October 1, 2019
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
“If not for Enterprise Florida’s international programs, we might have gone bankrupt a few years ago. The medical device market fluctuates greatly so it is essential that we export to the international market and Enterprise Florida helped us to do that.” - Eric Gjerde, President Airon Corporation
Airon Corporation of Melbourne designs and manufactures respiratory ventilation for adult, pediatric and neonatal life support as well as CPAP devices used in emergency transport. Airon’s revolutionary devices use pneumatic pressure instead of electricity or batteries so the technology is ideal for emergency situations. Because of the volatility of the medical device market, Airon needed to find a way to expand their sales to new markets.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) provided Airon with target sector trade grants that reduced the cost of attending international medical trade shows such as Arab Health and Medica. EFI also worked with Airon on export consultations and identifying new opportunities. Since working with EFI, Airon has entered into several new markets
Without the additional income from increased international sales, Airon’s future would have been in jeopardy. As a result of participating in the 2013-2014 medical trade shows with EFI, Airon estimates that export sales will triple to more than $4 million. The company has also received significant industry recognition and recently won Frost & Sullivan’s “2014 New Product Innovation Awards” for its Mini Ventilator