Stat­i­flo in world­wide ex­pan­sion

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

EN­GI­NEER­ING com­pany Stat­i­flo has stepped up its in­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion by ap­point­ing a raft of new busi­ness part­ners in 11 coun­tries.

Stat­i­flo, which has its head­quar­ters on Wood Street in Mac­cles­field, has added 16 part­ners from across the world to its net­work.

The new part­ners – op­er­at­ing in the United States, Rus­sia, Ukraine, Fin­land, Slove­nia, Kuwait, Saudi Ara­bia, Hong Kong, the Philip­pines, In­done­sia and South Korea – will be re­spon­si­ble for dis­tribut­ing Stat­i­flo prod­ucts.

Man­ag­ing direc­tor Gareth Fry, who in 2016 ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Stat­i­flo from founder and chair­man John Baron, said: “We’ve adopted a proac­tive sales ap­proach fol­low­ing the buy­out, as we see over­seas growth as a key part of our strat­egy.

“There are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties out there for our grow­ing sales team to win more busi­ness, and re­cruit­ing more busi­ness part­ners is an­other demon­stra­tion of our over­seas ex­pan­sion pro­gramme.

“They are the best route to mar­ket as they have a tremen­dous amount of lo­cal in­dus­try knowl­edge, and hav­ing them on board re­duces lan­guage or cul­tural bar­ri­ers.

“They are able to work with qual­ity prod­ucts that they are proud to sell, as our static mix­ers are highly ef­fi­cient, straight­for­ward to use and re­quire no spares or ser­vic­ing, as they have no mov­ing parts.”

Stat­i­flo, which em­ploys 24 staff and has sub­sidiaries in the US and Ger­many, de­signs and dis­trib­utes of static mix­ers and other chem­i­cal process equip­ment. It sup­plies the water and waste­water treat­ment in­dus­tries, oil and gas, food, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, pulp and pa­per sec­tors.

Stat­i­flo’s mix­ers are used in the pro­duc­tion of ev­ery­day goods rang­ing from beer, wine, ice­cream and yo­ghurt to cos­met­ics, medicines, de­ter­gents and nail var­nish.

Its prod­ucts are now used in more than 80 coun­tries and the group has an­nual rev­enues of more than £5m, with about 60 per cent gen­er­ated over­seas.

The lat­est de­vel­op­ments come at a time when in­ter­na­tional sales are soar­ing amid high lev­els of gov­ern­ment spend­ing around the world on in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment and a fo­cus on im­prov­ing the qual­ity of drink­ing water. Re­cent six-fig­ure or­ders have in­cluded ones from South Korea, the Philip­pines and the United Arab Emi­rates for mix­ers for water treat­ment plant up­grades.

Gareth Fry is man­ag­ing direc­tor of Stat­i­flo

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