Havana seeks investment partners in medical equipment sector

havana-live-medical equipmentHAVANA, Oct. 24  Cuba is seeking to encourage foreign investment and joint ventures in the manufacture of medical equipment, Lazaro Diaz, director of state-owned Industria Cubana de Equipos Medicos, or Icem, told reporters.

Companies from a number of countries, including Italy and Russia, are starting to see the potential for this business in the Caribbean country “not just at the level of investment, but also with the possible establishment of joint ventures,” he said.

The official said that Icem will have a presence at the Havana Trade Fair, the island’s main commercial event.

Diaz told EFE that the company will seek to promote investment opportunities among its lines of medical and hospital equipment, kitchen fixtures and equipment for stores and exhibitors.

“The company has more than 30 years of experience, and we offer versatility, competitiveness and reliability for investments in lines such as furniture, lighting, medical equipment, project services and production staging,” he said.

Icem also provides vertical screens for doors and windows, metal structures for hanging ceilings and light panels and solutions for solar and environmental protection, for clients in Cuba and the Americas.

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