Known as per their diversity, quality and creative design, Brazilian plastic housewares will be presented for the 11th consecutive year at the the Think Plastic Brazil Program booth at the Home & Housewares Show, in Chicago. Thirty six Brazilian companies will showcase their wide portfolio of tableware, kitchenware, bathware, organizers, office & stationery products and much more at McCormick Place, booth N7965, from March 18th to 21th.
Last year, with 38 companies, the Brazilian Pavillion generated more than 600 qualified contacts with international buyers, USD 1,9 million in business deals on site and over USD 10,6 million in estimated deals for the following 12 months.
The relevant number of Brazilian exhibitors in the event reflects a consistent export program carried out by Think Plastic Brazil, which prepares and encourages plastic producers to venture into exports, presenting to international buyers the Brazilian industry’s competitive differentials. We help Brazilian companies identify business opportunities in the international market, offering quality products at competitive prices”, says Gilberto Agrello, Market Development Specialist at the Think Plastic Brazil program.
In the past thirteen years, Brazilian plastic producers have developed business with the major consumer markets in the world, such as the United States, Europe, Latin America and Africa.
The program is sponsored by the Brazilian Agency for Export Promotion and Investment (APEX-Brazil) – a Federal Government agency – and by the petrochemical industry, under the coordination of the Brazilian Plastic Institute (INP).
Get to know the thirty six Brazilian companies that will showcase their products at Think Plastic Brazil’s booth:
Acrimet, a 45 years company, develops and produces a full line of organizational products, for home and office, with an exciting variety of vibrant colors and styles. The products combine design, high quality and will organize while decorating. Acrimet currently exports to over 30 countries, with a distribution center in the USA.
Arthi is one of the leading companies in the Brazilian houseware market that makes products for kitchen, bathroom and organizations and is therefore part of life of millions of Brazilians. Arthi counts on a modern and cutting-edge technology plant. With more than 500 items that are distributed in Brazil and abroad, Arthi has been consolidating its name in the market for over 29 years. Arthi seeks to meet its consumer needs by giving priority to quality, design and functionality of its products through ongoing investments in technology and professional qualification. This environmental awareness makes Arthi prioritize and maintain a continuous effluent treatment station.
Founded in 1945, Industria Bandeirante produces plastic Housewares made of PET Raw Material. Bandeirante’s products offer resistance, durability, versatility and beauty. The company currently exports to the United States, Central America, Argentina and the European Union.
Cisper & CIV
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) has been founded in 1903 with the name Owens Bottle Machine Company, it is the biggest glass container manufacturer of the world and main partner for the leaders brands from the foods and beverages markets. Headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I has 80 factories distributed on 23 countries. Besides offering high quality and sustainable glass packaging for the global market, O-I also is an important manufacturer in the domestic utilities segment with factories in Brazil and Colombia. Currently O-I has exports for almost 20 different countries.
O-I in Brazil has two trademarks CISPER and CiV:
CISPER is recognized for doing different and invests in the design of its products, follows consolidating its operations in the housewares market with innovators products, with high quality and differentiated design products. It was the pioneer in the country in manufacturing processes like Hartford (Fine and Light Products), Stemware e Clear Finish (Cups fine with sophisticate design) besides Colorant Feeder process.
CIV, for over 50 years comes operating in the Brazilian market, has brought to O-I portfolio the flexibility for attending all of customers and consumers in a democratic and accessible concept.
Condor is currently one of the largest manufacturers of Brooms and Brushes in Latin America. It was founded in Brazil, in1929 and currently has 5 product categories, more than 1,200 employees, an industrial area with more than 570 thousand square feet of buildings and a distribution network in over 30 countries.
The company constantly invests in technological progress, improving its processes and in the consistent quality of the products.
Brooms, Mops, Floor Squeegees, Brushes and Cleaning Accessories make up Condor´s Cleaning Line, which differs in the points of sale for its modernity and design functionality.
Crippa, a solid company in the market for 60 years, focuses on the development and innovation of a wide variety of mold-injected products, including home utensils.
Crippa´s industrial complex is over 15,000 sqft, fully equipped with high-end, automated injectors and finishing equipment that produces over 1 million units per year.
Future stands out since 1985 in the Brazilian market of houseware, creating and developing products in Chromed Steel, Stainless Steel and Plastic. Located in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, the company operates in modern facilities investing heavily in new solutions for modern living. Their more than 500 items are divided into different lines, among which we highlight: Kitchen, Organization and Bathroom.
Besides the design, ruggedness and flawless finish, the advantages for those who purchase a Future product do not stop there. Future also applies in its products the RUST FREE Technology, a similar process used in automobilist industry to increase durability of chromed parts. Besides the four metal coatings already applied, the parts receive an extra coating on the plated surface, which results in five times higher strength against rust, and ensures much durable brightness.
