Superior Industries recently acquired the Parcan Group, Brazilian-based conveyor idler and pulley manufacturer. Headquartered in Rafard, São Paulo, Parcan is considered the South American country’s market leader in idler sales and production with additional locations in Parauapebas, Pará, and São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil.

“It was rewarding to find a company with a strong cultural history of hard work and innovation, which is so similar to Superior Industries,” said Jarrod Felton, the vice president of sales, marketing and engineering at Superior. “We are confident the innovative products from both our companies will create more positive opportunities for all of our customers, both domestically and internationally.”

Parcan manufactures three models of conveyor idlers. A heavy-duty line, a light to medium-duty line and a style dedicated for high-impact situations. In addition, the 40-year-old manufacturer builds conveyor pulleys for belt widths from 650 mm (24 in.) to 2,400 mm (96 in.) and is equipped to refurbish used pulleys. A group of in-house engineers create custom products for typical customer applications.

Over the years, Parcan has also built a strong reputation as a technical solution’s specialist. Per client requests, teams from the company are dispatched to mines for conveyor inspections and evaluations, often proposing ideas to extend the life of machinery investments. Additionally, on-site mine visits have been key for Parcan’s technical staff to evaluate product, re-examine calculations and develop improved products from the learned data.