Find here some cases that show the challenges, overcoming and achievements of Iochpe-Maxion during the 100 years of existence.

Iochpe-Maxion and the industrial agriculture segment

A watershed in the Iochpe Group’s decision to focus its operations in industry was the acquisition of Massey Ferguson Perkins, in the 1980s.    Operating in Brazil since 1937, the Canadian company Massey licensed  representatives in numerous Brazilian cities. Its first combine harvesters, imported from the main plant in Canada, introduced the mechanized harvest to Brazil’s…

Iochpe-Maxion and the development of the Brazilian railroad industry

The Iochpe-Maxion Group’s railroad expertise goes a long way back, to its founding in 1918 as a logging company. A lot of the Group’s export timber was sent by train to the country’s southern ports, so private railway lines for mule-drawn trolleys had to be built between the logging patios and these stations. In the…

The interesting story of Iochpe-Maxion and International trucks

The Iochpe Group bought its first truck in 1937, when it was still in the logging business in Rio Grande do Sul. It was a D-30 International imported from the US by Salomão Ioschpe, second-generation entrepreneur from the Ioschpe family. Despite the near-total lack of highways and the deplorable conditions of the few that did…

Iochpe-Maxion and the introduction of outsourcing

Globalization: the term was a novelty back in the early 1990s. With the opening up of the Brazilian automotive market (hitherto stringently regulated) to international competition, Brazil’s automakers had to restructure their production methods. With outmoded processes and technology, they looked to outsource production lines previously managed internally. Since 1994, when the Real Plan stabilized…

The Iochpe-Maxion Group. Global footprint in the company´s DNA

The Iochpe Group has been operating internationally since its foundation back in 1918. Initially a lumbering operation, the company extracted and processed wood in a pioneering manner in as yet uninhabited areas of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. A lot of the Group’s timber was exported to Argentina and Uruguay,…

The Iochpe Group and the Paper and Cellulose Business

Created in 1918, Iochpe started out in the logging sector. The company enjoyed progressive growth and invested heavily in lumbering and timber, with various sawmills in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina supplying pine timber to the domestic and external markets. The lumber was transported south by barge along the Uruguai…