The company’s current production capacity is around 90 tons/month or 200.000 pieces. Future currently has over 90 employees and it is constantly concerned about the qualification of its staff, offering all features and benefits needed for a satisfactory performance.
The company is making efforts to develop international market, looking after increasing partners around Americas and Europe as presented in the main outlet.
Founded more than 70 years ago, InBetta is composed by six large companies which produce more than 4.500 different products, totalizing around 50,000,000 units per month, marketed throughout Brazil and exported to 50 countries.
Currently InBetta Companies have more than 2700 employees and a modern industrial structure with more than 100.000m².
Itacorda has been in the market since 1988 and has always given priority to the quality and innovation of its products. It is constantly investing in new and modern equipment that allows for diversification of its line of production. Today, the Eco-friendly rope it is active in various sectors: fishing, agriculture, transport and civil construction in stores like home center, with a productivity based on the satisfaction of its customers.
The headquarters are located in Penha (South of Brazil) and Asuncion(Paraguay), and is currently exporting to Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia and Uruguay, becoming a reference for the technology and quality of the raw material used in Eco-friendlyrope
With over 38 years of experience in the plastic market, the company has innovative products that offers three lines : Housewares, with more than 300 products, including the brand Jade of premium housewares products; Industrial Packaging (i.e.buckets for chemical products) and Taylor Made Projects (i.e.: food containers and lids). The company is also ISO 9001:2008 certified, works under GMP and HACCP manufacturing procedures and has the best molds injection equipment and manufacturing processes available in the international market. Some of its most important clients are: Nestlé, Avon, Danone, Mondelez and Henkel.
Kos Acrylics is a part of a group with over 49 years in the market.
Kos produces a complete line of acrylic high quality products divided into 5 categories: tableware, kitchenware, hotel and restaurant services, giftware, promotional market.
With attractive and fashioned designs and colors the products made by Kos are indicated for both indoor and outdoor uses (ei. at home, hotels, bars, parties, swimming pool and beach services etc). Main products: different sizes of drinking glasses, cups, mugs, bowls, plates, pots, buckets (coolers), trays, jars, drink´s shaker and mixers etc.
The Brazilian cleaning market grows every year as it is related to the quality of life. On the frontline of this important market is LIMPPANO, a company that has been in the market for ver 54 years and has made excellence and innovation its main competitive distinction.
The company operates all over Brazil, LAC and the Caribbean, with more than 3,7 sqf million of inside space and around 450 employees; it operates 11 business units with the brand LIMPPANO, in addition to private label for various clients.
Aiming to expand its business, it has directed its investment strategy to market segments that have synergy with its commercial activities, extending the presence into the segments of Synthetic Sponges, Steel Wool, Multiuse Cloths, in addition to widening its operations all over Brazil.
LIMPPANO operates within rigid quality standards, and it has a traceability program that monitors all the stages of production, transport, and distribution. The company is always investing in the expansion of its manufacturing area and improving the automation of its processes, strengthening its position as one of the biggest Brazilian players in the cleaning industry.
Lolly Baby is a Brazilian company specialized in designing and manufacturing of infant products such as baby pacifiers, bottles, nipples, accessories, baby toys, tableware, baby safety and breastfeeding products. Since 1.990 it has been its mission to provide baby products with high quality and affordable prices, always committed to enhance child experience in his early years. It is the third company in sales in Brazil and the brand that has grown more in the last ten years.
Lolly is certified ISO9001:2008 by SGS and UKAS and meets all international safety standards. It has exported to Denmark and Paraguay and currently searches for strong partnerships to expand its brand worldwide.
Marbel Plastics began its activities in 2004 São Paulo, close to the most important highways that contributes to the fast flow of the production.Concerned about quality and utility , Marbel has a diverse product line with more than 200 itens from various segments as table and kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies, organizers and even toys.
Reinforcing the company’s concern about good use of the environment and the preservation of it , its employees are always trained and instructed to reuse the remains of productive processes . The company has been growing steadily for believing and investing always in your greatest motto, “Always with You”, maintaining close ties and solid relationship with customers and suppliers not only from Brazil but with others countries such as China , Paraguay and Bolivia .
Metaltru is a company specialized in saving organization products named “Space Savers”. The company produces more than 690 products, most of them with its own design, which are exported to 25 countries.
In 2017 Metalthru is completing 30 years and to celebrate this important date, it will launch a new finish “Eco metalic” an ecologically correct alternative, for the finishes based on nickel and chrome.
