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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.