Product category: Professional associations and organisations
Founded in 1962, ABIMO (Brazilian Association of Industries of Medical, Dental, Hospital and Laboratory Equipment) offers support to the health production chain.
Through boards and work groups, the entity is responsible for all technical, operational and associative aspects of the segment. After all, a united industry gains more representativeness, becoming stronger and more competitive.
Today, the association represents more than 330 companies nationally and internationally, and the companies associated with ABIMO are responsible for about 90% of sales in the Brazilian industry.
The Sector Project (PS) implemented by ABIMO (Brazilian Medical Devices Manufacturers Association) in partnership with Apex-Brazil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), is named Brazilian Health Devices and its mission is to encourage the exports of items and equipment of the health industry. Brazilian Health Devices is the brand that brings together the sector's export industries and represents them internationally.
To achieve the objective of promoting exports in the sector and represent it internationally, PS Brazilian Health Devices has several programs promoting from courses and workshops that assist domestic manufacturers in adapting the structure and performance of products in different markets to participation in international events, thus revealing Brazilian production and brands to the world.
Begun in 2002, the PS Brazilian Health Devices today gathers more than 165 exporting firms, which correspond to 46% of ABIMOs members. In 13 years of operations, it has effectively contributed to the increase of over 260% in foreign sales of the sector. Moreover, it collaborated to form the current scenario, in which about 80% of exporters have set up appropriate structures dedicated to international customers, providing employment to 931 people, with 93% allocated in Brazil and 7% abroad.