Market Visit to India by a Chemicals & Process Industry Delegation from Northeast England 3rd to 9th March 2013
Market visit organised & led by The Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Visiting Mumbai, Vapi, Dahej and attending The 6TH Indian Chemical Industry Outlook Conference 7th - 8th March 2013
Northeast of England
Northeast of England Process Industry
The North East of England is a region of outstanding contrasts for business and for leisure. Our engineering heritage is second to none. We built the first railways and our heavy industries in steel, coal, chemicals and shipbuilding were the engine room of Britain’s industrial strength over the past two centuries. Steel and chemicals continue to thrive while other elements of our engineering legacy are now represented by leading providers of specialist technical services that take our expertise to global markets.
For the last two centuries Northeast England has been a globally significant world-scale industrial base. Its foundations are built on a wealth of innovation, success and experience in heavy industry including the chemistry using industries of chemicals, fine & speciality chemicals, petrochemicals, polymers and composites, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Many of the world’s leading companies are located in the region and many ground breaking products have been developed and manufactured here - penicillin; paracetamol; polyethylene; polyester and perspex are just a few examples.
We have thriving businesses of all sizes in new technologies, automotive manufacturing and the service sector. Our business leaders, our workforce and our support agencies collaborate in a practical, enthusiastic no-nonsense way to generate growth, profitability and security for all. We’re very proud of our natural history and over 30 per cent of the region is designated either as National Park or areas of outstanding natural beauty. The beaches and coastline are clean and full of character. The outstanding countryside in Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley offers opportunities for everything from a casual stroll in verdant surroundings through to potholing, mountaineering and hand-gliding. Newcastle has bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs and theatres to cater for all ages and all tastes. It is the weekend destination of choice for people from across the country and Europe.
The region is home to over 50% of the UK petrochemical industry and boasts the largest integrated chemical complex in the UK in terms of manufacturing capacity and the second largest in Western Europe, key feedstocks includes Ammonia, Ethylene, and other hydrocarbon derivatives. The region is also home to a large and established Pharmaceutical sector producing 35% of all UK’s Pharmaceutical manufacturing; and all aspects of the Pharmaceutical life-cycle are represented in the region. Northeast England actively supports innovative science and engineering based business and has become the leading UK location for the industrialisation of low carbon and sustainable processing. New sectors such as biofuels, renewable energy and low carbon materials, high tech waste recycling, printable electronics and bioresources, including biomass and waste to fuels, electricity, heat & chemicals, are developing alongside our traditional sectors and benefit from the transition of skills and expertise of these established sectors. Today there are more than 1,400 companies in these sectors directly involved or in the supply chain of these industries within Northeast England generating £26m of annual sales. Together they employ 190,000 people and the sector exports £12bn each year.
Over recent years the Northeast of England has become a favoured location for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Investments have originated from the rest of Europe, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, S Korea, Thailand, USA together with India amongst others. Indian companies recently investing in the region include Tata, Piramal, Shasun and ipca labs. The region provides a cost effective route to 400 million European customers and the nature of the inter-related network of companies operating in these sectors in Northeast England holds many significant advantages for businesses choosing to locate here. The ambition of the region is to build on this powerful industrial base to make the Northeast one of the most competitive and successful region in Europe for these industries.
