About Us


Operating at the same location since 1995, our company has been renewing itself each year, adjusting its operations and its staff according to the market and our clients needs. The first sub-sea christmas-tree built in Brazil to Petrobras has parts and components shipped directly by the company back in the late 90’s, and we continued to supply to companies that make equipment with application in the exploration and production of oil and gas in Brazil, as well as in Europe and Asia.

We take pride in having helped many Brazilian companies to open and operate their American subsidiaries, supporting their local customers, effectively engaging in supply chain processes and performing essential administrative tasks.

We have been successfully helping American companies to identify and select Brazilian companies as potential representatives, distributors or partners.


Our commitment is to the excellence your company expects, from swiftly carrying out simple daily clerical tasks to responsibly representing and attentively protecting your company’s interests in the U.S.

When accepting a customer engagement, we pledge hard work, attention to detail and creative consultation. We keep our costumers abreast of developments as they occur - and we make sure developments do occur. We work together with our customers from day one to guarantee that the project bears the best results within the agreed timeframe combined with the lowest possible cost. Our performance is characterized by hands-on approach to obtaining results with efficacy, focused in reaching goals mutually agreed with our customers.

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What We Do

  • We can assist you to open and fully operate your company in the United States while you retain full ownership including sole control over bank transactions. We serve as your administrative staff to perform invoicing; accounts payable; payroll; bookkeeping; local, state and federal tax planning; inventory control; shipping; survey and customs clearance; in-bond storage; inland transportation; trading finance operations and banking.
  • Contract Procurement – becoming an extension of your Purchasing Department in the U.S., we can partner with your company to procure the parts and equipment for your project in Brazil, which will provide you with transparency and the highest level of quality and services, combined with the lowest cost and shortest delivery available.
  • Purchasing Engineering - services focused in searching and selecting new suppliers targeting the increase of your margins and reduction of your risks.
  • We can represent your company to sell in the U.S. market. A typical project to introduce a new product line consists of customized multi-stage performance contract that includes feasibility study, business plan committed to sales volumes, targets and term.
  • Special support services provided on demand such as corporate legal services, tax planning advising, timely door-to-door logistic services.
  • Other support services include packaging and creating pre-shipping and unloading inspections, complete information regarding tariff and non-tariff barriers.
  • In Brazil, we can assist you in selecting and introducing you to the highest level of decision makers of companies to partner with. We can closely and safely advise you in your project, whether you’re looking for a sales rep, a local distributor or a company with a strong compliance program in place, sound financials and a innate vision to strive in times of changes and opportunities, one that you could trust to buy, associate with or invest in.


Our commitment is to the excellence your company expects.

Cid Silveira


Having graduated in 1979 from IMT- Escola de Engenharia Maua in Brazil with a Bachelor I n Science Degree in Engineering and with Specialization courses in Foreign Commerce, Mr. Silveira has been Developing his projects in the United States since 1990. Mr. Silveira commenced his activities in Houston as General Manager of Confab Industrial Corporation, obtaining Great success in the management and the expansion of the business in the United States and worldwide. Since 1995 he established himself as a business owner with focus on the development of the oil and gas sector. His entrepreneurship and his extensive experience in this sector guarantee today the success of ATEX activities, of which he is the CEO. He was also one of the pioneers in the Houston business community to foster and support the creation of BRATECC Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce participating in the Founding Board of Directors and still today being part of the Chamber’s Board.

Ines Selestrim, LL.M.


Graduating from Law School at Faculdade de Direito de São Bernardo do Campo with specialization in International Law and Master Degree from University of São Paulo-SP, Ines Selestrim has been working for over twenty years in the academic career as professor to graduate and pos-graduate students in International Relations, Law and Foreign Commerce. She has several publications of papers and books as co-author within her realm of studies and expertise. She has been also working in commercial mission and as a speaker with Chambers of Commerce and also working in several projects in Latin America, Europe and United States. Since 2003 with ATEX, and presently as President.