Superior acquires Brazilian pulley/idler manufacturer
By Andrew Macklin
September 3, 2015 – Superior Industries, Inc. announced its acquisition of Brazilian-based conveyor idler and pulley manufacturer, Parcan Group. Headquartered in Rafard, São Paulo, Parcan is considered the South American country’s market leader in idler sales and production with additional locations in Parauapebas, Pará and São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil.
Parcan currently manufactures three models of conveyor idlers: a heavy-duty line, a light-to-medium duty line and a style dedicated for high impact situations. In addition, the 40-year-old manufacturer builds conveyor pulleys for belt widths of 650mm (24-inches) to 2400mm (96-inches) and is equipped to refurbish used pulleys. A group of in-house engineers create custom products for atypical customer applications.
Over the years, Parcan has also built a strong reputation as a technical solution’s specialist. Per client requests, teams from the company are dispatched to mines for conveyor inspections and evaluations, often proposing ideas to extend the life of machinery investments. Additionally, onsite mine visits are key for Parcan’s technical staff to evaluate product, reexamine calculations and develop improved products from the learned data.