The largest aerospace hub in Latin America is São José dos Campos (Sao Paulo State). The third largest Aerospace manufacturer in the world, Embraer S.A. is the anchor company of this cluster and, together with other companies operating in the sector, it develops its processes and products for the commercial airliner and business aviation segments, in addition to integrated solutions for defense, security and systems.
Almost all of the Brazilian aerospace industry is based in the state of Sao Paulo, cantered around Sao Jose Dos Campos. According to data from the latest Annual Industry Survey released by IBGE, São Paulo accounted for 92.6% of net sales and 94.6% of the value of industrial transformation of the aerospace industry in Brazil and therefore a massive proportion of the continent.
According the Brazilian Ministry of Labor, Brazil has 82 locations aircraft manufacturing, of which 51 are located in the State of São Paulo. São Paulo state accounts for 95.6% of jobs in the aerospace industry. The main buying countries in 2016 were the United States, China and Japan.
Serving more than 90 airlines in 61 countries, Embraer stands out as the third largest manufacturer of commercial jets in the world. In business aviation, it has delivered over 850 jets in 50 countries. With these numbers, the Company is consolidated among the largest forces worldwide.
The company also operates in the defense industry, through Embraer Defense & Security. The subsidiary offers a complete line of integrated solutions and Command and Control applications (C4I); Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); radars and space.
In Brazil, the company has manufacturing units with engineering, development and manufacturing activities in São José dos Campos.
Brazilian Aerospace Cluster
The Brazilian Aerospace Cluster is a Local Productive Arrangement headquartered in the Technology Park of São José dos Campos. The cluster hosts more than 100 companies from different regions of the country, promoting synergy between the companies in the Brazilian aerospace industry, as well as its national and international competitiveness.
Embraer is the anchor company of this productive arrangement, and the one that boosted the creation of this aerospace supply chain.