#MFG Global Perspective: #Brazil

brazilAchilles Arbex, General Manager, AMT Brazil – São Paulo Technology Center (SPTC) reports:

After successful participation in the 15th edition of FEIMAFE with the traditional USA Pavilion, SPTC is focused on pushing our customers to prepare for the next growth wave of the Brazilian economy. FEIMAFE is a South American trade show featuring machine tools and other manufacturing technologies. The show was definitely a great chance to meet U.S. manufacturers and discuss their plans for the South American market, as well as to call their attention to the excellent services we offer AMT members in our tech center.

The grand opening of AMT’s Brazilian Technical Center located at FACENS, an engineering university in Sorocaba, coincided with FEIMAFE. The FACENS tech center, which includes a product demonstration area, was built using funds from a Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA). MDCP supports projects that enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. industries. U.S. General Consul Dennis Hankins and AMT’s VP of Membership Steve Lesnewich led the ribbon cutting ceremony that also included a presentation by AMT’s Tim Shinbara, VP – Manufacturing Technology. Tim praised the collaboration between academia, government and industry to make this tech demo center a reality. AMT staff, AMT members, and U.S. Commerce and Consulate officials were also in attendance.

Generally speaking, FEIMAFE promoted a positive atmosphere for doing business in Brazil during difficult economic times. AMT members and other manufacturers visiting the show seemed to recognize the opportunities the event and the market affords them.

A few FEIMAFE stats:
• 1,400 exhibiting brands
• 85,000 sqm of exhibition space
• 64,000 visitors
• 10 International Pavilions -­‐ 18 countries represented

Many of the AMT members attending the show also took the opportunity to visit the SPTC to share their experiences, discuss the market and learn more about the services we provide. All in all, a great result from AMT’s pavilion at FEIMAFE and presence in Brazil.

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