NEPIC NEPIC, the North East of England Process Industry Cluster, represents over 500 chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, Energy and Renewables businesses and their support companies across the North East of England. These companies generate in excess of £10bn of sales and are 30% of this region’s industrial base, employing about 35,000 people directly and impacting on a further 200,000 supply chain jobs. The Cluster organisation coordinates approximately £5m of activity each year for the industry and has brought over £1bn in Gross Value Added value to the UK economy through its work and assistance. NEPIC’s focus is on growth of the sector and this is under-pinned by strategic work in the areas of innovation, attraction of investment projects, increasing exports, development of inter-company sales between its members, expanding the business of small and medium sized enterprises, increasing the skills base in its region, stakeholder engagement and promoting internationally the capabilities of its members, the process industry and infrastructure in the North East of England. See www.nepic.co.uk. NEPIC CEO: Dr Stan Higgins BA PhD CSci CChem FRSC & Associate Fellow of IChemE Stan has 40 years experience in the Chemical Process Industries. He studied Chemistry, Economics and Technology at York University. Ideas he suggested as an undergraduate in mechanistic organic chemistry resulted in the University awarding him a PhD in record time. After periods in Medicinal Chemistry, Process Development, Technical Support and Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals, he gained multi plant management experience in commodity specialty chemicals with AKZO. He then became Technical and Managing Director of Fine Chemical Company Peboc, which during his tenure won several industrial awards including 2 Queens Awards to Industry for Technology and Export achievement. After divesting PEBOC from SOLVAY to Eastman Fine Chemicals, he moved to Tennessee, USA as their Fine Chemical Manufacturing Director. Returning to the UK, Stan became Technical Director of Laporte Fine Chemicals and following the sale of Laporte to Degussa, Stan worked for James Robinson, helping to establish new facilities in India and overseeing technical matters in their EU businesses. In 2003 he established NEPIC, leading it to become a globally recognised industrial cluster. In 2010 he was nominated by his peers for an award as EU Cluster Manager of the Year.
NEPIC Senior Project Manager: John Brady Born and bred in the Northeast of England, John has always been very passionate about the region and developing its growth potential. He has over 25 years experience in the Chemical Process Industry. He is a graduate Chemist who has held senior and strategic business management roles, for ICI, Terra Nitrogen and NEPIC. As a research scientist for ICI, he was involved in polyaromatics R&D for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. Later he joined the ICI Fertilizer and Industrial Chemical commercial teams. At Terra Nitrogen, he managed the chemicals business unit, as well as strategic purchasing roles, leading business development activity in NOx abatement. He joined NEPIC in 2008 and managing its Bioresources and Renewable Energy activity bringing leadership and building profile to the region by creating an innovation roadmap leading to business opportunities and collaborative programmes within Europe and the global market. He is currently active in bringing a number of low carbon investment and business growth opportunities into the region.
NEPIC India Country Specialist and Market Visit Leader: Phil Hollowood Phil is leading a market visit to India for the Chemical Process industry on behalf of NEPIC and UK Trade & Investment. Phil has worked within the process industry for over 35 years, in a variety of sectors (Agro, Polymers, Speciality Chemicals, Advanced Materials) with large multi-nationals as well as SME’s. He has over 20 years experience in doing business in India being a former director of James Robinson India Pvt Ltd, a former JV with Yule Catto PLC of the UK. He has lead business delegations to and hosted delegations from India. A Chemical Engineer by profession, he has had roles in R&D, Operations, Procurement, Business Development and General Management. Since his early youth, Phil has been a keen follower of cricket (two of his cricketing idols being Farokh Engineer and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar); he played in the Yorkshire leagues for many years before coaching junior cricket at his local club.
UK Trade & Investment
Market Visit Party
Support for North East Businesses, Trade & Foreign Investment
Phil Hollowood, India Country Specialist, NEPIC - Market Visit Leader
UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that helps UK based companies succeed in international markets. We assist overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UKâ€™s vibrant economy. We offer a wealth of support to both new and experienced exporters. If you are looking for help to trade overseas including support for market research, developing joint ventures, and strategic alliances or forming an overseas partnership of any kind â€“ UK Trade & Investment should be your first port of call. Eligible companies receive one to one advice and support from an experienced International Trade Adviser to help establish which of the support programmes available would best suit requirements. For further information contact the North East Regional International Trade Team Telephone: +44 (0) 845 05 05 054 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Stan Higgins, CEO, NEPIC John Brady, Snr Project Manager, NEPIC Ian Swales, Member of Parliament, Chair of Parliamentary