• Categories
  • Archives

Chevron Closes Brazil’s Oronite Plant

Chevron Oronite Company LLC announced today that it is closing its  manufacturing plant operated by its subsidiary, Chevron Oronite Brasil Ltda, in Mauá, state of São Paulo, Brazil.

The decision was made after extensive strategic and economic studies completed in the second half of 2004.  On January 18, the employees of this facility were advised that the company had decided to sell or shut down the plant.


“A recent study of our Brazilian operations focused on Oronite’s continuing efforts to deliver maximum value from our manufacturing facilities worldwide. When the various options were evaluated, it became evident that selling or shutting down Maua would result in streamlining our global manufacturing structure and maximizing capacity utilization at our major plants,” said Ronald Kiskis, president, Chevron Oronite Company.


Latin America remains a very important market for Oronite and the company is committed to providing superior service to our customers.


Additives and packages that are currently manufactured in Brazil and supplied to Brazil and other Latin American markets will be supplied from other global facilities.


In order to supply the major Latin American markets, a third party terminal will be established at Santos Port near Sao Paulo and other locations are being considered.


“Decisions like this are not made without extensive review and careful consideration of all factors. We know that this decision will greatly impact our employees in Brazil who have been valued members of the Oronite family for over 25 years.


“Oronite employs 127 people at its Mauá manufacturing plant. While the exact number of jobs that will be impacted is still under review, we expect Sales positions and some Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources and other administrative positions to stay intact. We estimate that most of transition will be completed by the end of 2005,” said Kiskis.


Chevron Oronite Company LLC is a subsidiary of ChevronTexaco. It is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals that provide additives solutions to customers globally.


Oronite has manufacturing sites in the United States, Mexico, France, India and Singapore. Formed in 1917 Oronite employs nearly 2,000 people around the world with headquarters in San Ramon, California.


ChevronTexaco Corp.
www.chevrontexaco.com


PRNewswire

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Discovery Brings a Collection of Brazilian Characters to Your TV

"The goal of Discovery Atlas is to create the most complete visual record of ...

Brazil = Recession + Depression

At the moment, Brazil is not a happy country. People are depressed. Those with ...

RAPIDINHAS

Hollywood Bound By Brazzil Magazine

Globo TV reporter Guilherme Portanova after being released from captivity

Gangs Have Brought Brazil to Its Knees. Kidnap for TV Air Time Proves It

Not only São Paulo, but the whole country breathed a sigh of relief upon ...

Google, Hottest Internet Property in Brazil with 27 Million Visitors a Month

Brazil access to the Internet is growing in a fast pace. New numbers from ...

119-Year-Old Jornal do Brasil Closes Print Edition and Goes Online

Jornal do Brasil, one of Brazil’s best known publications, will discontinue its print edition ...

Germany Applying US$ 325 Million in Conservation in Brazil

The Brazilian Minister of Environment, Marina Silva, affirmed that the creation of conservation units ...

Lula’s Going to Iran So Iraq’s Story Won’t Repeat There, He Says

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil, said that he will visit Iran ...

Europe Bans Brazilian Beef. Brazil Calls It Protectionism

The European Union will freeze all imports of Brazilian beef as from Thursday after ...

In Effort to Curb the Real Brazil Taxes ADR

The Brazilian government has just taken another measure aimed at containing the appreciation of ...