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Grupo Agrodanieli

From Seed to Supermarket

From its modest beginnings, Agrodanieli’s mantra has been diversification. Having dominated the entire production cycle, the Brazilian producer of grains and poultry is now fine-tuning operations so it can venture further beyond its regional borders. Michael Sommers reports.

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Incefra

Tile Guru

Brazil's biggest producer of ceramic coverings is an authority in the industry and a worldwide reference for tile manufacture. From top technology, growing infrastructure, know-how and niches, Reuben Ford finds out how the market leader has it covered.

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Ultrapan

Passing the Taste Test

One of Brazil's most innovative soft drinks producers is revolutionizing the market with new sodas and juices, planning and packaging. With quality approved by consumers and multinational beverage giants alike, this company shows that the biggest is not necessarily the…

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Mariza Alimentos

Recipe for Success

Having consolidated its position as the leading food company of the Amazonian North, Mariza Alimentos is ready to take on the rest of Brazil. Founder and president Flávio Costa explains to Michael Sommers how the company's regional identity and reputation…

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ITW Food Equipment Group

Believing in Brazil

One of Brazil's biggest manufacturers of commercial food equipment for foodservice and food retail announces plans to become the market leader in the next five years. Through incorporated brands and accumulated experience, the company claims faith in the future of…

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Ceramica Carmelo Fior

Something to Tile About

One of the largest manufacturers of ceramic floor and wall tiles in Brazil - and the world - Carmelo Fior Ceramics is committed to producing high quality products at affordable prices. In an interview with Michael Sommers, director Eduardo Roncorini…

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Vidroporto

Heart of Glass

One of Brazil's biggest producers of glass packaging recently launched its third glass furnace. The $75-million investment is set to increase production by 150 percent. Reuben investigates the bottle manufacturer that's pulling out all the stops.

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MAPI: Mexico Leads Latin American Manufacturing in 2015

The findings are outlined in the recently released Latin America Manufacturing Outlook report from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

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Alumasa

Stepping Up

Alumasa has spent the last 30 years producing aluminum and plastic products for Brazil's civil construction sector. Now, despite a stagnant Brazilian economy, as commercial director Rodrigo Fontanella confesses to Michael Sommers, hope is on the horizon with the dawning…

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Copagril

Agro-Pros

An agro-industrial co-operative located in Brazil's southwest, Copagril has harvested decades of success via a savvy strategy of diversification. As the company celebrates 45 years in business, president Ricardo Sergio Chapla talks to Michael Sommers about how recent forays into…

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APTI Alimentos

Sweet Success

In 2015, Apti Alimentos is celebrating 30 years of creating ingredients and mixes for some of Brazil’s favorite desserts and drinks. President and co-founder Gelson Dalla Costa tells Michael Sommers about how, having become number one in its region, the…

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Bomix

Buckets of Potential

Latin America´s leader in industrial buckets is thriving through innovation. The company based in the north east of Brazil is exploring the huge untapped potential of the market, showing unstoppable success. Reuben Ford reports.

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