Andy Tang will serve as regional business manager for the Asia-Pacific region
Hydro Intl. has opened an office in Singapore as a center for its business across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
As part of a program to establish a direct presence in international locations, Hydro has appointed Andy Tang as APAC regional business manager to run the Singapore office and develop sales distributorships across the region.
“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 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 Hydro-Brake Vortex Flow Controls and Vortex Drop Shaft technologies.
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, Tang 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.
"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," Tang said. “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."