Logistics Sector of Jundiaí registers an increase of 4% in 2018
VINICIUS SCARTON 12/23/2018 Jundiaí Newspaper Portal
Logistics sector of Jundiaí registered an increase of 4% in 2018, compared to 2017, according to information from the President of Sintra Cargas of Jundiaí and region, Reinaldo Dias Rabelo. “In this period, new workplaces were created and new companies in the sector were installed throughout the region”, he says.
From this scenario, Rabelo affirms that the companies in this segment will also be able to invest in infrastructure. “A practical example was the partial renewal of fleets, from the acquisition of new vehicles, enabling a more adequate service, through modern equipment, with up to four years of use”, he says.
For the President of Sintra Cargas, in 2017, there was an insecurity feeling from the business community, in relation of the government and electoral uncertainties. “For this reason, 2017 was a stagnant period. Already in 2018, with the expansion of the level of employment and economic warming there was a turn in the logistics market, from deliveries”, he summarizes.
As for the projection for 2019, Rabelo shows optimism. “After all, there has already been a definition of the new government and we expect that the economy warms up more and more, generating new jobs and companies deployment”, he says.
Sector managed to grow in 2018, with fleet application and service.
The manager of the headquarters of Prime Express Logistics Company, located in Fernandes neighborhood in Jundiaí, Luiz Fernando Marques shows that the year of 2018 was positive compared to 2017. "In 2018, we had a growth around 400% compared to last year. The company evolved and managed to invest in its structure, acquired about 60 new vehicles and the e-commerce segment also made possible the increase in our services", he says.
Marques details that the company operates in the distribution of white and brown lines and other types of electronic devices, as well. "For the month of December 2018 only, the estimative is to perform more than 400,000 deliveries in the South and Southeast regions of Brazil", he describes. For next year, Marques has an optimistic projection. "I hope the new government will be able to improve the country's economic situation, which will make possible new investments for the logistics sector", he concludes.
“The year of 2018 for the logistics segment was better than 2017”. This is how Gilson Pichioli, Director of Development of the Industry of the Unit for Economic Management and Development, Science and Technology of Jundiaí, defines. According to the director, the entrepreneurs remained optimistic throughout the year, mainly because of the economy. “And in addition, the result of the elections also contributed to the scenario and optimism is also valid for 2019”, he points out.
Pichioli points out that the industrial sector, as a whole, needs the logistics segment. “And Jundiaí has one of the largest and best infrastructures in the country, as the highways pass here, besides being close to Sao Paulo and Campinas, several companies and sheds are installed in town, with the proximity of major airports and our regional”, he says.
Still as attractions, Picholi reminds that the city is close to the Port of Santos and distribution centers. “In the year of 2017, the rail transportation of cargo and containers from Jundiaí to Santos, which terminal is called SIJU (Intermodal Terminal of Jundiaí), operated by Contrail and transported by MRS Logística, was re-activated for import, export cargo and domestic market via cabotage (transport of cargo in containers and ships on the coast), linking Manaus to Rio Grande”, he says.
The director explains that, at present, Jundiaí is a true logistic center and for next year, the expectation is for growth. “Especially for companies that are already installed and others that are in the process of being installed, which will benefit the city with job creation”, he explains. Regarding the installation of new companies, Pichioli says that the process will happen in a planned and coordinated way. “Impacting directly on the logistics segment”, he confirms.