- January 18, 2013
Stephen Mitchell, Teknek’s managing director, says, “We have been successfully building our base in Asia with offices in Japan and Korea, a regional fulfilment centre in HongKong, and a regional headquarters in Shanghai. In addition we have sales and service personnel in Thailand and India.”
The next growth phase, scheduled for early 2013, will see Teknek strengthen its China presence and adopt a new approach to Southeast Asia, which reportedly will leave the company better placed to serve its diverse customer base throughout Asia and put it in a prime position to take advantage of growth opportunities in the region.
European sales manager Douglas Gray became Asia regional manager effective January 1, 2013, and will relocate to Shanghai. To better target the relatively untapped Southeast Asia market, the company has appointed long-serving Teknek employee Richard Meredith as master distributor for the area.
Mitchell says Meredith will be joined in his company Merasia Ltd. by the Teknek team from India and Thailand. “[Since Meredith has] been responsible for this area for many years during his time as Asia regional manager, Teknek will for the first time have a focused and experienced team dedicated to this important region.”