Doing Business in Brazil
Doing Business in Brazil

Elasto Proxy is traveling to São Paulo, Brazil as part of a trade mission from Elastomer Valley, a group of Québec-based companies who have joined forces in pursuit of economic development opportunities. Doug and Donna Sharpe, the co-founders and co-owners of Elasto Proxy, will embark upon a six-day journey that includes both a group program and one-one-one meetings with Brazilian companies. For Elasto Proxy, the trade mission provides a chance to meet with a potential customer who specializes in agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and mass transit – industries that Elasto Proxy has served for many years.

Headquartered in Boisbriand, Québec, Elasto Proxy Inc. was founded in 1989 and has offices in Ontario, the United States, and China. “For Elasto Proxy,” blogs President of International Sales Clyde Sharpe, “meeting the needs of international markets is an important part of our long-term growth strategy”. According to the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Québec exports to Brazil grew by over 75% between 2009 and 2010. As the year 2012 draws to a close, Brazil continues to figure prominently in the future of Canadian manufacturers like Elasto Proxy. In earning an SME Passport last summer, the Boisbriand-based custom-fabricator of rubber and plastic components chose Brazil as a focus of its international marketing efforts.

Elastomer Valley Companies

Elasto Proxy is just one of six Elastomer Valley companies who are traveling to Brazil on a trade mission that’s focused on vehicle parts and plastics. After arriving in South America, participants will learn about the cultural aspects of Brazil from the Québec Government Office in Sao Paulo, which is also scheduling business meetings. Group presentations from experts such as international lawyers and customs brokers will complement these individual engagements. Some Québec -based companies will meet with existing partners to deep their relationship, while others will meet potential Brazilian partners for the first time.

Elasto Proxy thanks Export Québec for arranging this important mission, and looks forward to returning to Brazil next spring as part of the SME Passport program.