Mechanization and Technology

Jacto opens new facility with Industry 4.0 technology

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14 December 2023, Brazil: Jacto opened today in Paulópolis, a district of Pompeia, SP, another large and significant enterprise: a new plant that arrives to serve the domestic and foreign markets with product lines for spraying, fertilizing, planting, harvesting sugarcane, as well as precision agriculture, digital agriculture, and autonomous vehicles.

“It is with great joy that we share this moment with our customers, partners, friends, and the entire Pompeia community. Building here was a choice that considered our commitment to the region and local society. We have a 75-year history based on fundamental values that have enabled us to prosper so far, and that continues to be essential for the growth and longevity of our company”, comments Ricardo Nishimura, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Jacto and Shareholder of the Company.

Built on a 96-thousand m2 area, the Paulópolis plant follows the concepts of Industry 4.0 with highly modern and sustainable technologies and facilities. The plant has an automated painting system, and material movement is carried out by autonomous vehicles (AGVs), among other cutting-edge technologies, fully integrated into the MES system (Manufacturing Execution System), with online monitoring and coordination of the entire production process.

For the plant’s online and integrated production operation, Jacto invested in constructing a private 5G wireless network approved by Anatel.

Another highlight of the new plant is the sustainability concept, reiterating the Company’s environmental responsibility. Around 12 thousand solar panels were installed to generate energy, and up to 90% of the water used in the plant’s processes can be reused.

Jacto also considered the well-being of the employees. The new plant offers an ample, air-conditioned living space with a cafeteria, kitchen, and game space.  

Advanced Training Center

The area where Jacto built the new plant already housed Jacto’s Research and Development center. Now, it also houses the company’s training area, which previously occupied part of the Shunji Nishimura Technology Foundation land, also in Pompeia.

We are launching a new training center with more resources and greater qualification capacity, both for our network of master dealers and for our internal team that works to support customers. With this, we reaffirm our purpose of seeking to be recognized as the agricultural machinery company with the best after-sales on the market”, comments Fernando Gonçalves, Jacto President.

Besides Brazil, Jacto has factories in Argentina and Thailand. The central unit in Pompeia remains active.

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