Howden, a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products, technologies and services, has opened a new service centre in Vitória City, Espírito Santo state, Brazil, to expand its presence and support in South America.
The new service centre, located at Quatro E Street, 135, Civit II, Serra, Espírito Santo, complements Howden’s existing factory in Itatiba, São Paulo, while providing dedicated support for its customers in Vitória. Situated in proximity to its customers, the service centre provides 24-hour access to equipment procurement, technical assistance, and aftermarket services as well as support from Howden experts.
Howden has been present in Brazil for 28 years as a hub for South America. The new service centre will support Howden’s strategy to grow across wastewater, energy & renewables, metals, cement, and industrial sectors within the region.
Salvador Soares, Managing Director of Howden’s South America business, comments: “We are delighted to be opening a new service centre in Brazil to meet increasing customer demand and build upon our growth in South America. It is a testament to the strong customer relationships that we have nurtured, as well as our reputation for delivering valuable expertise and support.
“The new service centre offers greater efficiency for our customers and rapid access to additional engineering, parts, and aftermarket services. By streamlining delivery times from several months to only a few hours, we can respond to short lead times to minimise downtime and ensure project delivery.”
Howden focuses on helping customers increase the energy efficiency and effectiveness of their air and gas handling processes enabling them to make sustainable improvements in their environmental impact. Howden designs, manufactures and supplies products, solutions and services to customers around the world across highly diversified end-markets and geographies.
In early 2022, Howden established its short and longer term Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets, including becoming Carbon Net Zero by 2035. Howden recently released an update on its ESG progress, which includes a 23% reduction in its scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions during 2022. Howden’s products and services play a vital role in helping companies avoid emissions, increase efficiencies, and transition to renewable energies. Howden’s extensive product portfolio, alongside the company’s deep expertise in air and gas handling, means that their approach is relevant to a broad range of industries.