GEW Expands Operation In Asia with India Hub
REDHILL, UK—UV curing systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has announced plans to establish a sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai, India. The facility is intended to service the Indian sub-continent and the Southeast Asia markets.
Commenting on the decision, Malcolm Rae, Managing Director, explains: "With the expected increase in demand for UV curing systems in SE Asia we need to be in a position to supply demand on a competitive basis. We do not intend to diminish our operation here in the UK as it is intended to continue serving our important European and American activities. Major factors in our decision include the ready availability of manufacturing materials and highly educated individuals in India, all of whom are fully fluent in English and other Asian languages".
"Our current facility in Redhill is operating at full capacity" continues Rae. "Two years ago we visited India and saw strong potential there. A number of visits to other countries in Asia reinforced our belief and we decided to make India the hub. We have already brought on board sales and service personnel who will shortly begin training at Redhill. Phase one, early in 2006, will see our sales, service and parts procurement office up and running in India and phase two will be the start-up of our manufacturing and assembly operations around twelve months later. At that time we will be a totally integrated operation and we will establish sales and support personnel in all the major Asian markets. We will also establish staff and UV systems manufacturing in India for the sheet fed printing industry world-wide. Up to now we have been primarily focused on the web fed graphic arts markets where we have seen year on year growth and the sheet fed market will enable us to further expand our operations".