Abu Dhabi - Idex, fair defense sector, ended on Thursday (23) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with good results for exhibiting Brazilian companies. The country participated in the show with a pavilion with 16 companies, who referred business and closed agreements with Arab businessmen.
A Smart Power, companhia brasileira que trabalha com soluções para o mercado de defesa, como proteção balística e câmeras especiais para a área, assinou acordo de colaboração com o International Golden Group (IGG), de Abu Dhabi. A companhia árabe também trabalha com soluções para defesa.
Under the deal, the Smart Power will produce in Brazil a vessel of the Arab group, and the IGG, in turn, promote a mobile system Brazilian ballistics evaluation in the Middle East. The information is Frederico Aguiar, president of Smart Power and also CEO of the Association of Defence and Security Industries Materials (Abimde). "The Arab market is very important for the Brazilian industry," said Aguiar.
The Abimde evaluates the results of the fair as excellent. The executive vice president of the organization, Carlos Afonso Pierantoni Gamboa, said in an interview to ANBA the close collaboration agreements during the show.
The sector includes products and services for defense and for security, and therefore has clients in the public and also in private. Besides the best known of this industry items such as weapons and ammunition, it also includes systems, vessels, vehicles, armor, helicopters, among others.
Among the exhibitors of Idex 2017 was Atech, which is part of Embraer group. The company produces software to control and combat. At the fair, she made several contacts, identify opportunities and possible partnerships, according to its executive Business Development for Defense Vinicius Meng.
O diretor da Altave, Bruno Avena de Azevedo, afirma que fez na mostra excelentes contatos. As conversas geradas, aliás, terão andamento em reuniões posteriores. A empresa fabrica aeróstatos, balões considerados aeronaves leves, usados para levantar equipamentos, desde câmeras para vigilância de área até antenas de telecomunicações e radares. Eles não são tripulados.
The company began to turn to export about a year and since then participated in nine fairs abroad. In Idex was the first time. "We had quite receptivity. They do not have much experience with our technology, only with larger balloons, and the system was well received by being complementary to the greatest, "said Azevedo.
Among the participating companies also were satisfied with the outcome of the show were the Condor and EMGEPRON. Condor manufactures products primarily focused on policing, such as pepper spray and tear gas grenades, and already meets the Arab market.
The EMGEPRON markets products of the Navy of Brazil, as ammunition and ships. The company already has business in the Middle East and sent the new Idex, according to the Ammunition manager, Adelson Silva Lucena.
The company BCA presented at the fair in Abu Dhabi its products for ballistic protection, which are used for the manufacture of bulletproof vest, car armor, ships and aircraft. The company managed to reduce by 40% the weight vests with ballistic protection. According to the company's CCO, Andre Nestor Bertin, there are already business with the Middle East.
The Brazilian participation was supported by the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil), through the Dubai office, the Defense Ministry and the Embassy of Brazil in Abu Dhabi. Embraer had individual booth at the show.
Arab Camera - On Thursday, the Brazilian stand at Idex was visited by representatives of Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Including its president, Rubens Hannun, and director general, Michel Alaby. They talked with the leaders of Abimde and proposed to work cooperatively to expand the presence of Brazilian companies in the Arab market.
According to information from Emirates News Agency (WAM)Only the armed forces of the Emirates announced the completion of contracts worth 19 billion dirhams ($ 5.2 billion) during the fair.
(*) With information from the ANBA