AESSEAL® is pleased to announce further investment in the Asian region with the opening of a new purpose built Asian headquarters in Selangor on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
The new headquarters will support the whole of the Asian region (except China) and comes as a result of 17 years of continued sales and profit growth in the Asian region. This investment is perfectly timed to coincide with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community this year and allow AESSEAL® to enjoy further success in the region
The size of the new premises is 13,760 ft2 or 1,279m2. It cost about RM11.5mil in total, with about RM6 mil of investment to the new building, RM2mil on the equipment, tools, machineries and transports, and another RM3.5mil for stock. AESSEAL East Asian Regional Headquarters provide several of sealing products, including mechanical seal, seal support system, bearing protector, gland packing and selco metal gasket. Besides being a seal repair and refurbishment centre it is also completed with pump repair and refurbishment facilities. AESSEAL Malaysia is also providing technical training and consultation in rotating equipment with sealing solutions.
The Asian region is the fast growing region within the global AESSEAL® group with regular yearly growth over 25%. On the back of this continued growth the team within Asia has grown from just 1 to over 40 employees offering technical, engineering and sales support along with a clear focus on delivering the customer service that embodies AESSEAL®. Within the region AESSEAL also have their own operations in both Taiwan and Thailand and work with distributor parties in other countries that share the AES philosophy and ethics.
AESSEAL® chose the Kuala Lumpur area to base its headquarters for a number of reasons:
- Its superb transportation links, this will facilitate strategically based stock holdings that will allow same day service throughout the Asian market.
- The proximity of high class universities and the availability of high skilled professionals will ensure AESSEAL® has continued access to highly trained young technical professionals to further support the future growth and investment plans
- Malaysia’s dynamic economy – Ideally situated to support the Asian Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Mining and Minerals, Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage, Water and Waste Water, Automotive and Metals Processing industries.
The expansion into new purpose built headquarters is testament to the hard work and success of the current team. The new Headquarters will enable us to build upon this success, but most importantly will ensure we can continue to give our customers the high level of service they have come to expect from us.
Richard Pickles AESSEAL International CEO