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SMD announce plans for Asia Pacific sales office
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:30:00 EST
Topic: GENERAL NEWS


SMD announce plans for Asia Pacific sales officeSMD are pleased to announce the opening of an Asia Pacific (APAC) office in Singapore in the first quarter of 2009. The office will be opened by John McCann who is relocating from the UK.

SMD are a significant force in the design and manufacture of sophisticated subsea vehicles. Already established as world leaders in the subsea trenching and burial systems market, SMD intend to attain the same status with their impressive range of workclass ROVs.

This expansion compliments recent and ongoing investment. A new office facility was opened in 2008 at the extended UK assembly campus, and an indoor wet test facility is being built to improve production capability.

Commenting on the new APAC office, Mike Jones, Sales Director at SMD stated "This marks a significant strategic step for SMD. We have great confidence in our ability to build on our strong position in this region. By establishing an APAC office we can strengthen existing relationships, react quickly to customer requirements, and increase our penetration into this growing market. John McCann has a good understanding of the region and has already secured significant contracts throughout the area. This is the first step in a number of developments we have planned to improve our complete offering in the APAC region."

Andrew Hodgson, CEO, added "We strongly believe that a key strength of SMD is the ability to work with customers as ideas develop, understanding their needs and delivering equipment that exceeds their expectations. As a full capability company we provide support from concept, through deployment and into ongoing operational support. I expect our operations in the region to rapidly grow led by the increasing demands of our APAC customer base. I am delighted that we are able to announce this important step."

SMD is one of the world's leading subsea engineering companies designing and manufacturing ROVs, trenching systems, Curvetech components and special projects. SMD have a worldwide customer base operating in markets in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, military and scientific research.






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