Chemicals Committee Riccardo Tonelli, Global Strategic Projects Manager, Agility Logistics Neil Moon, Global Strategic Projects Director, Agility Logistics Ian Stark, CEO, Chemoxy Dr Jonathan Atkinson, Partner, Harrison Goddard Foote Bernie Johnson, Managing Director, Johnson Partners Andrew Home, CEO, K Home International Brain Dakers, International Trade Manager, North East Chamber of Commerce Professor Simon Hodgson, Dean, Teesside University Dr Paul Shelton, Assistant Dean, Teesside University Dr Tom Porter, Commercial Director, Thomas Swan Professor Mike Green, Head of Chemistry, University of Newcastle Also coordinating their visit as part of the EU funded Wiintech project are a number of European cluster organisations and joining the Indian Chemical Industry Outlook Conference Jorg Klien, Chemie Cluster Bayern, Germany Jurgen Dienst, Clusterland, Austria Caroline Guillemot, Plastipolis, France Frederica Lodato, Vento Nanotech, Italy Laura Fusani, Proplast, Italy Rui Tocha, Poolnet - Info tooling, Portugal Cristina Monge Frontinan, Plastival, Spain
Ian Swales MP Member of UK Parliament
Sunday 3rd March
Arrive Mumbai, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Monday 4th March
am: Deputy High Commission, Bandra East
pm: Vapi, Gujarat
Tuesday 5th March
am Travel to Bharuch, Gujarat
pm Bharuch and Dahej
Wednesday 6th March
am: Travel to Mumbai
pm: Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Thursday 7th March
Day 1, 6th Indian Chemical Industry
Outlook Conference, Taj Mahal Hotel
Evening: UKTI hosted Networking Reception
Friday 8th March
Day 2, 6th Indian Chemical Industry
Saturday 9th March
am: Delegation returns to UK
Ian Swales was elected as the new MP for Redcar, an industrial constituency in the Northeast of England, in May 2010. He was born in Leeds and grew up in Harrogate and following a Chemical Engineering degree at Manchester University he joined Yorkshire Electricity and qualified as an Accountant in 1977. He moved to Teesside in 1978 to join ICI and settled in Redcar. At ICI Ian held a wide variety of financial and business management roles and his work took him all over the world. At one time he had staff spread across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. He worked at ICI’s European HQ in Brussels for 3 years in the 1980s and took part in major chemical industry re-structuring. In 1996 he moved to become global Head of Leadership Development for ICI before leaving in 1999 to start his own training and consultancy business. His clients have ranged from venture capital companies and start-ups to large public and private organisations. He found it especially revealing to work with two Government Departments in London and see how they interact with politicians. Ian has a passionate interest in people and how they live and work together in his spare time Ian helps local organisations and campaigns on local issues. As an MP his work in the House of Commons includes an influential role on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee and he has recently taken over as Chair of the all parliamentary group for the Chemical Industry. Ian is part of the current governing coalition. The current Prime Minister Mr Cameron has stated that “the Chemicals Industry is the foundation of the UK’s manufacturing Industry.”
From roots in emerging markets, Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the world’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed countries and emerging economies. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics with more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices and 100 countries.
On 31 December 2011, the current management team led a buyout of The Dow Chemical Company’s Custom Processing facilities at Middlesbrough and Billingham (previously Dow Haltermann Custom Processing UK) and reverted to the previous, well respected, identity of Chemoxy.
Our vision: to be a new type of logistics leader meeting the challenges of global trade Our mission: to facilitate trade through innovative supply chain solutions Our values: integrity, personal ownership, teamwork and excellence +44 (0) 1642 438 320 www.agilitylogistics.com The Wilton Centre, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 4RF, UK Neil Moon Biography A graduate in Chemical Engineering, from Imperial College London, Neil started work as a process engineer for Procter & Gamble. He joined ICI in 1988, working in a number of commercial and supply chain planning roles until 1999 when he moved to Huntsman, as part of their acquisition of ICI Petrochemical business. Within Huntsman, Neil worked in the corporate purchasing organisation on feedstock trading and acquisition for bulk oil and gas, subsequently taking on the management of Huntsman’s bulk shipping procurement and management as well. Subsequently Neil joined SABIC Europe working in Strategic Planning, Energy Purchasing & Carbon Trading, and latterly logistic asset strategy. In 2009 Neil joined Agility Logistics Solutions, initially to lead the Solutions consultancy but more latterly to direct Global Strategic Projects within the Chemicals Speciality. Riccardo Tonelli Biography A graduate in Foreign Languages and Business, Riccardo started work as a buyer for GE in the oil & gas sector in Italy. He joined General Motors/EDS in 2004, working in a number of commercial and quality control oriented roles around Europe until 2007 when he moved to Huntsman. At Huntsman, Riccardo was responsible for the operational management of the Supply Networks for the business as well as the design and improvement of packaging solutions for the Pigments Division. In 2011 Riccardo Joined Agility as Global Strategic Projects Manager, to develop and delivery leading edge Strategic Project initiatives.
