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Hydro Group announces strategic agreements for Asia-specific growth


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As part of international expansion plans in 2013, the firm formed its Singapore-based division, Hydro Products Asia, which has shown an annual increase of sales in the region of over £1.5m. The five new Business Partner agreements with Uni-One in Taiwan, ISL in China, Oceanpixel in the Philippines, PT Indonesia in Indonesia and DKHG in Vietnam will aid Hydro Group’s cabling interconnect solutions presence in these important markets.

Steve Ang, Hydro Products Asia technical sales manager, said: “Entering into these new agreements allows us to improve our network across South-east Asia as part of our continued growth plans for the region. As we specialise in custom designs, improving our network also means a greater level of contact with our customers, which is vital for our hands-on design and engineering approach.”

Hydro Group is at the forefront in the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, with involvement from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management.

Doug Whyte, Hydro Group CEO, said: “Asia currently represents Hydro Group’s second largest export market, with significant growth in demand for our range of subsea optical cables, electrical cables and connectors from defence markets and increasingly energy customers, due to the expansion of exploration activities in the region."

“These new agreements allow us to increase efficiency and ensure regular interaction with customers across the region. We look forward to working with our new business partners and fulfilling increasing demand for our products.”

From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the harshest environmental conditions. Hydro Group employs more than 100 full-time staff worldwide and operates on a global platform providing total solutions to a portfolio of prime contractors, major operators, OEM’s, defence agencies, defence organisations and the UK MOD.