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Embraco Slovakia's factory in Spiská Nová Ves is the third site (after Italy and China) the hermetic compressor manufacturer #1 has established outside of its native Brazil, although it is the firm's first greenfield project. With 1,157 employees and an initial investment in 1999 of $45 million, Embraco Slovakia exports all of its production (23 million compressors annually) to Europe and the US, and has taken on some of the more labor-intensive parts of Embraco's Italian operation. Annual revenue reached 687 million USD.
"There is a general consensus at our company, after two years,
that we made the right choice in coming to Slovakia. ... ... We are also very satisfied
with the way people, and no doubt our employees, behave. They are very receptive to what
we teach, and understand the information and use it in the right way. They follow rules
very precisely, which means that our final products are of very high quality. We were able
to achieve a result in terms of quality in less than
Antonello Lanfranco, COO
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