Our Middlesbrough site has been carrying out distillation since 1868 and our Billingham was added to the portfolio in 1994. Chemoxy is now one of Europe’s largest providers of custom manufacturing services to blue chip petrochemical and speciality chemical companies as well as to smaller companies with niche applications. In addition, our company manufactures a range of environmentally friendly solvents which are used in the latest generation of paints and cleaning products. The business has a large proportion of exports sales and employs over 100 highly skilled workers across the two sites. Chemoxy has a long established reputation for technical excellence, confidentiality and EH&S compliance. We serve a diverse range of industries from pharmaceutical, electronic and flavour & fragrance through to oil drilling, fuel additives and industrial solvent users. With our own products Estasol™ (low toxicity solvent) and Coasol™(low odour coalescing agent), we also have a very strong presence in the paint and coatings sector. We like to build partnerships with our customers and we work very closely with their technical teams to develop innovative solutions to operating challenges. We enjoy long term relationships on many levels with many of our customers and we pride ourselves in our integrity, customer focus and reliability, amongst many other attributes. We screen potential enquiries using a stage / gate system to quickly identify projects which fit our capabilities and to ensure that we employ the right resources to fast track projects through the development process. Our project management system ensures efficient feedback and effective progress for projects which have the most potential for success for both parties. +44 (0) 1642 248 555; www.chemoxy.com All Saints Refinery, Cargo Fleet Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6AF, UK Ian Stark Biography Ian Stark is CEO and co-owner of Chemoxy International Ltd which was acquired from Dow Chemicals. Chemoxy is one of the Uk’s largest contract manufacturer and producer of speciality chemicals and low toxicity solvents. He has held senior positions in the Chemical industry for over 20 years including business leadership of companies in both Europe and USA. He has a BSc from the University of Nottingham and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Harrison Goddard Foote
HGF together with sister firm HGF Law is currently the fastest growing firm of intellectual property specialists in the UK. The integrated approach to intellectual property of bringing patent and trade mark attorneys together with IP lawyers makes the firm distinctive in the market. The firm can now be considered to be one of the top ten firms in the UK in terms of its national reach, volume of PCT filings, volume of CTM filings and its position in the major legal directories. The firm’s growth has been secured organically and through a combination of acquisition and strategic lateral hires from both private practice and in-house counsel we have a proven track record in forging successful, long-term relationships with clients across the technological spectrum. Our focus is on delivering client-specific IP advice from teams of professional advisers chosen to meet the client’s technological and legal needs. Our highly regarded attorneys, commitment to client service and geographical profile ensure that HGF is uniquely placed to attend to high value and complex IP issues.
Johnson Partners Ltd is an independent family-based Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company based in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. We move all kinds of cargo with a particular expertise in the management and shipment of projects and large out-of-gauge pieces of cargo. Our focus and ethos is to provide added value service that personal relationships demand. We are more than just a freight forwarding company.
