.abifa.com.br/abifa_ing/index_ing.php
FOUNDRY SECTOR IN BRAZIL.
With a big territorial extension Brazil has natural resources that are beneficial to the foundry activity. We have the main raw materials, supplies and energetic sources that place the Brazilian Foundry Industry among the biggest worldwide casting parts producers. The sector of production of foundry parts in iron, steel and non-ferrous alloys is a segment of the economy that employs about 60.000 thousand workers, and reports revenues of US$ 5.6 billion a year, formed by about 1.300 companies (2005 base). Recording growing exports and, basically, no imports, the sector contributes for positive results in the trade balance. Brazil ranks 7th larger producer of foundry products in the world (2004 base), producing more than countries like Spain , Italy and France , for example. Brazilian natural conditions show that the sector has potential to become one of the world's largest. The production of the sector has shown a growth in the last 4 years, reaching in 2005 the best result in volume of production of foundry parts. Even so, average growth since year 2000 remains situated in 8,6% a.a. Out of total production, 53,3% is oriented to the automotive industry, supplying makers of automotive components, auto parts and the assemblers of automobiles, trucks, buses and tractors. Assemblers from Europe , Asia and the US are carrying out an expansion of their business in the Brazilian territory. Brazil has today the 9 th largest vehicle fleet in the world, around 21.3 million vehicles but still a high ratio of inhabitants per vehicle (8.4 in 2003), leaving Brazil far behind first world countries and even other countries in Latin America.