Hyundai Heavy Starts Building Plant in Brazil

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. has started building its planned construction equipment plant in Brazil, which the company hopes will help it secure a bridgehead to expand presence in Central and South America.

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Seoul, Korea - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. started building its planned construction equipment plant on Saturday in Brazil, which the company hopes will help it secure a bridgehead to expand presence in Central and South America, Hyundai said Sunday.

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's No. 1 shipbuilder by orders, expects to produce 2,000 excavators and wheel loaders at end-2012 at the Rio de Janeiro plant, and plans to increase production to 4,000 units by 2014.

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