Cobham establishes subsidiary in Brazil
Cobham has officially launched into the Brazilian market through the opening of a new subsidiary in São Paulo.
Cobham do Brasil Ltda will provide a basis for Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance to develop relationships and a foundation for active engagement with customers and partners in the public and private sectors.
The new office enables Cobham to fulfil its commitment to establishing a formal presence in-country and continue to develop its relationships and partnerships with the nation’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 distributors and customers alike. This supports the Brazilian defence strategy for indigenisation of key technologies in the security and defence market. Cobham’s core communications technology can provide market leading capabilities for both tactical and strategic security infrastructures.
David Ashton, vice president of Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance, said: “The newly established subsidiary will help Cobham commit to significant long-term investment and will reinforce our presence in a nation which has always been one of our key markets. A local office will allow us to meet the increasing need for our products, technologies and after-sale support. Cobham do Brasil will help strengthen our cooperation with Brazilian industries and support the development of strategic partnerships with public and private organisations.”
The continued growth of Brazil’s economy and infrastructure is set to present increased requirements for protection, security and critical communications. Cobham’s technology and expertise in these areas can provide support for the inevitable challenges faced by a rapidly developing nation. The preparation and implementation of large scale events, notably the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, will further drive the need for critical infrastructure protection, law enforcement and public safety.
Cobham has already provided significant technologies into the market and anticipate that the new subsidiary will be the catalyst for further business activities and successful partnerships in Brazil.