Swagelok Company has invested in the Asia-Pacific region to help regional customers overcome business challenges and meet the pace of demand in a competitive marketplace.
The fluid system developer and manufacturer has appointed a Vice-President with strong business development experience in Asia, opened a new regional office in Singapore, and extensively expanded its manufacturing plant in Changshu, China.
“We want to position customers in the world’s fastest-growing economic region to succeed in the long term, and thus we are expanding not only our manufacturing capacity, but local technical capabilities, field service support, and Swagelok® custom solutions,” said Steve Sparkes, Swagelok’s recently appointed Vice-President, Asia-Pacific.
“We look forward to leveraging our expertise and production capabilities to further enable the rapid growth we are seeing across the region—from the semiconductor industry to the construction market and beyond.”
Sparkes —who has spent 23 years making a positive business impact through business development, engineering, and leadership positions with Swagelok London, Swagelok Indonesia, and Swagelok corporate — leads Swagelok’s dedicated Asia-Pacific business organisation from the company’s new regional office in Singapore.
The Asia-Pacific team works in partnership with Swagelok’s local authorised sales and service centres to provide customers in the region with the technical support, training, advice, and reliable products needed to operate safely, efficiently, and profitably in fast-paced, demanding marketplaces.
Swagelok also recently celebrated the completion of a 7,400 m2 manufacturing operations’ expansion at its Changshu, China-based facility, doubling its size and adding jobs to the local economy.
With state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing processes, the growth supports a key part of Swagelok’s global supply chain and manufacturing strategy to meet the pace of customer demand.
The Changshu location additionally serves as one of Swagelok’s three technology centres in the Asia-Pacific region, enabling Swagelok to closely collaborate with customers and extend more value through engineering resources, including design optimization and advanced fabrication and assembly capabilities.
Moving forward, Swagelok will continue to work in partnership with local sales and service centres that are investing in growing the company’s technical and field engineering resources within the region.
This ensures the company remains well-equipped to evolve alongside the key industries driving sustained growth in the region.