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Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

Published 7th September, 2017 by Neil Nixon

Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

Arrow Solutions was recently praised for the performance of its cleaning solutions, its manufacturing facilities and its health and safety track record during a visit from the Industrial Cleaning Association of China (ICAC). 24 delegates from 18 companies were given a guided tour of the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Moira and a detailed presentation of the firm’s desire to grow its presence in the Far East.

The group, which spent 10 days in the UK, also received first-hand experience of the technical capabilities of some of Arrow’s key products, including industrial degreasers such as Lotoxane and Aquaklenz LF, as well as Ecowash Autoshine, a train washing formulation already in use with several rail operators in China.

“We were the only chemical manufacturer that the delegation chose to visit during their stay and that is a massive seal of approval for what we are trying to do,” said Jonathan Lane, sales director at Arrow Solutions. “As a state-backed organisation with over 600 members, ICAC is very influential in China and it has a very proactive approach to improving the quality standards and environmental performance of the sector it represents - two areas we can certainly assist it with. There was a lot of interest in our processes, our ability to deliver new solutions and our track record in supporting clients in aerospace, rail, oil and gas, and heavy engineering.”

The delegation was scheduled to mark the first birthday of Arrow’s Shanghai operation, which provides sales, technical and warehousing functions to a growing customer base in the Far East. In just a short space of time, the company has already secured a number of high profile contracts with major organisations, such as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Beijing Metro and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

Photo shows: From left: Jonathan Lane and Tony Brealey (both Arrow Solutions), Ma Chunling (ICAC), Boyang Zhou (Arrow Trading Shanghai), Huang Junbo and Wu Liping (both ICAC).

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