Feiplastic: Winder manufacturer eyes U.S. for first facility outside Brazil

ão Paulo—Vemax, a Brazilian supplier of specialty winding technology, is looking to open its first office outside of Brazil in the U.S. later this year, hoping to reinvigorate an export business that formerly constituted 70% of sales. Julio Altemani, Vemax's director, told PlasticsToday at Feiplastic 2013 that one potential location would be Miami since that city has a branch office for the Brazil Machinery Manufacturing Association (ABIMAQ), of which Vemax is a member.

Founded in 1988 with 45 employees and based 90 km outside of São Paulo in Valinhos, Vemax works in a lot of specialty markets, including stretch films, packaging, and labels, according to Altemani.

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