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Entrerriano Federico Crippa (right) devised a new rehabilitation machine for high-performance athletes used today by sports powers.
It is a machine to rehabilitate players from football and sportsmen who today use almost all the top teams. Also national teams, and is marketed in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Italy, Russia and Spain.
“ The Ivolution company was born about eight years ago, a kinesiologist told us about new rehabilitation machines,” said Federico Crippa. He added that they searched for a workshop in Sunchales and manufactured a prototype, later presented at a congress in Buenos Aires. It was something very novel and rarely seen. The rehabilitation machine of the Entrerriano took shape.
From then on they began to produce the product to demand with its partner Conrado Avaro. The partner was already in the rehabilitation and training, but as an importer. They manufacture equipment inertial values in which resistance is variable and instantaneous in each repetition and is proportional to the developed strength. This allows a more natural and dynamic recovery.
Crippa thought of something else: a software for the machine rehabilitation. This connects to the equipment to measure strength and speed of movements, allowing you to track the patient against his history.
“ We started to grow and become known, we made a SRL and we started traveling to exhibitions”, says Crippa. So he tore off the first distributor in Miami and then joined Colombia and sellers in Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Italy, Russia and Spain.
At the World Cup in Brazil, the teams of Colombia and Peru had their rehabilitation machines. For the World Cup Russia they made special machines for Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and got the Russian distributor. “It wasn't an exchange, teachers and kinesiologists see teams as a necessity and told us they needed them,” he said.
In this way, they went from selling 214 rehabilitation in 2017 to 318 in 2018, approximately $40,000 each. Angle more than $12 million in turnover, to which would be added another $2 million for selling software on each rehabilitation machine.
“ Foreign trade did not help us gain more, but it did generate volume, now we are lowering the price to distributors to strengthen them,” he explained. In addition, the inventor of the rehab machine said they plan to launch two new machines. They would improve product endings to be more competitive abroad.
Publication Date: 16/01/2020