COLWICH, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICM announced today the opening of a new regional office in Brazil. The new office, located in the heart of São Paulo’s business district, will serve as a hub for the company’s operation in the region and will provide better access and support to the company’s customers.
While ICM has been incorporated in Brazil since 2016, it has served the Brazilian market for more than 10 years. The new office is larger than the original space, which first opened in 2017.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to better serve our customers in Brazil and expand our reach and capabilities,” said Chris Mitchell, ICM president. “Investing in a new workspace is a testament to our commitment to Brazil and its people.”
Mitchell says that Brazil represents a key strategic market for ICM. ICM-designed, corn-based ethanol plants are in different stages of operation, construction, or engineering in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Bahia. According to Mitchell, more projects are being developed in several other states.
ICM technologies account for over 70% of the North American market and over 35% of the world’s ethanol production, including all types of feedstocks. This represents more than all the ethanol currently produced in South America. To date, the company has designed and built more than 108 greenfield plants and more than 35 brownfield plants around the globe.
“With the growing demand for protein, oil and ethanol in Brazil, our goal is to strengthen ICM’s position as the best partner to help producers meet those needs,” Issam Stouky, ICM global business development director said. “We believe that Brazil offers a great opportunity for biofuel and animal feed production. And we’re here to stay.”
The new office is located at Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 2701 - 7º andar - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, 01401-000. An open house reception for ICM customers and business partners is scheduled for Feb.16.
About ICM, Inc.
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kansas, with a regional office in Brazil, ICM provides innovative technologies, solutions and services to sustain agriculture and to advance renewable energy, including ethanol and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technologies to over 100 facilities globally with a combined annual production of approximately 33 billion liters of ethanol and 25 million tonnes of distiller grains, ICM has become a world leader in biorefining technologies. For additional information, visit https://global.icminc.com/.