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The history of Randon Companies began in 1949 with the founding of a small workshop focused on the reform of industrial motors in Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil. Today, Randon is a global reference, maintains strategic partnerships with world-class companies and exports to all continents. Randon is among the largest Brazilian private companies, being the leading company in most of its business segments, and is part of Level 1 of Corporate Governance of Bovespa (Stock Exchange of São Paulo).

Vision and knowledge led the company to produce one of the broadest product portfolios for commercial vehicles in the world, meeting the needs of the road, rail and off road sectors.

The company pioneered the segment of trailers and semi-trailers in Brazil, grew focused on its business, took advantage of market opportunities to diversify and innovate, always offering high-technology products. A relevant part of its investments is allocated to the development and qualification of people, technological upgrading of machinery and processes, research and development, information technology and the constant expansion of its production capacity to meet market demands.

In 2009, Randon Companies completed 60 years of activity and also consolidated their strong presence as disseminators of sustainability actions by means of clear policies towards the environment, human resources and social responsibility, this latter managed by Instituto Elisabetha Randon - Pró-Educação e Cultura.

The conglomerate of Randon Companies is composed of leading companies in Latin America. It has the most complete line of equipment for the transport of cargo by land, with its towed vehicles (trailers / semi-trailers), rail cars and specialty vehicles. They also operate in the segment of auto parts, automotive systems, as well as incooperative-payment plans (Randon Consórcios) and a bank. Randon maintains an international network of sales and ser vices, serving more than 100 countries.

Randon Companies’ business interact with each other. An example is the integrated technological infrastructure of Randon Implementos, Randon Veículos, Fras-le, Master, JOST, Suspensys and Castertech, which comprises a large center for exchange of knowledge, development of new designs, and innovations. The union of the companies has significantly helped in issues related to economies of scale such as technological processes, purchase of raw-material, technical assistance, marketing, and others.

History throughout the Years

1949
Ano 1949

Beginning of activities, when the brothers Hercílio and Raul Randon, who worked in the manufacturing of agricultural tools, decided to open a workshop for the reform of industrial engines.

1950s
Anos 50

Foundation of Mecânica Randon Ltda. Air brakes designed to operate on the steep slopes of Serra Gaucha are manufactured, in addition to third-axles for trucks.

1960s
Anos 60

Manufacturing of the first semi-trailers. In conformity with provisions established by Traffic Legislation, Randon saw a great opportunity and created a 3rd axle for semi-trailers and the equalizer suspension system, which allowed drivers to expand the load capacity of their vehicles. Randon grew, keeping up with the industrialization process and expansion of road transport in the country.

1970s
Anos 70

Following a trip to Europe, where the brothers saw the potential for growth of the road equipment segment, a new plant is built with 40,000 square meters of building area. The company lists its shares on stock exchanges to expand its production capacity and begins to produce off-road trucks through the creation of Randon Veículos, becoming the first genuine producer of automotive vehicles in southern Brazil. It also begins to structure its dealers network and goes international.

1980s
Anos 80

 

Randon begins a process of diversification of its business with the founding of Freios Master, a joint venture with the American company ArvinMeritor (Rockwell at that time), and Administradora de Consórcios Randon.

1990s
Anos 90

 

With the incorporation of Fras-le and the foundation of Randon Argentina and JOST Brazil, a joint venture with the company JOST-Werke, of Germany, Randon intensifies the diversification of its business.

2000s
Anos 2000

 

Creation of Suspensys, a joint venture with ArvinMeritor, of the United States, and creation of Castertech. Randon establishes itself as a global benchmark with world-class strategic partners and becomes one of the largest Brazilian private companies, a leader in its segments, with exports to all continents.

2009
2009

 

Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Randon Companies. A company bound to grow in a sustainable manner.

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