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21.95 BRL   -1.57%
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Brazil manufacturers seek to skirt shutdowns as coronavirus surges

06/12/2020 | 07:22am EST
FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Paulo

By Aluisio Alves

Manufacturers in Brazil like Marcopolo SA and Randon are trying to show they can safely operate their factories at reduced capacity, dodging the coronavirus-induced shutdowns that have hit the mining and food processing sectors.

Aside from iron ore miner Vale SA, which was forced just last week to shut down one of its major complexes after an outbreak there, meatpackers JBS SA and BRF SA have also recently been forced by Brazilian judges to shutter their plants.

Coronavirus outbreaks had affected their workers while running operations at full steam.

But smaller manufacturers like busmaker Marcopolo, planemaker Embraer SA and truck trailer and suspension maker Randon SA Implementos e Participacoes, are hoping a safer work environment will be a silver lining of the health crisis as they ramp up operations after their own virus-induced disruptions.

Brazil trails only the United States as the world's coronavirus epicenter. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sought to play down the severity of the pandemic, however, even dismissing it at one point as a "little flu."

Randon has only half of its workers going to its main plant, a spokesman said. He acknowledged a "small number" of its workers contracted COVID-19 but said they were quarantined even before testing positive.

The company has acquired a number of coronavirus test kits, a thousand of which it donated to the factory town of Caixas do Sul, where most of its workers live, the spokesman said.

"Some workers feel safer inside the company than in the outside world," said Daniel Ely, who heads human resources at Randon, where operations started gradually reopening in April.

Marcopolo is staggering shifts and bringing workers to the factory in half-filled buses. The reduced workforce is partly due to health concerns, but also a consequence of reduced demand.

Embraer has roughly a third of its workers going to its plants, another third working from home and a third furloughed. About 10 employees in Brazil and 10 abroad have contracted the coronavirus, the company said earlier this month.

Bus sales in Brazil plummeted 81% in April and 61% in May compared to a year earlier, according to automakers' association Anfavea. Embraer, meanwhile, is dealing with customers seeking to defer plane deliveries until next year or later because of the falloff in global air travel.

At the Marcopolo plant in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, workers are constantly monitored to verify they are adhering to social distancing.

"We've installed cameras inside the plant to avoid crowding in any company space, including in recreational and eating areas," said Rodrigo Pikussa, who heads Marcopolo's bus business.

At a Fiat Chrysler plant in Minas Gerais, workers must have their temperatures checked.

Many automakers have resumed production, but with auto sales last month at 30% of their normal levels, there is now also more space in the factories than before to keep workers safe.

"Productivity is not what it used to be," said Luiz Carlos Moraes, a Mercedes Benz executive who is also the president of Anfavea.

"But we are coming back to work with protocols based on international standards, that our companies learned in countries like China or Germany."

(Reporting by Aluisio Alves; Editing by Christian Plumb and Tom Brown)

© Reuters 2020
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ChangeLast1st jan.
BRF S.A. -1.57% 21.95 End-of-day quote.-37.64%
EMBRAER S.A. -0.48% 8.27 End-of-day quote.-58.08%
EURO / BRAZILIAN REAL (EUR/BRL) 0.54% 6.3746 Delayed Quote.40.72%
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES N.V. 1.05% 13.226 Delayed Quote.-0.80%
JBS SA 1.01% 22.91 End-of-day quote.-11.20%
MARCOPOLO S.A. -0.70% 2.85 End-of-day quote.-36.67%
RANDON S.A. IMPLEMENTOS E PARTICIPAÇÕES 0.26% 15.24 End-of-day quote.13.73%
SEEK LIMITED -0.84% 25.96 End-of-day quote.15.12%
SILVER -2.21% 22.6785 Delayed Quote.30.14%
THE GLOBAL LTD. 12.81% 273 End-of-day quote.-42.04%
THE NEW HOME COMPANY INC. 0.52% 5.76 Delayed Quote.22.96%
VALE S.A. 1.42% 76.57 End-of-day quote.43.66%
WORLD CO., LTD. -0.97% 1324 End-of-day quote.-50.80%
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Sales 2020 38 307 M 7 166 M 7 166 M
Net income 2020 760 M 142 M 142 M
Net Debt 2020 15 719 M 2 941 M 2 941 M
P/E ratio 2020 18,8x
Yield 2020 0,68%
Capitalization 17 681 M 3 311 M 3 308 M
EV / Sales 2020 0,87x
EV / Sales 2021 0,81x
Nbr of Employees 90 000
Free-Float 99,3%
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Spread / Average Target 26,4%
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