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31 May 10. EADS Defence & Security (DS) and ODEBRECHT Organization join forces in the fields of defence and security technology. During a signing ceremony in Munich, DS and ODEBRECHT announced the planned formation of a joint venture company based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Dr. Stefan Zoller, CEO EADS Defence & Security, stated: “We are a high tech company driving the development of integrated system solutions for armed forces and civil security worldwide. We are proud of joining forces with one of Brazil’s biggest reputable companies. Our joint venture is proof of our commitment to Brazil. EADS Defence & Security would like to move beyond just providing high technology sales to Brazil by creating a Brazilian Industrial base with the development of a long term partnership including the transfer of technology wherever necessary.”
Mr. Marcelo Odebrecht, CEO ODEBRECHT, stated: “This is an important moment for ODEBRECHT. Our objective is to strengthen our operations in the area of defence and public security, creating a partnership with one of the global leaders from this sector to better serve our clients in Brazil and abroad through an industrial platform established in Brazil with full capacity for the absorption and the development of state-of-the-art technologies”.

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