Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, July 31, 2012. INFICON has opened new sales and service offices in India, Italy and Sweden. Those INFICON business activities, which are focused on meeting the demands of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) and Automotive industries, have been growing steadily over the past several years. Beyond these established businesses, INFICON will also develop new opportunities in its other key markets from these local offices.
“Having our own sales and service companies in these key areas of the world will enable INFICON to serve our customers more directly. These offices will enable us to participate in very dynamic parts of the world and I’m happy for INFICON to be a part of this exciting development. I’m convinced that being in close proximity to the markets we serve will support our efforts to have the right products and services for our customers,” said Lukas Winkler, INFICON CEO.
The company believes that these three new offices are well-positioned to respond to the growing local requirements for leak detection instruments that facilitate superior quality control and testing in the manufacture of white products and automobiles. In addition, providing local sales and service support will allow new INFICON customers from the company’s other business lines, i.e., Emergency Response & Security, Specific Vacuum Process Industries, and General Vacuum Processes markets to more easily access INFICON products and services.INFICON Ltd. – India
Managed from Singapore, INFICON Ltd. is located in Pune, in the province of Maharashtra, about 150 km southeast of Mumbai, close to the west coast of India. The new office staff includes a Leak Detection Sales Manager, two service and support people and an order and administration supervisor.INFICON S.r.l. – Italy
INFICON S.r.l. has its legal address in Bozen, Italy with the Italian repair center located in Castelnuovo del Garda at the Highway between Venice and Milano. It employs three people that provide administration, sales and customer support.INFICON AB – Sweden
INFICON AB is responsible for the company’s sales and service efforts in the Nordic Countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The office is located Linköping, Sweden which is in the south of Sweden, the seventh largest city in the country and home of SAAB Aeronautics. INFICON AB is part of the INFICON Leak Detection Technology Center and has a dedicated sales engineer and shared resources for product service.E-mail Alerts
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INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of vacuum based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as sub-sidiaries in China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit http://www.inficon.com
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