Ishida strengthens European operations with new Polish office

Equipment and systems group Ishida has made a strategic enhancement to its European operations in opening a new Polish office based in Katowice, reports Neill Barston.

As the company revealed, the region has proved a key growth zone for the business, and its expansion forms part of wider element of its developments within the region.

The firm has broad application for the confectionery and snacks sectors with its inspection and x-ray systems, which it said will have a notable initial focus on the wider food sector, including meat and poultry processing within the region.

“Our goal is to ensure Ishida invests alongside our key global customers as they build and expand their operations, the target markets notably being the poultry and meat sector, as well as ensuring local support for all customers,” explained Mike Cairns, Ishida Europe sales director.

“Establishing our presence in Poland will see Ishida positioned to bring our ‘best-in-class’ capabilities closer to our customers and deliver unrivalled support.”

Mr Cairns said that with automation now an increasing market driver, Ishida’s innovative approach towards customer centric solutions, coupled with the strength of its in-depth engineering and project execution capabilities would prove decisive for the region in its core competency areas.

“Our business has evolved quickly and effectively over the last two years to address the many challenges now faced within our core market sectors,” he commented. “Having an extensive channel partner network that is able to meet the needs of our customers is imperative for Ishida. Our activities will complement those of our existing distributors who will continue to serve and support Ishida’s core products.”

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