This is the most recent title of an interview given by Fapomed chief executive officer, Miguel Lopes da Cunha to Dinheiro Vivo.
In interview to the suplement, the president of Fapomed, Miguel Lopes da Cunha, starts to contextualize the evolution and growth that the company had, evolving from a traditional textile company, to a surgical gown manufacturer, this in the mid 80’s.
Explaining the “revolutionary” concept wich was the use of non woven fabrics (TNT) “as being the best surgical protection…” the interview continues with the geographic and economis contextualization of the company.
Exporting 80% of its turnover, with factories in Portugal and Ukraine, and laboring exclusively in the area of health, Fapomed is present in 3 main markets: besides the Iberian market, the company works on central Europe and also on the British market.
It have in France and mainly in Germany its own “central market”, supporting this one a weight of 40% of sales”, being followed by Portugal and Spain. Besides this nations, the CEO equally considers important another group of countries, such as “North Africa, neighbouring countries of europe, and also Chile and Republic of Macedonia”.
Holder of own brands, representing “15% of sales – usually outside Europe”, in order to “not compete with our distributors”, Fapomed, through its president, further mentions that they have a intermediate group of surgical kits manufacturers for whom they develop “speciality products”.
When the subject is the future, but always with an eye in the present, Miguel Lopes Da Cunha points out an objective “reach a turnover of 19 million euros for 2020”, remembering in any case that this year Fapomed presents “an interesting growth in the home of double digits. “
Ends his interview making an allusion to the partnership of 30 years with “Caixa geral de Depósitos”, referring it as “if not the first, one of the first financial partners who worked with us,” and with whom still holds today a “close” relationship.