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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Steady Build-Up

The heady heyday of Brazil's real estate boom may be over, but as one of the country's most rock solid - and highly reputed - construction companies, Colmeia has plenty of room to grow.

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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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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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Grupo Elizabeth

On the Tiles

Brazil's biggest manufacturer of porcelain tiles announces plans to double revenue in the next two years. Reuben Ford analyzes an approach that aligns ambition, quality and customer satisfaction.

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Grupo Tarraf

Building to Greater Heights

Brazil’s number one brand in building and construction project management reveals plans to double revenue in the next five years. Reuben Ford takes a closer look at a group that leads a competitive market with confidence.

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Calçada SA

Building the Best

Look to real estate in Rio de Janeiro. Among the leading construction companies in one of the world's most exotic cities, Calçada SA has conquered the market through quality. Reuben Ford reports on building a reliable and respected brand.

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The Vanguard of Steel Fusion

One of Brazil's leaders in production of molten steel and special alloy parts commemorates its 90th anniversary this year - a celebrated history of innovation and industrial intelligence. Reuben Ford investigates the strategy behind sustained success.

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The Big Build-Up

In Brazil's rapidly expanding lower-income housing segment, no construction company is growing more astronomically than the largely unheard of family-owned firm of CASAALTA. Co-founder and president Juarez Wieck explains to Michael Sommers why business - and buildings - are booming…

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Pollution Solutions

As world industry steps up environmental concerns, the pressure for safe waste disposal is on. One of Brazil's most innovative pollution control companies invests in new divisions and international technology to help the country clean up its act. Reuben Ford…

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Brazilian Power Parts

Look to manufacture of motor and machine parts. One of Latin America's most innovative engine component companies shut down domestic facilities and outsourced production to China. Reuben Ford finds out more about the strategic move, which brings Brazilian engineering back…

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Lifting Standards in Brazil

This US crane building company opens a state-of-the-art factory in Brazil, creating equipment of international standards for the Latin American market. Reuben Ford talks investment and innovation with General Manager of Manitowoc Brasil, Mauro Nunes.

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