Firm takes its vehicles to Brazil

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A PORTCHESTER manufacturer of autonomous surface vehicles has expanded into the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Working alongside local universities and authorities, ASV is bringing the latest technology to the emerging South American market.

ASV Global do Brasil LTDA will offer sales, customer support and operational services.

Managing director Dan Hook said: ‘We’re excited to announce the opening of ASV Global in Brazil.

‘There are lots of opportunities for autonomous systems to offer cost savings and operational efficiencies in applications such as bathymetric survey, security, oil and gas and marine science.’

The new venture is being led by naval architect Rafael Coelho.

ASV Global operates from Portchester and Louisiana USA.