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Brazil: O'Gara invests in new coating

01 November 2000

After one year of researches and investments of US$1mil the US DuPont and O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt launched the aramid fiber Impak to be used in vehicles armoring. The product is being imported from United States. The Brazilian subsidiary operating since 1996 is responsible for 20% of O'Gara" total turnover with a 20% stake in the domestic market with a US$15mil turnover. 250 armored cars are made per month in Brazil being 40 to 50 by O'Gara. The company, owner of four plants in Brazil plans investments of US$2mil in the expansion of its facilities and other undisclosed projects.