Embraco is the world leader in hermetic compressors for refrigeration - the main component in refrigeration systems. With global operations and production capacity exceeding 37 million units a year, the company offers solutions that are differentiated for their innovation and high energy efficiency. Its 11,500 employees work in factories and offices located in Brazil (headquarters), China, Italy, Slovakia, Mexico, United States and Russia.
Energy efficiency is constantly sought in the processes, products and relationships with the communities where it operates. The company is the absolute leader in this segment, being able to offer products that meet more restrictive international standards regarding energy consumption.
The leadership position is the result of a consistent policy of innovation and technology. Embraco historically invests between 3% and 4% of net revenues in research and development. It follows a long-term technology plan and has a state-of-the-art structure, with more than 40 laboratories and 500 professionals working in this area. As a result, about 70% of revenue is generated by products launched in the last four years. The company holds over 1,277 patents worldwide.
Another initiative to maintain leadership is the company’s globalization. Since it operates with products and manufacturing bases in several countries, Embraco faced the need to build an increasingly global company. This concept means pursuing the best practices regardless of the country where they have been generated; developing leadership with global thinking; including geographical diversity in all levels and functions, while at the same time giving priority to local leadership in charge of local business.
Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.embraco.com/.