Enquiry levels higher than expected at new joint venture
Mach-Aire (Shanghai) Clean Air Technology, the Mach-Aire joint venture that became operational in March 2011, has already been successful in booking its first purchase orders.
A total of 27 fume cupboards for the Fujian Police Authority and 14 for a pharmaceutical customer in Dalian have been ordered, and because of their complexity, they will be manufactured in the UK and then delivered to site for local installation and commissioning.
The enquiry level has been higher than expected, particularly for the containment range of products, and general manager Darren Hughes is confident that the business will only get busier.
"We have made some significant customer visits, along with presentations to major engineering companies and architects in the last few months, so the outlook is looking very positive,” he said. “Shanghai is a very exciting place to be right now, so we look forward to continuing this trend."