October 21, 2020
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Contact: Sean Helton
Florida company sales increase at MEDICA 2012
Small business sales at world’s largest medical trade show 10% higher than 2011
ORLANDO, FL (January 15, 2013) – Florida companies reported a total of $24,762,300 in export sales at MEDICA, the annual mega tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany that showcases the latest advances in medical products and technology.
Held Nov. 14-17, MEDICA attracted 130,500 visitors from 120 countries and featured more than 5,000 exhibitors, 22 of which promoted their products and services from the Florida Pavilion. Enterprise Florida annually arranges the state’s participation, providing small to medium-size companies – those with fewer than 500 employees – with this opportunity to exhibit in the Florida Pavilion and network with national and international medical companies.
In addition to actual sales, the 48 participating companies expect to net $80,100,000 in sales during the next 24 months. They generated more than 2,300 trade leads as well.
“MEDICA helps us find new distribution in countries where we are not trading. From this year’s show we are excited to add distributors in Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Russia,” said Eric Gjerde, president and CEO of Melbourne-based Airon Corporation, a six-time attendee. His company specializes in developing, manufacturing and distributing safe and effective medical devices designed for critical patient care. “The new Russian distribution partner could increase our sales by $1 million over the next few years.”
Michael Schiffhauer, vice president of field operations and European trade development for Enterprise Florida, emphasizes the state’s continuing success at MEDICA. “Aside from helping smaller companies to export, we are increasing global market share for the Florida medical companies that exhibit at this important trade show,” Schiffhauer explained. “It’s also the perfect venue for bringing greater awareness to Florida as a major life sciences and medical industry cluster location.”
Florida Pavilion Participants:
•Endoscopy Replacement Parts
•US Defib Medical Technologies
•Umbra Medical Products
•SHARN Anesthesia, Inc.
•Zefon International Inc.
•STAT Medical Devices Inc.
•CT Imaging Technology
Palm Beach County
•Apira Science, Inc.
•Scar Heal Inc.
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com) is a partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.