Brazil: Fan manufacturer resumes imports of Chinese parts

21 December 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 21 Dec – Brazilian fan manufacturer Metalurgica Ventisilva is to resume imports of Chinese parts and will, therefore, gain a competitive advantage for its products, the company’s foreign sales director, Ligia Mehzer Silva, told macauhub on Wednesday.

The Sao Paulo-based firm celebrated 50 years of operation last year and supplies the Brazilian market, while exporting to Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Mexico and Argentina.

Silva was part of a business delegation led by Sao Paulo’s City Hall that visited China for two weeks earlier this month and negotiated with Chinese suppliers to resume imports of parts during the trip.

“We imported parts from Plaza Fun until 2002, but stopped because of the dollar. But yesterday, Tuesday, we agreed at a meeting to resume imports. It will be a new start and we will later consider importing ready-made products.”

A Latin American representative from Plaza Fun has visited Ventisilva in Sao Paulo.

The Ventisilva executive also said that his company aims to use the resumption of its partnership with the Chinese firm to prepare the Brazilian market for new products from mid-2008. (macauhub)