AMT’s Presence in Brazil

AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology is helping its member companies to establish operations within Brazil to build relationships and explore that market’s potential.


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The 19 exhibitors that are part of the AMT/USA Pavilion at the upcoming Feimafe show are located near AMT’s large booth.


With an industry that is growing in both size and diversity, Brazil is quickly becoming a global power in manufacturing. AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology is increasing its presence in this up-and-coming market by opening its AMT Sao Paulo Technology Center, located in the city of Sorocaba. It also is presenting its 19-company AMT/USA Pavilion at the upcoming Feimafe show that takes place June 3 to 8 at Anhembi Park Exhibition Hall in Sao Paulo.

The Technology Center will enable AMT members to establish operations within Brazil to build relationships and explore the market’s potential. Services include sales and marketing assistance for reaching customers in Brazil; HR tools such as employee proxy hiring for sales, service, and engineering positions; office space for customer and prospect meetings; field service support for equipment in Brazil; and in-depth assistance for navigating Brazilian business practices. AMT has similar operations in Monterrey, Mexico; Shanghai, China; and Chennai, India.

AMT recently appointed Achilles Arbex as General Manager of the Technology Center. Mr. Arbex previously worked for Dana Industries and transmission manufacturer ZF, and is expert about Brazilian manufacturing industries including automotive, aerospace, alternative energy, electric and electronic, and oil and gas.

Brazil’s industrial economy has seen significant expansion in recent years, and the country has seen a period of sustained growth. The Brazilian government has implemented policies to expand its openness as a global trading partner, and its focus on increased exports has strengthened its manufacturing industry. “As U.S. manufacturing technology builders look to build global relationships, Brazil is a market of growing importance and a critical place for AMT members to establish a presence,” said Douglas K. Woods, AMT president. “We look forward to providing our members with a place to take some of their first steps into this market, and we are excited to see the possibilities that will come within Brazil.”

Mario Winterstein, AMT business development director, says “As Brazilian manufacturers strive to improve their productivity and efficiency, our members can provide them with the technology to become more competitive on a worldwide scale. We foresee a bright future for Brazil, and we are happy to be a part of it.”

At Feimafe, manufacturers from a variety of industries are encouraged to visit the AMT/USA Pavilion to find technologies that will make them more productive and efficient. These technologies include grinding, waterjet cutting, tooling, turning, milling, forming and more. The 19 exhibitors featured in the pavilion will display equipment of interest to many industry segments, including automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, alternative energy, appliances and others.