ACTEGA, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives, sealants and compounds for the printing and packaging industries, has consolidated its three Brazilian sites into a new 22,500-square-meter facility in Araçariguama, São Paulo. The production and R&D site is the result of a major investment of $7 million.
ACTEGA has appointed Ronaldo Begnossi as new Managing Director of ACTEGA do Brasil. Begnossi, an experienced industrial leader with a Chemical Production Engineering degree and an executive MBA in Industrial Management, has a career spanning 25 years and brings extensive strategic, managerial, and board experience to ACTEGA do Brazil.
In 2019, ACTEGA merged the administration, production, and R&D activities of its two Brazilian sites in Guarulhos and Barueri into the new site in Araçariguama. With an investment of around $2 million and a total area of 12,000 square meters at that time, the new location had explicitly invested in new high-performance dispersion units for the printing ink production and corresponding equipment for the production of water-based coatings.
While the existing building was subsequently expanded once again to accommodate and strengthen the sealants business for two- and three-piece cans, ACTEGA’s third Brazilian site in Santana de Parnaíba has now also been integrated into the new location. This represents a capacity expansion of another 10,500 square meters. These additional investments account for $5 million.
The new overall site will serve as a hub for the company’s administrative, production and R&D activities.