Surf Boards

Project of Camargo Corrêa Institute and Construtora Camargo Corrêa inaugurates factory in Fortaleza

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 16:00
Total investment added up to around R$ 850 thousand to build the Factory and buy machines and equipment Total investment added up to around R$ 850 thousand to build the Factory and buy machines and equipment

The Cooperative for Production of Surf Services (Coopersurf) inaugurates officially, on June 5, the Surf Board Factory in the region of Pirambu, in Fortaleza.

The birth of the cooperative and the construction of the factory are part of the Onda Empreeendedora project, a partnership between the Camargo Corrêa Institute, National Bank for Social and Economic Development (BNDES), Local Administration of Fortaleza, Construtora Camargo Corrêa, Marquise, Sebrae-CE and Sistema OCB/Sescoop.

The region was chosen after an analysis of the local social vulnerability and picked a group of surfers from the Barra do Ceará neighborhood to develop a project to generate income for the community.

Onda Empreendedora gathered 21 small surf board manufacturers in a cooperative. Fans of the sport, the locals were qualified to develop activities related to the surf production chain. The project’s partners also invested in the construction of a production unit, purchase of machines and equipment, and formation of working capital. In all, around R$ 850 thousand were invested.

The production unit, named Parque Fabril e Pranchas de Surfe, was built on a plot of land donated by the Local Administration of Fortaleza, and has 522 sq.m. In addition to the income generation project at the Cooperative, the Onda Empreendedora project will benefit the community with a surf school and hiring of local labor to work at the factory.

Onda Empreendedora is the result of an agreement between BNDES and ICC signed with the purpose of promoting entrepreneurship and the generation of decent work through the development of skills and competences of production groups all over Brazil, investing in the local potentials and in the opportunities of solidary economy.