Doing Business in Santa Catarina

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: International Trade and Business in Santa Catarina- Florianopolis - Blumenau (Brazil). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the State of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
  2. The economy and international trade of Santa Catarina.
  3. Business in Florianopolis and Blumenau.
  4. Case Study:
    - WEG.
    - Cia Hering.
    - Sadia.
Sub-subject “Doing Business in Santa Catarina (Brazil)” is studied...
  1. Course Business in South America
  2. Masters of business (e-learning): International Business (MIB), America, and BRICS Countries
  3. Doctorate in Business in America

Languages of study: En or Es Brasil Pt Brasil Fr Bresil

Credits of the sub-subject “Business in Santa Catarina”: 0.5 ECTS

Sample of the Sub-subject: Doing Business in Santa Catarina (Brazil):
Business Santa Catarina

Sub-Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Santa Catarina (Brazil).

  1. The Economy of the state of Santa Catarina is one of the most diversified, dynamic, and steady in Brazil.
  2. Gross national product (USD 46 billion) of Santa Catarina is larger than the sum of the GDP of Bolivia, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
  3. Santa Catarina is the largest poultry exporter and second in pork in Brazil. 14% of the global poultry trade is from Santa Catarina.
  4. Santa Catarina is the biggest manufacturer of apples, onions, oysters, and mussels.
  5. Santa Catarina is the second largest manufacturer of rice, tobacco, chicken, pigs, and honey.
  6. Santa Catarina is also important in dental appliances and equipment.
  7. Producers of automotive parts supply items like motor blocks and heads directly to the biggest car makers in the World.
  8. Santa Catarina is the leader of Latin America in the production of ceramics for wall and floor tiles and porcelain and Santa Catarina is also the largest exporter in Brazil.
  9. The furniture industry is mostly dedicated to international markets. Santa Catarina leads Brazilian exports in this sector.
  10. The lumber industry is a leader in production and export of pine doors and doorposts in Brazil.
  11. Santa Catarina is important in the manufacture of textile and clothing articles.
  12. The largest exporter of kitchen and bath towels, and knit t-shirts in Brazil.

Foreign Trade of Santa Catarina.

  1. Export destinations of Santa Catarina: the United States, Argentina, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, the United Mexican States, Italy, Chile.
  2. Top import partners of Santa Catarina: Argentina, the People's Republic of China, Chile, the United States, Germany, Uruguay, Peru, Italy, Indonesia, Paraguay
  3. The main export products of Santa Catarina: Frozen cuts and edible offal of fowls, motor compressors, food preparations of meat or offal of fowls, frozen gallus, frozen meat of swine, electric motors, multi-phase, tobacco
  4. The main import products of Santa Catarina: Copper refined, single Yarn, polymers of ethylene, polyethylene, textured filament yarn of polyester, malt, electronic integrated circuits, monolithic carboys, bottles, flasks, gloves of vulcanised rubber

There are three maritime ports along the Santa Catarina coast: Itajaí, São Francisco do Sul and Imbituba.

The economy of Florianópolis (capital of Santa Catarina) is based on information technology, tourism, and services. Florianópolis is the Brazilian city with the highest Human Development Index. Newsweek positioned Florianópolis as the “Ten most dynamic cities in the World.”

Blumenau is the biggest textile centre in Brazil and an important hub of software.

Jaraguá do Sul is one of the main Brazilian industrial hubs (40% of the industrial production of Santa Catarina).

WEG. As a biggest electric motor manufacturer in Latin America and one of the largest in the World. In Brazil WEG, has its main manufacturing units in Jaraguá do Sul, the State of Santa Catarina. “WEG II” in South Jaraguá is considered the biggest industrial park in the World.

Brazil Santa Catarina WEG

Cia Hering is the biggest Brazilian apparel franchise. Hering brand is recognised by 90% of Brazilians in all social classes. Cia. Hering, with main offices in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, and manufacturing units in the States of Santa Catarina, Goiás, and Rio Grande do Norte, was created in 1880 and its key activity is the production and marketing of threads, fabrics, and knitwear, textiles and knitwear, and clothing in general. In 2011, 92 stores were opened in Brazil.

