In December 2012, SMA Railway Technology GmbH founded its first overseas branch in Brazil. The independent subsidiary operates as SMA Brasil Tecnologia Ferroviária LTDA, is located in Itupeva in the state of São Paulo and a further indication of the dynamic growth of the German company’s railway technology division. At the head of the new Brazilian subsidiary is Managing Director Alexandre Oliveira, an expert who is well-known in the South-American market and highly familiar with the region and the SMA product family thanks to SMA customer projects in Venezuela, Chile and Brazil.