Uni Deritend Limited (UDL) has announced the establishment of a new division that will be based in the UK to service the growth in export sales.
Uni Deritend Europe (UDE) and will be based in North Wales and operate from UDL subsidiary company Tritech Groups’ Wrexham office and new Customer Logistics Centre, Wrexham Industrial Estate.
UDL overseas customers have grown in different time zones and dedicated UK based support staff will prove beneficial in keeping communications as flowing. As email exchanges increase so does the demand to respond and acknowledge information exchanges quickly. Customer service is as important in business today as it has ever been, so dedicated UK staff is a logical development to support customers.
To support customers with Inventory Management, one primary focus for UDE is the holding of buffer stock of items cast and machined in UDL plants in India. As demands from OEMs calls for JIT deliveries, UDE operate a system to hold an agreed volume of buffer stock and manage the levels internally, taking away the headache for the customer of long term order planning, expediting, logistics and high inventory costs. Finished castings can be delivered on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to suit customers MRP demand.
Tritech Group was acquired in 2011 by UDL, the sale was completed in April 2014 and Tritech Group is now wholly owned by UDL. Both companies are part on the Mumbia based Neterwala Group. The establishment of UDE will support the growing commercial customer base that both UDL and Tritech Group has in the Oil & Gas, Automotive, Nuclear Power, Medical, Mining and Engineering sectors.
Anosh Neterwala, Executive Director of UDL, commented "For UDL, we see the establishment of the UK based European Office as an excellent opportunity to further establish the UDL brand name in the UK, Europe and North America. We have been seen as India’s hidden investment casting secret. We have a very strong reputation, word of mouth has been crucial for us. Now we have an Export Office and warehouse in Wrexham with Tritech Group, we will see tremendous growth and benefits for existing and new export customers”
As the business for UDE grows, it is expected that services and products from the Neterwala Group Metallurgy Sector will be added to its product portfolio which includes sand castings, centrifugal castings and fabrications.
Bip Patel has been appointed as European Sales Manager Commercial and will head UDE based from the UK. He has an extensive background in Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing and has already visited UDL sites in India.