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XV Edition of the International Processing and Packaging Exhibition for the Food, Pharma and Cosmetic Industry

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Brazil Machinery Solutions hopes to achieve business for more than 10 million dollars i

Until the 22nd of November, 20 Brazilian companies of the machines and equipment sector for the plastic and packaging industry, will be present at the Andina Pack 2019, one of the largest fairs in Latin America for that sector.

The fair has established itself as one of the most important for Brazil machinery solutions, the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brazil) and the Brazilian Association of the Machinery and Equipment industry (ABIMAQ).

During the last version of Andina Pack, Brazilian companies reached more than 11.8 million dollars in sales, which shows the importance of the fair for this sector. The contacts were made mainly with Latin American countries, such as Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

“Andina Pack is one of the most important and traditional events for the equipment machinery industry in Brazil, which has always offered interesting opportunities for Brazilian companies.  We see in Colombia a significant representation of the Latin American market, which is one of the main objectives of our industry”, said Patricia Gomes, executive director of ABIMAQ External Market and BMS Manager.

For this year, Andina Pack includes companies from the Sectoral Chambers of Machines and Accessories for the Plastic Industry and Machines and Equipment for Recording, Printing, Termination and Conversion, CSMAIP and CSMEG.

These sectors mobilized more than US $ 95.5 million in 2018 in product exports.  During the fair, the companies supported by the BMS are located between Hall 18 and 23, in stands number 2009 A, 2209 and 2003 A.

"For Brazil, the Colombian market has become one of the most important traders, becoming the 10th destination for exports of machinery and equipment," added the commercial manager of ABIMAQ.  During 2018, sales went up to 274 million dollars in exports of machinery and equipment, the highest result since 2014.

 

So far in 2019, Colombia has sold 209 million dollars.  Road machinery and equipment exports have stood out with purchase orders of USD 33 million, representing 16% of total sector exports, followed by project machines and heavy equipment that with USD 24 million accounted for 11% of exports.