Amann Girrbach announces Amann Girrbach Brazil

May 1, 2013

International dental company Amann Girrbach has announced an expansion of its operations in Brazil through a majority shareholding in its longstanding distribution partner Caltini, which has become Amann Girrbach Brazil.

International dental company Amann Girrbach has announced an expansion of its operations in Brazil through a majority shareholding in its longstanding distribution partner Caltini, which has become Amann Girrbach Brazil.

In the future, Amann Girrbach Brazil will be responsible for all the distribution and marketing in Brazil. “With a strong team in place we can really push forward with growth,” explains Marco Ratz, Amann Girrbach’s CEO.

Brazil is, quantitatively speaking, the largest implant market in the world, in the field of CAD/CAM in particular. Amann Girrbach has its headquarters in Koblach, Austria, with branches in Germany, the U.S. and Singapore.

With Caltini, a prestigious trader in the Brazilian dental market, Amann Girrbach is seeking an optimal basis for successful integration into the entire company. “A team of 22 people, under the leadership of the present owner and a second general manager, will be responsible for all distribution and all the marketing in Brazil”, Ratz says.

The Amann Girrbach Brazil headquarters are located in the south of Brazil, in Curitiba, which has a population of 1.7 million. According to Ratz, “Amann Girrbach Brazil, located one hour by air from Sao Paulo, is an excellent point for the strategic cultivation of the large Brazilian dental market”.  

Image(left to right): Henrique Mendes (Caltini, now AG Brasil), Georg Eickhoff (Head of Finance AG), Jeferson Calgaro (CEO Caltini, now AG Brasil), Marco Ratz (CEO AG), Reinhard Pfefferkorn (New Business Development AG).