Heat transfer specialist HRS Heat Exchangers is to open new offices in Australia in January 2014.
The move will extend HRS' reach into the Asia-PAC region and will be headed up by Chris Little, an experienced engineer with particular project expertise in the larger systems supplied by HRS.
Mr Little is a New Zealand national and a fully qualified mechanical engineer who joined HRS in 2011.
He said: 'We are excited about this new expansion of the HRS business, a move which reflects how well the organisation continues to perform. Our main focus will initially be on renewable energy, anaerobic digesters and biogas; areas where HRS has particular expertise with its Evaporator and Pasteuriser systems and where we have proven we can deliver excellent efficiency and return on investment. The operation will, however, cover all areas of HRS expertise in industries such as food, chemical, oil and gas.'
The new office will be based in Melbourne, Australia and will offer full sales, project and aftermarket services to the customer base in the region.
'This is an important step to further the global network of group and distributor offices provided by HRS. The presence of a direct HRS facility within Australia will help us to expand our sales and further improve the support we offer to our existing customer base in this region,' Mr Little concluded.