Teknek, a manufacturer of contact cleaning equipment, has expanded and reorganized its operations in Asia. The move, says the company, has been driven by demand for Teknek’s equipment in the region.
New offices have been opened in Seoul, South Korea, and in Shanghai, China. These complement the Asian production facility and fulfilment center in Hong Kong. Teknek’s Asia Pacific headquarters moves from Yokohama, Japan to Shanghai and will be headed up by Richard Meredith, regional manager for Asia Pacific. To complement the Shanghai team, Teknek will be recruiting staff for an office in Guangdong.
Leading Teknek’s growth in Japan is Akiyoshi Doda, who becomes country manager. Following the recent formation of Teknek Korea, a new team led by Steve Moon will provide sales, technical support and service, while providing support to local distributor Fine Solutions.
The sales and technical support team in Taiwan is being expanded and the Hong Kong production and fulfilment center will see significant investment in production capacity to cope with increased demand, says Stephen Mitchell, Teknek’s managing director.
“This is one of the largest and most ambitious expansion plans ever undertaken in Teknek’s 25 year history,” Mitchell says. “We are seeing unprecedented demand for our equipment in the region, both for our traditional markets such as electronics as well as for large Asian product sectors such as flat panel displays and solar cell production. We expect to double our headcount in Asia, and it comes on the back of recent expansion in North America and growth at our UK headquarters in Glasgow.”
Teknek, based in Glasgow, Scotland, is a 25 year old manufacturer of contact cleaning products, Its machines help manufacturers maximize production yields, cut down time and reduce waste by eliminating contamination from critical processes, notes Mitchell.