Harris expands South American presence

Corporation is expanding its presence in

Brazil to help the company service
its expanding customer base in the growing South American broadcast product,
systems and services market. In September, the company plans to move from its
smaller Alphaville office to a new, larger office at

1511 Berrini Avenue in the Brooklin
neighborhood of S o Paolo. The new, expanded office will serve as
regional headquarters for Harris Broadcast Communications’ growing

Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) operations.

The new
office will house a growing sales operation with pre- and post-sales
engineering resources, along with administrative staff for accepting orders and
structuring logistics. A laboratory and repair center equipped with test
equipment and spare parts will allow Harris to better service its large and
growing installed base in transmission, infrastructure, digital media and
software solutions. The facility also will include conference and
training rooms for Harris staff as well as customers.


to be one of the most promising and fastest-growing broadcast markets in the
world, with unique requirements amongst a large group of TV and radio
broadcasters,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast
Communications. “Opening our new Brazilian office confirms our strong
commitment to the local broadcast industry and our regional customers.”

Harris brand is very well established in

and throughout

Latin America, with more than
50 years of history and tradition supporting the Brazilian broadcast industry,”
said Nahuel Villegas, regional vice president for CALA, Harris Broadcast
Communications. “Our success there, particularly during the past five
years, has created a very large installed base of Harris broadcast customers
and equipment that require support. Expanding into this new facility will
make Harris more accessible and convenient to our customers, and allow for faster
response times and improved service and support from our growing Harris team in

Latin America.”

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