Cobham has officially launched into the Brazilian market by 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, says: “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.
Cobham specialises in meeting the demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defence, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 10,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries.
About Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance
Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance is a world leader in securing, sharing and communicating situational awareness in challenging environments, from urban surroundings to the digital battlefield. It provides specialist communications, security and surveillance products together with integrated systems and solutions to 18 armed forces and more than 140 agencies globally. Markets served include military platform communications, situational awareness, counter-terrorism and intelligence and law enforcement and public safety. Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance also offers broadcast transmitter and receiver solutions for electronic news gathering, portable field monitoring and video-assist applications. Cobham’s award-winning technologies include Audio, Video and IP Transmission, Tagging, Tracking and Locating, Tactical Communications and Integrated Surveillance Systems as well as 24/7 Client Services.