Process Components expands presence in Netherlands
July 24, 2018
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Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs.
“Over the past couple of decades, we have seen the Internet change the way customers seek advice, support and recommendations,” says Johan Lucas, vice president of sales and business development at Kemutec B.V. “People use search engines for help and only then come to a specialist supplier, and with that business models have changed, and the role of agents alongside it. The Netherlands is home to a great number of multinationals and benefits from its central European location, excellent infrastructure, technology and strong open economy. As the world becomes smaller, we want to be as close as possible to our existing customers so we can provide them with the best possible service, and work even more closely with them on joint process developments.”
Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in designing and supplying high-end powder processing equipment and components for the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. It specializes in sieving, crushing, milling and mixing equipment and systems, also Mucon discharge aids, slide and unique iris diaphragm valves.
The decision to expand into the Netherlands will allow Kemutec to be closer to its growing customer base in Europe, according to today’s press release, where it will focus predominantly on the food sector, specifically in confectionery, starches, spices and flavours, alongside the fine chemical sector with home/personal care industries for the production of products such as detergents and toothpaste.
Process Components plan to grow organically following the creation of the Dutch base, with plans to hire new people and increase its European partnerships by the end of 2018. Eventually, the new offices will feature test equipment facilities, provide mobile support, and local project engineering and servicing.