Martiplast was founded in 1993 and it is located at Caxias do Sul (RS) – Southern of Brazil The history of the company started in a small basement with a little bit more than 40m².After several years of developing, its turned into a 20.000m² headquarter having around 12.000 products being displayed in its showroom. In 2007, the brand <OU> was released as a reference in plastic houseware with design and quality lauching new products every 6 months.
The company is present in more than 5 thousand retail stores throughout Brazil with around 75 Sales Representatives all over the territory, audited by Bureau Veritas in compliance with the standards and certifications.
The company exports to more than 20 countries from South, Central, North America, Africa and Middle East being reference on tableware, bathroom, kitchen accessories and storage solutions.
MGR is a manufacturer of gifts, utilities and accessories, for personal and general use. The company has more than 20 years in the market, it always presents innovations in design and technology. With 3 manufacturing plants, it produces 1.5 million units per month. Currently it exports to 5 countries in the world.
Mondial is a company that offers a complete product line with an emphasis on modern design, quality and suitable price..
It started producing and selling of home appliances in Brazil at year of 1999 with fans, blenders and juicers. Today Mondial is present in all Europe, Africa and Latin America’s market with high quality products.
All Mondial products are developed to have 5 years life at customer’s house.
Founded 54 years ago, MOR has a structure that sums up to 157,000 square meters of built area, distributed among three units in Santa Cruz do Sul/RS and a branch in São Paulo/SP. The high experience and investment on the production line please both national and international customers, which results on exports to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Australia, the United States and many other countries which already know and require MOR’s standard of quality.
The products manufactured by the company have advantages when it comes to resistanceand durability, as the best quality raw materials are always demanded. With over 1,500 items, the products’ colors and unique designs unite style and practicality, offering innovative and high-quality items to meet all of the customers’ needs.
Mundial SA, a 100% Brazilian company established in 1896, active in the manufacturing and distribution of Fashion Fasteners for the Garment industry, Personal Care Items, Industrial and Personal Scissors, Housewares Utensils such as cutlery, china, glass and decoration items, Mundial currently sells its diverse line of products to more than 40 countries worldwide, with presence on five continents. With three plants and two offices in Brazil, subsidiaries in Argentina, Honk Kong (China) and United States of America, the professional Mundial team consists of over 2500 employees.
The US subsidiary, Mundial Inc., is currently among the leading North American brands of cutlery and kitchen accessories sold to the restaurant and institutional markets. It’s also an extremely well positioned brand in the retail and industrial scissors and shears category. Under the brand “Hercules”, Mundial Inc., is proud to offering a new line of quality products to Housewares market, backed proudly by the Mundial name.
Since 1957 in the market of lightweight childcare, making pacifiers, baby bottles, among other items, Neopan is a brand that offers its customers modern, practical and safe options. It has a factory located in São Paulo, is present in more than 6000 point of sales spread all over Brazil and also exports to Uruguay, Paraguay and Cuba.
Pabovi produces hoses for the House and Garden segment and numerous other professional applications like agriculture, industry and building construction. The company dominates the different manufacturing technologies needed to produce high quality products.
Pabovi started in 1986 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The company has one factory together with its distribution center and investments are made every year to keep the company in pace with market trends, consumer needs and volume increase.
Pabovi sells to 5.000 customers in Brazil and exports to most South and Central American countries and Africa.
Plasnew Utildades Domésticas began its production in March 1996, in a small town near São Paulo. Nowadays, the company has 30 injection machines, 250 employees and transforms 900 tons per month.
Its products list has around 350 items, among them housewares articles, plastic furniture, organizers and garden products.
Plasutil has started its activities in 1986 and became the main plastic house utilities company in Brazil.
This strong leadership consolidated due to the continuous process of development of products, supported by a high technology manufacturing process and a motivated team of employees.
With innovative products, Plasutil has the largest line of products in the market with decoration through the In Mold injection process where the prints are applied permanently on the product, with high resolution and quality. Its products are spread over 42 countries around the world.
Located in the South Brazil, founded in 1977, Plasvale is one of the major manufacturers of housewares plastics in Brazil, particularly items for the kitchen, cleaning and organization.
The company is known for its excellent quality, avant-garde fashion as well as for its in-mold label technology that allows it to produce irresistible decorated products.
Counting with 500 employees, it produces an average of 450 tons per month and currently exports to more than 25 countries.
PRESSCA is an innovative extraction system for coffee brewing.
It is a portable coffee maker, designed and manufactured in Brazil.
A practical coffee-to-go maker, with an exclusive infusion and extraction system that allows one to enjoy the real flavor of the chosen coffee, and a diversity of flavors.
Furthermore, its innovative method without using paper filter allows the extraction of all coffee properties.
