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Renishaw invests in a sustainable future with new facility in Brazil


As part of its commitment to servicing its growing customer base in South America, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has opened a new, sustainable facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The new multipurpose facility, formally opened in March 2024, features an industrial metrology showroom, areas that support additive manufacturing systems, events and conferencing facilities, and space for retrofitting and service activities.

The facility contains a 550 m² warehouse, a 260 m² showroom for Renishaw’s industrial metrology solutions, along with more than 200 m² for retrofitting and service centre activities, plus areas to support the company’s metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems. The facility also features areas for hosting conferences and customer events, and has capacity for machine tools and robots to demonstrate Renishaw’s products, and Renishaw’s AGILITY® range of co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

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As part of its commitment to meet Net Zero by 2050 at the latest, Renishaw designed and constructed the facility with sustainability in mind. Material choice and facility design resulted in a 48 per cent reduction in power needed for interior lights. Combined with high efficiency air conditioning, this contributes to a 35 per cent reduction of power consumption when compared to a standard building. The facility has 180 solar panels, with the capacity to generate 120,000 KWh of electricity per year, along with three vehicle charging stations, and roofs and terrace with high reflectance ratio that will reduce heat inside the building. As a result, the building will be certified to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system. BD+C NCv4 and LEED level Gold certification should be obtained once the building is fully commissioned.

“This facility illustrates our commitment to sustainability and enables Renishaw to demonstrate our extensive range of metrology, spectroscopy and additive manufacturing products to customers in South America,” said Fernando Tachikawa, Director at Renishaw Brazil. “We want to ensure our customers that attend this facility have access to the best solutions for their manufacturing and productivity challenges, as well as showcase how we can all make improvements to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry.”

At the opening event, 200 customers and partners attended presentations on industrial metrology, position encoders and Raman spectroscopy. Guests included officials from the British Consulate-General in Sao Paulo, including Jonathan Knott, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America and Caribbean and British Consul General in Sao Paulo; Martin Whalley, Executive Country Director for Trade and Investment – Brazil; Gabriela Meucci, Industry and Consumables Commercial Sector Lead; and Beatriz Ozaki, Advanced Engineering and Automotive Sector Manager.

Located with easy access to public transportation and support for employees, the new building uses 60 per cent less water with efficient systems and the reuse of rainwater which is stored in a 15 m³ reservoir. An automated irrigation systems using rainwater also contributes to the preservation of green areas.

For further information on how Renishaw is working in partnership with its customers, suppliers, and local communities to create a sustainable future, visit https://www.renishaw.com/en/sustainability–6717.   

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