(PRWEB) March 1, 2006
A new dedicated Shanghai technical and sales office has been established by Hawke International, the leading specialist in cable gland technology for electrical safety in hazardous areas. The company will share premises and resources with Chalmit Lighting, Killark and Victor Lighting who are fellow members of the Hubbell Electric Products Group.
With a population of 1.3 billion people and an annual economic growth rate of nine percent, China is the second largest consumer of petrochemicals after the USA. This is a growing market where Hawke must provide a high level of local support to encourage the specification and adoption of their products.
Oil and gas exploration and production is one of the largest markets for Hawke products. Previously, the Chinese regions were supported by Hawke’s Asia office based in Singapore. However, the increasing demand for Hawke explosion protected connection products in China requires strong local sales and technical support.
Commenting on the move, managing director James Phillips explained, “Oil consumption in China is rising due to surging industrialisation at an average annual rate of 7.5 percent. Vehicle numbers increased by 19 percent last year and we see strong demand for our products in exploration, production and refining.”
Hawke cable glands, connectors and terminal boxes are certified for compliance with health and safety requirements by leading test houses throughout the world; they are the preferred choice for many international energy companies.
In the UK: Phil O’Connor, Hawke International, Tel. + 44 (0)161 830 6698
Fax. +44 (0)161 830 6648 Web: http://www.ehawke.com
In China: Mr. Simon Toh, Hubbell Inc (Shanghai) Rep Office
Hubbell Electric Products, Huaihai China Tower – Room 407,
885 Renmin Road, Shanghai, China 200010
Tel: +86(21)63742661 Fax: +86(21)63742799 Mobile: +8613816116747
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