KELTON are delighted to announce the latest addition to their already strong portfolio of international Partners: Vector Microsystems.
During his last visit to India in January this year (read more about the trip here), Business Development Manager Joseph O’Neil spent extensive time with Vector Microsystems, a company he met amongst other potential Partners in 2017. Founded upon a highly positive impression, a decision was reached to develop and elevate the two companies’ business relationship to a Partnership.
Based in Vadodara, Gujarat, the owner of Vector Microsystems, SP Singh, has conducted business with KELTON since their encounter last year, and has acted as a valuable and knowledgeable local contact from that point onwards. SP possesses extensive expertise in the oil and gas industry in India, and has been involved with metering systems most of his working life with Emerson and Elster. Earlier this year, Joseph and SP have together visited a number of potential customers in Gujarat and Delhi, and are confident that the partnership will continue to grow both companies’ local footprint over the forthcoming months and years.
As a market, India constitutes a prime target in terms of growing exports for both Scotland and the UK as a whole, as posited during the ‘Access India’ event that Joseph attended in Aberdeen last Thursday (similar events were held in Glasgow and Edinburgh earlier in the week). The government-run initiative was sponsored by Scottish Development International (SDI) and is conceptualised to help UK companies enter the Indian market.
With the Partnership firmly in place, the timing of the event could not have been better, a highlight being the Masterclass ‘Doing Business in India’ conducted by PwC, where valuable information and guidance was provided in relation to local business customs and common practice.
Joseph describes the event as “a highly worthwhile and enlightening few hours. India certainly seems to be the land of opportunity for UK companies, should they have a market differentiator.”
Having made an important first step into the market already, KELTON together with Vector Microsystems appear to be ‘ahead of the curve’, being well positioned to cater to the rapid developments witnessed in India as the Flow Measurement Consultancy and Software provider of choice.