Changsha-based heavy equipment manufacturer Sany, which in Brazil chiefly serves the mining industry, is preparing to explore the potential renewable energy segment, specifically wind power.
Sany Brazil’s director Neo Wang said that this year the company will continue to focus on the mining sector, but that the “bet for the future is renewable energy”.
“We will invest not only in the electrification of the fleet, but also in renewable energy generation in the wind power chain,” Wang said.
The company serves the mining, civil construction, cargo lifting and roadworks sectors, among others. “The electrical equipment market has grown globally, and Brazil is no different,” Wang said.
“Sany is taking the lead in this new wave. We have created a new energy technologies division, concerned with strategic planning, research and development and the incubation of the high-tech industry. In 2021, we developed 34 electric products, of which 20 have been launched with hybrid and electric equipment”.
The electric equipment line still represents a small portion of the equipment offered in the domestic market by Sany.
At present, mining machinery sales continue to enjoy strong growth, but load-lifting equipment and telescopic handlers are also performing well.
According to Wang, “this entire market should maintain steady growth, sustained mainly by pressures to reduce pollutant emissions, increase safety and modernise the fleet”.
Sany Brazil is headquartered at the Jacareí unit, in São Paulo state. It has branches in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state; in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and is opening a new branch in Santa Catarina state, CLbrief reported.