Sweden-based pulp and paper equipment manufacturer Lorentzen & Wettre opens new sales and service office in Sao Paulo that will be responsible for sales in Brazil, service throughout South America
March 9, 2011
– Lorentzen & Wettre with head office in Stockholm, Sweden, continues to grow. To further strengthen the local customer services a new sales- and service office was opened in São Paulo, Brazil on January 1, 2011. The office is responsible for sales in Brazil and for service in the whole of South America.
The new president of Lorentzen & Wettre Brazil, Luciano Rios, is well acquainted with Lorentzen & Wettre´s products after many years with L&W's distributor in the region, as head of the product portfolio.
"I have a solid understanding about Lorentzen & Wettre´s products and it is with great excitement that I take on the task to lead this new office", says Mr Rios. "I am also very confident in knowing that our service team has extensive experience. Our customers are in good hands", he continues.
South America has for a long time been an important region for the pulp- and paper industry. In recent years the region's growth rate increased markedly and Brazil, as well as other countries in the area, is now supplying a large part of the world with pulp. The consumption of paper in this part of the world is also increasing.
"We have noticed a large increase in the demand for our products and services in South America. In particular products for the fibre analysis and pulp consistency but also fully automatic measuring systems which determine the quality of paper", says Patrik Stolpe, President of Lorentzen & Wettre Group. "With our experience and competence, I truly believe that we can help the Brazilian pulp and paper industry to become both more efficient and more profitable", he continues.