To meet the increased demand for current products and new ones launched in 2020, Brazilian based Jacto announces the building of a new plant in the city of Pompéia, in the state of São Paulo. This new plant is scheduled to be operational in March 2023.
The plant will have a built area of 96 mil m² and investments in technologies and facilities to meet Industry 4.0 concepts, such as an automated painting system with cutting edge technology, autonomous vehicle material handling, automated storage system, besides an advanced training center.
The manufacturing unit will also adopt sustainability concepts such as water reuse, paperless manufacturing, and solar panels that will generate energy equivalent to the entire plant consumption.
“This project is part of a set of actions whose main objective is to provide excellence in farmers’ experience. We launched a new line of products in August of last year with three models of seed drills, a sugarcane harvester and an autonomous sprayer. Now, we are taking a big step by investing in a modern plant to sustain the growth foreseen for the next years”, affirms Fernando Gonçalves Neto, Jacto President Director.
Jacto has a history of more than 70 years which started with its founder Shunji Nishimura, and today is present in more than 100 countries with plants in Brazil, Argentina and in Thailand, and business office in Mexico.
Jacto has a wide line of high technology products and services, and it offers innovative solutions for spraying, fertilizer spreading, planting, coffee and sugarcane harvesting, portable manual and battery-powered equipment, as well as products and systems for precision agriculture.
“The new plant will provide the basis for the development of new technologies, and together with our values and business philosophy, it will be the foundation for our purpose towards our 100 years with the same innovative spirit and resilience which have brought us this far. It will keep our optimist and more sustainable view of the future renewed”, comments Ricardo Nishimura, Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Jacto. He adds that: “the Brazilian agribusiness will continue to thrive and have increasing relevance in the global production of food and the national GNP”.
With the new plant, the company strengthens even more its purpose of serving farmers with the best solutions, delivering quality equipment, high levels of technology to meet current and future demands of farmers in Brazil and abroad.