The state is the second largest automotive center in Brazil, in terms of number of companies
Representatives of the Government of Rio and Cluster Automotivo Sul Fluminense discussed, this Friday (19/05), the ways of development of the sector in the state. The need to implement infrastructure and energy supply, and the importance of developing and attracting suppliers of goods and services to the government were some of the topics discussed at the meeting, held in Firjan. The event was attended by representatives of Volkswagen, Stellantis, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai and Michelin, among others.
– The automotive industry is one of the main drivers of economic development and a priority for the Government of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the large amount of investment and thousands of jobs generated, the sector is important for increasing tax collection and, to a large extent, for the good results of exports from Rio de Janeiro and the trade balance of the state – emphasized the Secretary of Economy. Development, Industry and Commerce, Vinicius Farah.
Yet according to Farah, the state government is attentive to the needs of the sector and has been building solutions together, also to face international challenges, such as the lack of components and the need to make an energy transition.
For the president of Firjan, Eduardo Eugenio Gouvêa Vieira, this Friday’s meeting was important to discuss the state of the industries and their future.
– The automotive industry is the catalyst for industrial development – he said.
The president of Cluster Automotivo Sul Fluminense, Oscar Tavares Neto, highlighted the importance of Rio de Janeiro as the second largest automotive hub in Brazil.
– It is important to strengthen the relationship between the Government and the sector – he added.
Antônio Sérgio, representative of the National Union of Workers of Tractors, Trucks, Cars and Similar Vehicles (Sinfavea), said that, in the province, there are unique companies in the sector.
– It is a world industry reference set in Rio de Janeiro – he recalled.
The state of Rio de Janeiro is the second largest automotive center in Brazil, in terms of number of companies, 4th in production capacity and 6th in terms of number of employees.
The Sul Fluminense Motor Group is made up of 23 related companies, all based in Resende, Porto Real and Itatiaia. They are multinational companies (Japan, the United States, Germany, England, Italy and France, among others) and generate more than 15 thousand direct jobs.
Among other topics discussed at this Friday’s meeting is the definition of the next vehicle control system for the predictability of investments and the development of technologies related to the national energy matrix and the introduction of electricity distribution technologies.