PRESSCA was launched in 2016 and belongs to Naxos, a company that has been on the market for 60 years. Its production plant is located in the South of Brazil.
Currently the company exports to seven different countries in South America, Central America and North America.
Sao Bernardo was founded in 1959, and employs over 150 people in its two facilities located in the State of Sao Paulo. Its portfolio includes around 200 household utensils, such os tool boxes, shelves, set of drawers and food containers that are sold all over Brazil and are also exported to more than 20 countries. The company has an on going policy of investments in up-to-date machinery and in the development of new products folowing international latest trends.
Schanke was founded in 1948 transforming textile waste raw material for quilts factories, upholstery and also towels for industrial cleaning. Today, after more than 60 years of investments in research and improvement, the company has two factory plants, both in the state of Santa Catarinam, South of Brazil. It produces 99% of everything that sells and operates in 100% of the national territory and 43 countries mainly in America. It is leader in the cleaning cloth market in Brazil with nonwoven fabric technology. It developed in 2016 the manufacture of 100% recycled doormats and walking rugs reusing waste car wheels and plastic soda bottles.
Simonaggio is a family company which started in 1973 in Garibaldi, in the south of Brazil. The head office is still located in this city and there is another plant in Imigrante, a nearby city. The company operates in 15.000 square meters distributed in 4 pavilions. It has a large quantity of raw materials in stock, which guarantees fast suply, even to big orders. Nowadays, it has around 350 employees who work in two shifts.
According to a national study, Simonaggio is the second cutlery brand in Brazil. Its monthly production capability is: 12.000.000 cutlery; 50.000 thermic plates; 40.000 thermic bottles; 130.000 plastic utensils; 350.000 bowls; 100.000 skewers; 5.000 tea pots; 200.000 tea pumbs.cThe company is also concerned about the environment: the raw material used in the production process is always virgin and the plants have water treatment and waste control. The company is constantly audited, and has always had positive reports. The company exports around 25% of its final products, mainly to Latin America, African and European countries.
TERMOLAR has been offering thermal conservation solutions to the Market for 57 years. The company produces 8 million products annually which can be used in different setting: work, home and leisure. With its headquarters in a 65,000-m²-area located in Porto Alegre (Southern Brazil), 200 Km away from the important Port of Rio Grande, Termolar has a constant focus on QUALITY, DESIGN and INNOVATION.
Termolar is a brand leader in Brazil and exports to over 20 countries with a very good position in the Latin American market, supplying the local stores and important retail chains directly or through Termolar’s local distributors. Nowadays, the export volume represents about 10% of the company total production.
UZ Utilidades belongs to Grupo K1, the largest furniture group in Latin America. Founded in 1996, located in Tupandi, RS, Brazil. UZ manufactures housewares products as bowls, pitchers, food container, ice bucket, organizer box, with different design and excellent quality in polypropylene and polystyrene material.
UZ’s headquarters has a manufacturing plant with 25 thousand square meters and has a productive capacity of 45 million dollars per year. It has been exporting since the year 2001 to more than 35 countries.
The beauty of nature, its textures and architectural details has been the inspirational source while creating the Vasart® collections.
Vasart® is a 100% Brazilian Brand, produced for more than 10 years. The Factory is located at São Paulo – Brazil in a 130.000 square feet area.
Vasart planters are made out of Polyresin by Rotational molding process in more than 20 different colors, several finishes and sizes. Inspired by Italian terracotta planters and following the last trends of the international market, it also produce light pots and planters with the appearance of clay and cement models.
The raw material is non-toxic, UV protected and 100% recyclable. The Planters do not chip or crack when exposed to the most diverse weather conditions. Each Vasart product is hand-made, sustainable and offers superior quality and stylish design for all kind of ambience.
Founded in 1979 initiated its activities in branch of gifts and promotional toys for major brands.
Nowadays uit has a wide portfolio with more than 200 registered items, divided in the categories at school, office and utilities.
Waleu is not only concerned about quality and design, it alsos focuses in safety, thus ensuring that the consumer can buy a quality product and maximum security.
Yuze is a Brazilian start-up founded in 2013, with a core mission to create, develop and produce innovative kitchenware products with a strong design appeal. Most Yuze products have intellectual property of its own and systems created, such as the suction cup system (patent pending), that are applied in some products. In its product mix, yuze has 7 products with color variation and new products to be launched in 2017.
Yuze have a production capacity of 10,000 unit/month of its knife sharpener and 2,000 units/month of the others products. Currently, yuze have over 700 retailers in Brazil, it is entering in key major retailer chains of its segment and is already exporting to Spain and Switzerland (OEM manufacture).
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