The Montes Claros plants, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is also prepared to produce other rubber shoes. The unit was installed on an area of over 370 thousand square meters and has a built up area of 53 thousand square meters.
The unit uses natural lighting and ventilation. Solar power is used to heat the water of showers available to employees and at external poles. Moreover, all the water will be treated to be reused in gardens and toilets, and the production residues will be reincorporated into the manufacture process for new products.
Why Montes Claros?
"Alpargatas assessed the possibility of constructing a plant in China, however it decided to construct it in Brazil, because Havaianas has Brazilian DNA. It is extremely important for our consumers to have the 'made in Brazil' stamped on the sole of our sandals", says Márcio Utsch, CEO of Alpargatas.