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          COPÉ

          Copé & Cia. Ltda. is a 100% Brazilian traditional company,  manufacturer of machines present in the industrial parks of major companies in the sector of rubber, plastic and retread tyres, with national and international prominence.  

          For application in the industry of rubber and plastic, the mixers, coolers, calenders, extruders, presses, as well as complete cooling, mixing, calendering and extrusion lines are highlighted.

          In the segment of tires retread, with Himapel brand, manufactures the entire range of machines and accessories, including complete plants installations, where are highlighted as main equipment the tyre cleaning machines, inspection machines, buffer machines, builder machines, enveloper expanders and autoclaves for tyres.

          In addition to the standard machines from its line of products, offers projects and special solutions, according to its client’s needs. For so, has a specialized engineering sector.

          Also performs technical improvements, refitment, machining services and industrial installations, as well as provides parts and local and international technical assistance.

          All of its equipment is manufactured in accordance with the Brazilian and international security norms.

 

          ITS HISTORY

           With a history of work and dedication, Copé & Cia. Ltda. will celebrate in 2014 seventy-five years of existence. It was in October 19, 1939 that Gustavo Copé, an ambitious and idealistic mechanical engineer, laid the foundations of one of the largest factory of machines for processing of rubber and leather in Latin America.

           Originally from Berlin (Germany), Gustavo Copé already thought ahead. He had many objectives, being the biggest of them to turn his modest workshop, located in Novo Hamburgo – RS, into a big company.  For this he spared no breath, worked days and nights repairing machines for industries of the region.

           Since its foundation, the company has not stopped growing. In 1954, the company management was taken over by his son, Lothar Proteo Copé, keeping and increasing the same philosophy of investments in people and technology, and definitely established itself in the national scenario when, in 1960, started to project equipment exclusively for processing rubber. In the 70’s, joined the production of equipment to process plastic, complementing the elastomers line. In 1981, it was the turn of the leather sector to receive the contribution of Copé, which started developing machinery for processing skins and leather. In July 1989, was acquired the company Hidráulicos, Máquinas e Peças Himapel Ltda, a leader manufacturer of machines and plants for retreading tyres; and in march 1996, the company Güttler Secadores Industriais Ltda., traditional manufacturer of equipment for drying and painting leather. In 2011 the headquarters was transferred from the downtown of Novo Hamburgo – RS to the neighbour city São Leopoldo – RS, in the Industrial District São Borja. In 2012, when Himapel became a Copé's trademark, the company started to manufacture machines and complete plants to retread tyres.

           The effort of the immigrant was rewarded, and from the small and modest accommodation only memories remain now.

           Currently the company, with the third generation in charge of the general administration, has its headquarters and two branches in the city of São Leopoldo, metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul. In addition to the various administrative areas, sales, technical assistance and engineering, there are two large and modern production plants. A third branch, sales dedicated, is located in the city of São Paulo – SP.

 

           ITS CHALLENGE

           To satisfy its costumer, manufacturing machines and equipment with advanced technology, in constant evolution, always aiming for the best quality, the biggest productivity and the lowest cost.

 

           ITS WAY TO WORK

           Years have passed and the company, always supported in an efficient administration and with an excellent team of professionals, has been evolving technologically, keeping alive the flame of pioneering, determination and enthusiasm of its founder.

           The binomial work and technology, since the foundation up to the present days, has always been present in the company history. Its philosophical line is centered fundamentally in the production of equipment with the highest quality and advanced technology, completed by an efficient technical assistance service.

           Conceptualized in the market where it operates, Copé has been seeking over years of work, the perfection of the products. To achieve this goal, its manufacturing process is based on a rigorous quality control, where everything is inspected and controlled by technicians capable to identify the smallest failure in any stage of it.

 

           ITS MARKET

           In addition to attending the Brazilian market, the company exports systematically to all countries in Latin America, Africa and some countries in Asia and Europe, as well as Canada and the United States.