Brazilian brewing company builds new $700million canning factory using Farrat Anti Vibration solutions.

Ambev are a Brazilian brewing company with an annual revenue of over $13 Billion USD.  They are building a new factory with an area of 45,000 square meters. The new factory will house two can production lines (bodymakers) and one lid production line (cuppers) and will run on 100% renewable energy.

It will be their first can factory in Brazil and will come at a cost of $700 Million USD. Ambev have employed Ribeiro Caram as the main contractor to carry out these works.  Staying on schedule is vital to the success of this project but health and safety is also a strong focus for them.

Farrat Anti-Vibration

This October 2019, Farrat have been working in person with engineering and construction teams in Brazil, to ensure that their production line machinery will be sufficiently isolated to work safely. The project is still ongoing but a recent on-site visit has meant we have been able to see the efficient future implementation of Farrat industrial vibration control solutions.

From our manufacturing facilities in the UK, we have supplied Farrat Vidam and Farrat Isomat Pads to configure bespoke designed Farrat Isolated Foundations.

On site Project Delivery Manager Neil Wilson says: ‘It’s very satisfying to see the Farrat logo on a building site on the other side of the world, knowing how hard everyone works in the UK to make it all happen from enquiry stage through to dispatch.’

Neil in foundations

Can making machines operate at high speeds and impact loads, which pass noise and vibrations in the surrounding area.  This can seriously affect the health and safety of both the people working there, and people living in the surrounding area.

canning diagram

By installing Farrat Isolated Foundations, these vibrations will be isolated, ensuring a better working environment and securing the safety of people in the area at large.

International projects such as these are a key part of Farrat’s mission in engineering; to provide both direct access to the best technical experts as well as the best solutions.

Farrat Anti-Vibration Materials used to enhance high-speed Hyperloop pod

Our Industrial Team recently supplied undergraduate engineers from Colorado School of Mines, with high-performance Anti-Vibration Materials to dampen vibrations affecting their prototype for the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop IV Competition.

The competition intends to revolutionize the worlds transportation systems, challenging student teams to design and build a high-speed pod that can be propelled through a low-pressure tube at theoretical speeds of up to 760mph!

Farrat Anti-Vibration Materials will help to stabalise the prototype pod wheels when travelling at high speeds, damping vibrations ranging from 0 to 30 Hz.

We do not want to give too many details of the vibration damping system away ahead of the competition entry submission, so in the meantime, take a look at the competition trailer below or  learn more about Farrat Anti-Vibration Materials for Industrial Applications here.


Designing a resilient support or connection and selecting the correct vibration isolating or damping material for it can be complex, but Farrat’s Industrial Team are here to help. We can guide you in your selection, so that you are confident that the material supplied is the optimum solution.

Please contact us with your specific requirements and we will work with you to develop a solution that considers: performance, longevity, environmental conditions, installation and budget.

Farrat Supply Isolation Materials for 11x Stolle Bodymakers and Minster Cupper in Poland

Farrat Isolation Materials supplied for 11x Stolle Bodymaker Isolated Foundations

Farrat recently supplied independent Can Manufacturer, Bagpak Polskawith anti-vibration materials to isolate the foundations of 11x Stolle Bodymakers and a Minster Cupper Press at their large metal packaging production site in Poland. Bagpak approached Farrat to assist with the installation of their new high-speed can making line because of our experience and reputation within the Canning Industry; having developed several Isolated Foundation systems for Stolle Bodymakers and Cupper Presses in the past. Farrat have over 25 years experience designing and supplying multiple production lines globally, using our high quality, UK manufactured materials for projects across Europe, China, Middle East and India. Typical materials used to isolate Cupping Presses or Bodymakers are;


To read more about how Farrat Isolated Foundations provide effective, low frequency isolation of machinery and equipment click here. Alternately, take a look at some of our recent Industrial Case Studies.

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