RotoMetrics Expands Investment in Asia
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—RotoMetrics® (www.rotometrics.com), a leading rotary die manufacturer, is expanding its investment in Asia with plans to add a manufacturing facility to complete its full-service location in Bangkok, Thailand. Michael Bryant, RotoMetrics’ president and CEO, states, “We are firmly in expansion mode. Investing in this state-of-the-art facility will ensure that we can provide the region’s highest level of manufacturing quality and customer service to the growing markets in South East Asia, China, and India. It will be modeled after the RotoMetrics facilities in other parts of the world, including implementation of a rigorous lean manufacturing program to maximize efficiency and quality.”
RotoMetrics SE Asia opened in Thailand in March 2009 with sales and repair support. Now, the addition of a manufacturing capacity means Bangkok will become RotoMetrics’ fifth full-service facility, spanning four continents—Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. “As a global leader, we realize the importance of being close to our customers and having the ability to locate manufacturing and service centers based on their geographic or logistic requirements,” says Karen Moreland, VP of international operations.
The initiative to implement manufacturing at RotoMetrics SE Asia is already underway and production is expected to begin later this year. Shaun Pullen, regional sales director in Bangkok, adds, “Our facility is ideally located because of its proximity to the new Bangkok Airport and regional logistics hub. We’re excited about the opportunity to take our support to the next level for customers in this thriving region.”