25 June 2006
25 June 2006
Victrex has opened its Asia Innovation and Technology Center (AITC) in Shanghai to provide customers with expertise and support in materials specification, testing, research and application development.
Located in the Xinzhuang Industry Park, Phase I of the AITC complex is a state-of-the-art, US$2.5 million, 2,000 sq m facility to address the needs of customers in the region. Local-language staff, including chemical analysis and formulation engineering specialists, will be able to support customers seeking to successfully develop and launch Victrex PEEK products, with just-in-time-delivery of existing or developmental products and technical support in areas such as tooling & prototyping.
”We are actively expanding the markets for Victrex PEEK polymer through marketing, customer-focused service, and commitment to product quality. The new AITC will enable us to work more closely with our customers and end-users in the region, ensuring that we help to develop new markets, applications and processing methods for Victrex PEEK polymer,” said Richard Okupniak, General Manager of Victrex, Asia Pacific.
“We expect that, very quickly, our customers in the region will come to view the AITC as an extension of their in-house development resources. It’s why we called it the AITC, because we wanted to set an expectation for ourselves and our customers that we will seek to solve their issues with new ways of thinking and cooperating together. At Victrex, we have always worked in close collaboration with our customers, assisting them to create innovative and differentiated end-products. We are proud of our track record in this area, and last year helped to commercialize 475 new applications. In real terms, this means that with our assistance, our customers have been able to successfully introduce high-performance, high-quality products into their chosen markets.”