The Brazilian shoe maker Calçados Beira Rio plans to build a factory with an annual production capacity of 3 million pairs in the north of Argentina. The facility will supply the Argentine and international markets.

It will be Beira Rio’s first manufacturing unit outside Brazil. The company has 11 manufacturing facilities located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, which shares a common border with Argentina. It employs over 9,000 people and sells in over 85 countries.

“Beira Rio’s decision to invest in a manufacturing unit in Argentina is very important for the development of the footwear industry,” said Argentina’s Secretary of Industry, Ariel Schale.