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With the mission of developing innovative solutions for a better quality of life, Embraco is one of the largest manufacturers of hermetic compressors and refrigeration solutions in the world. Founded 47 years ago in the city of Joinville, in Brazil, the company is recognized for delivering products and services that differentiate themselves for innovation, energy efficiency and high performance.
Embraco provides cooling solutions for household, commercial, such as food retail, food services, merchandisers and medical applications, as well as aftermarket & distribution segments. Through partnerships with startups and digital services, it also delivers value and intelligence to its customers.
With production capacity of 40 million compressors per year, the company directly employs approximately 10 thousand people, has 11 business units (among factories, sales offices and a global business shared services) located in Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, USA and Russia, and is present commercially in more than 80 countries.
Embraco is a pioneer in developing solutions and products that revolutionize the refrigeration market. In the last five years, 59% of revenue came from solutions launched in this same period. An example of innovation is Plug n' Cool, a complete refrigeration system that’s easy to install and maintain for supermarket sector customers and significantly reduces energy costs; Wisemotion, the world's first oil-free household compressor; and Fullmotion Inverter technology, which allows variable speed to the system reducing energy consumption by up to 40%. All those technologies meets the most stringent energy efficiency levels established by legislation around the world.
For more than 20 years, Embraco has used natural refrigerants in its compressor portfolio for commercial and household use as an alternative to reduce the negative effects on the ozone layer, greenhouse effects and to improve the equipment’s energy efficiency.
With an innovative DNA, it has close to 600 professionals dedicated exclusively to this area, with 120 partners from leading engineering universities around the world, as well as 47 research laboratories on four continents. The company invests 3% to 4% of its net revenue in Research & Development annually and is among the private companies with the highest number of patents in force in Brazil and the United States, reaching the 1,200 patents granted globally.