Hydro International, the leading global provider of solutions for the control and treatment of stormwater and wastewater, has opened an office in Singapore as a centre for its growing business across the Asia Pacific region.
As part of a programme to establish a direct presence in strategic international locations, Hydro has appointed Andy Tang as APAC Regional Business Manager to run the Singapore office and develop sales distributorships across the region. Andy’s brief is to establish a platform for the introduction and support of Hydro’s innovative and brand-leading vortex control and separation technologies.
“After significant sales growth in recent years, Hydro is now keen to consolidate its successes and grow its business potential in APAC,” said International Business Director Clive Evans. “Hydro is moving closer to the international markets it serves, providing a higher-profile and responsive service to customers in the region.”
Hydro’s proven record in the region includes orders for more than 100 Downstream Defender vortex separators to improve surface water quality as part of the River of Life project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hydro has also seen significant interest in its wastewater grit removal solutions, and for its brand-leading Hydro-Brake® Vortex Flow Controls and Vortex DropTM Shaft technologies.
Andy Tang will be responsible for developing Hydro’s business in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand.
An engineering graduate of Aberdeen University, Andy has enjoyed a successful career to date with more than 18 years in senior sales management posts in the pumps and hydraulics industry in Singapore, notably with Boerger Pumps, Fuglesangs, and Viking Pumps.
Andy commented: “I have been very impressed by Hydro’s vortex-based control and separation technologies and their no-power, no-moving parts design. Many countries in the region are prone to periods of intense, sudden rainfall leading to flooding and river pollution. Hydro’s products are well-placed to address the growing desire to improve surface water control and treatment.
“I also expect to see growing interest for Hydro’s wastewater grit removal systems, which promise operators new approaches to improving equipment performance and plant maintenance by eliminating harmful grit from downstream works.“