The HGF group provides the full range of services expected from leading patent and trademark attorneys and solicitors but it is its dynamic approach to oppositions and appeals, strategic portfolio development, and acquisition due diligence that distinguishes the HGF group within the IP market place. The firm operates through strategic business units which act as hubs for technical excellence; they are distributed throughout its ten UK offices. +44 (0) 113 233 0100; www.hgf.com Belgrave Hall, Belgrave Street, Leeds LS2 8DD, UK Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan has a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in synthetic chemistry from Oxford University. Jonathan’s doctoral thesis was sponsored by Glaxo Group Research. His research was concerned with the stereoselective synthesis of a number of alkaloid derivatives, including derivatives of morphine, having therapeutic applications. Jonathan has worked both in private practice, and in-house, in the patent department of a multinational pharmaceutical company prior to joining HGF. His practice draws on this experience and extends to a wide range of chemical and mechanical subject matter. Jonathan’s practice in the pharmaceutical area has covered the protection of new chemical entities, novel formulations and polymorphic forms, new medical uses for therapeutics, and process and development issues. He has a number of years’ experience in filing supplementary protection certificates for marketed pharmaceutical drugs. Jonathan’s clients include both large and small companies, universities and government funded organisations. His extensive experience in patent and related matters also covers fine chemicals and process development, medical devices and diagnostic tools, and technical materials such as alloys, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors and nanotubes.
Objective for visit: To meet and develop relationships with Indian companies in the Process Industry and to identify other markets that would be able to benefit from the Freight Forwarding services we offer. +44 (0) 1642 240 123 www.johnsonpartners.co.uk Unit 7 River Court, Brighouse Business Village, Middlesbrough, TS2 1RT, UK
Bernie Johnson Bernie’s formative years in the industry were as works manager with a large Steel Tube Stockholder. In 1994, he joined Alphatrans International Transport and played a leading role in building up the company’s freight forwarding division. Stints at LV Shipping and Century Shipping followed before he launched Johnson Partners in 2004 where he currently oversees the company as Managing Director.
K Home International
K Home International provides comprehensive world class engineering design solutions from concept through to beneficial operation for developers and operators of process and infrastructure projects. The integration of current Health, Safety & Environmental legislation into all project design undertaken is fundamental to our success.
NECC is the largest business organization in the North East of England, with 4,000+ paying members, representing a third of the region’s workforce. First established in Newcastle in 1895, the region’s Chamber of Commerce exists to further the interests of companies with operations in the area. Over 20% of the NECC’s members trade internationally, with 400+ interacting with the Chamber’s eight person international trade team each year. An accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce network, NECC looks to link up with other members of the Global Chamber network wherever possible, to mutual advantage.
KHI is a privately owned company established in 1973, providing services to the chemical, petrochemical, metal & minerals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and infrastructure industry sectors. Objective for the visit: K Home International is a new entrant to the Indian market and is seeking potential partners.
Mission Objectives: To establish links with business organisations, with a view to discussions on reciprocal agreements and mutual satisfaction, while gaining on the ground perspective of India as a place to do business.
+44 (0) 1642 765 421 www.khe.co.uk Ingram House, Allensway, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9HA, UK
+44 (0) 300 303 6322 www.necc.co.uk Commerce House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 1DW, UK
Andrew Home Andrew is the second generation owner/manager of a UK based project and engineering services business. He gained a doctorate in petroleum geochemistry from the University of Newcastle-UponTyne and worked in the oil & gas exploration industry before joining the family business. Andrew was born in Calcutta, lives in UK and travels extensively in relation to his work.
Brian Dakers As NECC’s International Trade Manager, Brian is responsible for the development and delivery of products utilized by international businesses with operations in the North East of England. Brian is also a UK Government appointed inspector of certification standards in the United Kingdom, one of eight people responsible for the maintenance and development of standards in the provision of certification services.
The University of Newcastle is a public research university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. It was established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834 and became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne by an Act of Parliament in August 1963. The University is a member of the Russell Group, an association of research-intensive UK universities, and has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK. The post- nominal letters of graduates commonly have Nâ€™cle attached to indicate the institution. Over recent years The University of Newcastle has developed a reputation for commercial exploitation of research activities and collaboration with commercial organisations.
Teesside University is a vocationally orientated institution with a proud record of 80 years of supporting business with education and training, research and consultancy. The School of Science and Engineering operates undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Chemical, Electrical & Electronic, Instrumentation and Control, Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Engineering management is also a popular postgraduate option with overseas students
+44 (0) 191 222 6000 www.newcastle.ac.uk University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
Mike Green Professor Mike Green took over as Head of Chemistry at the University of Newcastle three years ago. Since then the School has increased in both size and quality and has improved its reputation both for research and undergraduate teaching. Funding initiatives have resulted in state of the art teaching laboratories and teaching facilities. Before moving to Newcastle, Mike spent 31 years in Industry working for BP, Akzo Nobel, and more recently Sasol in South Africa. His experience in managing research groups and ensuring high quality engagement and staff management have proved invaluable in his current position.
