Industry of War Material of Brazil
Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil - IMBEL
The Industry of War Material of Brazil [Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil - IMBEL], is a Public company tied with the Ministry of the Army. It is one of the biggest industries of South America, and is a manufacturer of defense materials and systems. The fourth largest Brazilian arms company, the War Matériel Industry (Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil--Imbel), was established on July 14, 1975, to unify the army's seven ordnance and ammunition factories.
Counting on a picture of employees of high professional qualification, the company possesss five installations manufacter, true centers of excellency, located in the triangle São Paulo - Rio De Janeiro - Minas Gerais. Its headquarters are situated in the São Paulo city of Piquete. The IMBEL has stockhoding in famous enterprise groups, as the Brazilian Company of Cartridges, only plant for infantry ammunition Brazil, and South America Ordnance, a joint-venture created to produce ammunition of artillery with new technologies for the Brazilian market and export.
Additionally, the company keeps partnerships commercial techniques and with the Swedish industries Nitro Nobel AB, Chematur Engineering AB and Bofors Explosives AB, and keeps agreements of technological cooperation with the companies Development and Electronic Research S/A, of Portugal, and Thomson-CSF, of France.
Since its foundation, the IMBEL has had a process of systematic growth, justifying, thus, its recognized enterprise success. It keeps production engineering in permanent update, creating proper technology, promotes interchange in the area of development of the materials of military job with its associates and, mainly, it searches the buyer's market in Brazil and Exterior. When uniting advanced techniques of manufacture to the talent and professionalism of its teams, the IMBEL conceived a strategy of competitiveness that has made possible the company to conquer niches of important and extremely demanding markets, in various regions of the world.
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