Dräger Medical opens new subsidiary in Argentina
23 October 2006
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dräger Medical S.A. has opened a full-fledged
subsidiary in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously, the manufacturer of
medical technology had only dealer representation in Argentina.
After more than 50 years of market presence in Latin America with
subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico and a regional customer center in
Costa Rica, the company now has its own subsidiary in the second-largest
country in South America.
Dräger Medical employs approximately 200 employees at the now five
locations, which will continue to provide overall sales and service support
to customers in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia,
Venezuela and all the countries in Central America.
Jürgen Heiko Borwieck is the new organization's General Manager. The
33-year-old industrial engineer has been with Dräger Medical for twelve
years, the last four of which he oversaw various regions and countries such
as Portugal and Saudi Arabia.
"The founding of another subsidiary is the next step to expanding market
shares in the treatment of acute-care patients through a professional
presence in South America," said Borwieck. Above all, it will be the
company's system solutions that set it apart from the competition. Dräger
Medical Argentina S.A. will carry the entire product portfolio of
comprehensive CareArea solutions for the acute point of care - from
emergency, perioperative, critical and perinatal care to home care.