+44 (0) 1642 218 121 www.tees.ac.uk Borough Rd, Tees Valley, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, UK
Paul Shelton Dr. Paul Shelton holds a Ph.D in Metallurgy and enjoyed previous employment as a Materials Engineer for the former ICI. He later worked as the Aerospace Product Manager in a lost wax investment casting foundry, manufacturing superalloy gas turbine components, and later as Works Manager of a stainless steel fabricators. He is currently Assistant Dean in the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University.
Simon Hodgson Professor Simon Hodgson is President Elect of the Engineering Professors Council (www.epc.ac.uk) and Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University in the UK. A Materials Engineer by background, his research specialisms are in high performance coatings and functional materials including sol-gel processing, inorganic foams, nanocomposite, mesoporous and catalytic materials on which he has published almost 100 patents, publications and government reports. His current and recent work involves research for leading international clientssuch as Rolls-Royce plc and LG-Philips and he is also director of a spin out company based on his high temperature coatings work. Professor Hodgson has pioneered a number of developments in engineering training and education, including new approaches for of collaborative working between industry and academia in the bespoke design, development and delivery of education and training programmes to meet employer skills needs.
Thomas Swan & Co
Independent manufacturers of performance and speciality chemicals; trusted, progressive, innovative with a reputation for outstanding customer service and quality.
NEPIC the leaders of the Market Visit to India are grateful to everyone that has assisted, particularly following organisations that have helped in the arrangements for the visit.
• Performance Chemicals: Manufacturing a broad range of additives, resins and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Enhancing both processing and performance of products in applications including tyres, synthetic rubber, leather, powder coatings, inks and household care. • Custom Manufacturing: Working closely with customers to manufacture their products on a contract or toll basis. From simple to complex processes, and from kg to tonnage quantities, we offer a highly flexible capability. • Advanced Materials: Devoted to the development of niche, high value materials for emerging technologies in the composites, energy and water sectors. We are a world leader in the manufacture of single-wall carbon nanotubes.
The Indian Chemical Council, the organisers of The Indian Chemical Outlook Conference, particularly the President Yogesh Kothari, Director General Mr H Karangle, Secretary General Mr R Gokhale and ICC member companies who have helped.
Thomas Swan exports to over 80 countries worldwide, with offices and warehousing in the UK, USA and China, serving a global network of distributors and customers. +44 (0) 1207 505 131 www.thomas-swan.co.uk Crookhall, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7ND, UK Tom Porter After gaining my doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Salford in 1995, I worked for contract research and manufacturing organisations serving the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors for fourteen years, prior to joining Thomas Swan providing a depth of experience, insight and specialist expertise which has, I believe, often proved to be invaluable to our customers. I joined Thomas Swan in 2009, managing the technical functions across all of our three business Divisions - before being appointed as Commercial Director for Custom Manufacture. This is a highly bespoke service and my role involves building strong and lasting relationships - so we, and the companies we supply, can respond to evolving market requirements. I work closely with all of our customers, whatever their size or requirements, and whether it’s a one-off job or a regular production requirement. This enables us to ensure that their projects are delivered with the highest standards of service, confidentiality and expertise. My goal is to tailor the flexibility and manufacturing capability of the Division to meet changing customer requirements and to supply every project on budget and on time.
Plastindia Foundation particularly the President Mr Bipin Shah for their assistance and cooperation with the Wiintech project visit. The UKTI Northeast of England for their help, assistance and financial support. The UKTI officers at the Mumbai Deputy High Commission in Mumbai particularly Pradnesh Desai and the UKTI Ahmadabad Trade Office particularly Milind Godbole. Satish and Parag Zaveri of CSL Pvt Ltd for organisation of the Gujarat leg of the visit and their very personable support for the visit. And everyone else that has helped with and supported the organisation of the Market Visit.
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