July 2, 2020
Friday, March 14, 2014
“We are a very big proponent of Enterprise Florida and the services they offer. EFI’s trade show grants have allowed us to attend shows that we wouldn’t have gone to otherwise. The shows have been fantastic and resulted in more exports and ultimately more jobs.” -Luis Arguello, Jr., Vice President DemeTECH® Corporation
DemeTECH® of Miami is an emerging leader in customized surgical sutures and suture kits. DemeTECH® produces more than 20,000 suture kits, allowing their products to be fully customizable for surgeons looking for a specific length of thread or needle type. Since 95 percent of DemeTECH®’s sales come from the international market, it was essential that they increase the marketing of their products all over the world.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) provided multiple export counseling sessions as well as a Gold Key marketing plan to assist DemeTECH® with expanding into new countries. EFI also provided target sector trade grant funding to offset the costs of participating in international tradeshows Arab Health, MEDICA (Germany) and Singapore Health, as well as trade missions to Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
DemeTECH® has reported a 30 percent increase in sales each year and exports their products to 105 countries. Attending EFI-hosted trade shows has allowed them to market their products to new international audiences and generate direct sales orders of more than $600,000. DemeTECH® has also expanded into several new markets including the Dominican Republic and other parts of Central America.