Garlock ramps up investment to support growth in food, beverage & pharma
Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has expanded operations in the Asia-Pacific region as part of the strategic plan to grow in Asia outside of the mature markets.
Rubber Fab, a Garlock Hygienic Technologies company — a recognized supplier of high performance sanitary gaskets, hoses and fittings for hygienic process industries such as pharmaceutical, bio-processing and food & beverage — was acquired by Garlock in 2016.
Since the acquisition, Garlock has been leveraging its well-established sales teams and regional facilities to expand the reach of Rubber Fab’s range of products.
Garlock Singapore, which is primarily responsible for business in Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, has been strategically positioned as a regional hub to drive the growth of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical market segments across the entire Asia Pacific region, including Australia, China, India and New Zealand.
“Rubber Fab’s critical process consumables are being met with rising demand, and a bolstered focus on manufacturing and warehousing was needed to best serve customers in the region,” said Angelia Kay, Managing Director of Garlock Singapore.
“We anticipate exciting growth opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical markets, and with our expanded capabilities we can offer localized service, fast response times and shorter deliveries,” she added.