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AUTOMOTIVE

Among the emerging sectors in Santa Catarina, the automotive industry stands out. It is not by chance that new General Motors and BMW dealerships have been implemented in the state. The new investments reflect the highly developed chain in the manufacture of car parts, as well as the regional strategic position and potential of the local market.

SANTA CATARINA HAS THE 6TH BIGGEST SHARE IN THE NATIONAL FLEET

The local fleet exceeds the 2.5 million-unit milestone, an average of 2.6 habitants per vehicle.  The sector already accounts for 4.1% of Santa Catarina’s industrial GDP, and the sector employs more than 15,000 workers.

FOREIGN TRADE

In 2014, exports totaled more than US$ 490 million – almost 5% of that exported by the country in the sector. The imports, almost US$ 600 million – 3.5% of domestic car imports.
SOURCE: MDIC, 2015.

THE STATE IS THE BIGGEST EXPORTER IN THE COUNTRY OF BLOCKS FOR DIESEL MOTORS.

EXPORTS 2014:

MAIN DESTINATIONS OF THE SANTA CATARINA CAR INDUSTRY

  • United States (29.4%)
  • Mexico (20.2%)
  • United Kingdom (15.4%)
  • Hungry (7.3%)
  • Japan (6.1%)

 

IMPORTS 2014:

MAIN ORIGINS FOR THE SECTOR

  • Germany (49.5%)
  • United States (15.5%)
  • Uruguay (12.3%)
  • China (8.1%)
  • United Kingdom (3.8%)

Large companies recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina - Brazil

The new companies established in Santa Catarina

  • BERNECK

    Berneck is a company with over half a century of history. It is a national benchmark in MDP, MDF, and HDF panels, as well as Pine and Teak Lumber. Berneck has operated in Santa Catarina since 2012 and plans to install a new plant.

    "I, Gilson Berneck, President of the Berneck Group, recommend: Come, invest in Santa Catarina."

  • LS MTRON

    Tractor manufacturers who have spent two years on Brazilian soil. It is an example of the state's potential to attract new businesses. The company is part of the LS Group - the 13th largest business group in South Korea, with annual sales of over US$ 30 billion and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. ?

    "I, James Yoo, President of LS Mtron Brazil, recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina."
  • BMW capa

    BMW

    An example of the success in attracting investment. Automotive company, known worldwide, chooses Santa Catarina as the location of its first factory in Brazil.