Santa Catarina Hering

Sadia is one of the leading producers of chilled and frozen foods in the World. Sadia is the market leader in all segments in which it is present, and it is also the main exporter of meat-based products in Brazil. Headquarters are in Concordia in the state of Santa Catarina. Sadia is also one of the biggest employers in Brazil, with 60,000 direct employees.

Brazil Sadia

Hering

Cia Hering is now the biggest company of clothing in Brazil. However, his guidance, the focus of its business, always in tune with the trends and requisites of the market, is now very different. Adopting a philosophy advanced enterprise, focused on the exploitation of labour and permanent upgrade of its industrial park, Cia.Hering gone through successive stages in the process of growth, the days of arriving today with brands and products of prestige, and a Leadership in its market segment. Working in a segment that is constantly changing, adopted a new position in the market, with the goal of building brands with values decisive to the consumer. In an economy that every day becomes more open and internationalised, the very profile business of the company has changed. Before focusing mainly for the production, the company now employs its greatest energy in the construction and management of three major brands, each targeted to a specific segment of the market.

A company the size of Cia Hering, which has its products in all continents, is based on a marketing strategy geared to serve the world market. Cia Hering has become known for its basic line, but now, the focus of the company is intended at products that offer better understanding of placement with the consumer.

With the requisite for public increasingly targeted, the company started to have an important efficiency in various market niches. Currently; they are produced near 1,000 items, such as jeans, blouses, bermudas, shirts and intimate pieces, with the labels Hering, PUC and dzarm.

MULTIBRAS

Created on May 1994, as a result of the merger and integration of Brastemp, Consul and Semer, companies in the Group Brasmotor, Multibras SA Appliances became the biggest industry in the white line in Latin America. Today, is an affiliated company of Whirlpool corporation, the biggest manufacturer of appliances worldwide, and represents Latin America.

Multibras is the only company that manufactures in Brazil, with the marks Brastemp and Consul, all the products of white: refrigerators, freezers horizontal and vertical, stoves, laundry, ovens, microwaves and debuggers air. With brand Brastemp also offers portable appliances such as coffee and multiprocessor.

The company employs today, 6,000 people in their units in São Paulo, Rio Claro, interior of São Paulo; Joinville, in the state of Santa Catarina; Manaus in the state of Amazonas; La Tablada, in Argentina, and Santiago, in Chile.

To maximise the use of available resources in Brazil and Argentina to Multibras SA Appliances owns the stock control of the Whirlpool Argentina SA, the market leader in white Argentine, with the brands Whirlpool and Eslabon of Luxury. It has. However, the stock control of the Whirlpool Chile. Since 1995, all units are certified according to the international standard ISO 9000, certifying the quality of its products and services. Furthermore, to the Brazilian market, the Multibras meets the markets of seventy countries in five continents.

EMBRACO “A World Leader Brazilian”

Founded in 1971, to meet the industry of Brazilian refrigerators, so dependent on the import of compressors, the EMBRACO began producing in 1974 and that same decade became exporter, conquering markets in Latin America, the United States, and Canada. In the eighty their products already arrived on all continents, thanks to a strong sales and distribution structure, currently able to meet seventy countries. Facing the Globalisation of the economy the company decided to take production bases abroad and soon came to the world Leadership, which today means a market share of 25%.

EMBRACO employs 9,000 people in the World and combines the talent of their professional standing investment in technology, consolidating itself as supplier of excellence. The reliability and efficiency of its products are such that the brand EMBRACO is increasingly the preferred of the largest automakers, the biggest producers of appliances and equipment for commercial refrigeration.

Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina State (FIESC).

Uniting 130 unions, the Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina State represents the strength of Santa Catarina's industrial sector, which has 33,000 companies and 600,000 workers.



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