Miguel Paludo to drive BRANDT do Brasil No. 32 Chevrolet in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway
BRANDT, the professional agriculture company, is going to Brazil. And going big.
Today, BRANDT announced the formation of Brandt Brasil Serviços Profissionais em Agricultura Ltda. Known as BRANDT do Brasil and headquartered in Sao Paulo, the entity will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Brandt Consolidated, Inc. and the focal point for BRANDT's growth strategies in Brazil. To mark the announcement, BRANDT has teamed up with Turner Scott Motorsports and Brazilian driver Miguel Paludo for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2013.
In its 60th Anniversary year, BRANDT has established BRANDT do Brasil to build its business in the high-profile agriculture country.
"Over the last half-century, Brazil has become a global leader in agriculture production," said Rick Brandt, President and CEO of BRANDT. "Brazil, along with a handful of other countries, is a key growth area as we continue to focus on international expansion. Teaming up with Miguel is a perfect way to introduce BRANDT do Brasil as we tap into local passions for motorsports and connect with the agricultural community."
BRANDT is the primary sponsor of the No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro with Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has also made an appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Ryan Newman in 2011.
"Brazil plays an important role in global and U.S. agriculture," said Brandt. "Brazil is the third largest agricultural exporter in the world behind the U.S. and E.U. and serves as a growing market for U.S. agriculture exports. We can bring our proprietary products and knowledge into Brazil to help increase production. Our nutritional products are the perfect fit for the diverse ag markets of Brazil."
"I could not be more excited about the opportunity to run BRANDT do Brasil on the No. 32 truck in Chicagoland," said Paludo. "I have seen the passion and energy that BRANDT has put into its motorsports program with Turner Scott Motorsports and Justin Allgaier, and I know that I am very privileged to become a part of that. I'm very proud to be representing BRANDT do Brasil. A lot of people think of Brazil as beaches and big cities, but agriculture plays a huge role in many parts of the country, including in the south where I grew up. Chicagoland is BRANDT's home track and they always have a huge number of guests supporting our team at the racetrack. I don't think there would be anything more special than to go to victory lane in front of BRANDT while representing my home country."
BRANDT has an ongoing agreement with Multitecnica to distribute its products in Brazil. Currently, BRANDT Manni-Plex® and BRANDT Smart Trio® are registered in Brazil and are enjoying increased sales.
A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions-Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support-serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT's focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply. For more information, visit BRANDT on the web at: www.brandt.co
About Turner Scott Motorsports:
Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.