• Categories
  • Archives

DCs: the Long Arm of Brazilian Business in Europe and the US

After Miami, Lisbon, Frankfurt and Dubai, Brazil is also operating a Distribution Center (DC) for Brazilian Products in Warsaw, Poland. The trade facility is the third one in Europe

The center is providing small and medium-sized exporters in Poland and neighboring regions with support, business promotion and market prospecting.

The Center is also receiving potential customers, negotiating contracts, showcasing product samples and offering clerical assistants. In addition to the Polish market, the framework will also reach the markets of neighboring countries in Central Europe.

Just last June, Apex, the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency opened its center in the capital of Portugal, 12 miles from the port of Lisbon and 9 miles from the airport.

Well over 100 companies showed interest in using that space. They represent the sectors of industrialized foods, handicrafts, animal food, auto parts, leather objects, clothes and textiles, cachaça (typical Brazilian spirit made with sugarcane), coffee, shoes, cosmetics, medical and dentistry equipment, musical instruments, plastics, refrigeration, plaster, machinery and equipments, marble and granite, publishing, furniture and home appliances.

According to Apex, 280,000 euros were invested in the Lisbon distribution center.

These centers offer spaces with warehouses, offices and showrooms for Brazilian companies from various sectors to exhibit their products and close deals. Soon new facilities should be open in China, South Africa, Russia and India.

"The idea behind the distribution centers is basically the reduction of distance between our end products and the consumer, making it possible for, in case a deal is closed, the company to provide spot delivery," says Quirós, Apex's CEO.

According to Quirós, the United States answers to between 21% and 22% of Brazilian exports. The Miami center has a warehouse with an area of one 11,000 square feet, 1,600 square feet of office area and 2,200 square feet of showrooms. But these dimensions vary from place to place.

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Gets WTO’s Green Light to Retaliate Against US

The World Trade Organization has authorized Brazil to retaliate against the United States because ...

Bureaucracy in Brazil: it's not smart to avoid it by greasing hands

Bribing May Be the Rule in Brazil, But It’s Not Smart or Legal

My previous article provided you with a basic understanding of Brazil’s legal system and ...

Brazil Fund Announces Meeting to Convert It to Open-End Firm

The Brazil Fund, Inc. announced that its special meeting of stockholders, which was reconvened ...

When Lover Is a Four-Letter Word

A hit new TV show in Brazil compares women to mares. Meanwhile the mainstream ...

Brazilian Small Mango Farmers Get a Place at Europe’s Table

Small farmers from the  Associação Manga Brasil (Mango Brazil Association) are optimistic about selling ...

Brazilian Congress Holds Session in Solidarity with Palestinians

The Brazilian House of Representatives will hold today, November 29, at 10 in BrasÀ­lia, ...

Rare blue macaws can be seen at the San Francisco ranch

Voyeurs of the World Discover Brazil’s Pantanal

Old pond. / Frog jumps in. / Water-sound. The seventeenth century Japanese haiku poem ...

Brazil Made 2.45 Million Vehicles in 2005, a Record

The information on the Brazilian automobile production in 2005, released today by the National ...

RAPIDINHAS

By Brazzil Magazine Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul are separate states, although ...

Amnesty Urges Impartial and Prompt Inquiry on Brazilian Killing in London

Amnesty International is concerned about the incident on 22 July 2005 in which plainclothes ...