Brazil: Software company to begin internationalisation process in Portugal and Angola

1 September 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1 Sept – Softwell Solutions this year plans to begin its internationalisation process in the Portuguese and Angolan markets, the Brazilian software company’s managing director, Wellington Freire said Friday in Sao Paulo.

Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, Freire noted that the advantages of a common language had led the company, which is based in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, in north-eastern Brazil, to take its “first step” on the international market.

In the months of October and November, the company plans to present one of its main electronic business tools, the “Maker” at Portuguese universities, with the aim of closing cooperation deals.

The presentation tour includes Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Braga and Universidade do Porto. In Porto the company also plans to take part in the 2008 edition of the Company Fórum (Fórum Empresas).

The event, between 7 and 9 October, organised by the Porto University Engineering Faculty (FEUP), promotes cooperation between universities and companies.

In Angola, the strategy will be to start activities with Brazilian companies that are already in the Angolan market, Freire said.

Staring from a base in Angola, Softwell Solutions plans, in the future, to expand its activities to other Portuguese-speaking African countries.

Softwell Solutions, which was set up just over two years ago, has 120 staff and is represented in six different Brazilian states. (macauhub)