Waters Expands Expands Asian Presence

10-Apr-2006

Waters Corporation announced it has significantly expanded its Asian presence by inaugurating a new purpose-built facility in Singapore that will manufacture the Waters(R) Alliance(R) high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system.

As part of a strategy to better serve the needs of its customers in the region, Waters is partnering with Solectron Corporation which will manufacture Waters' Alliance(R) HPLC Systems at Solectron's facility located at the Technopark @ Chai Chee.

Mr. John Ornell, Chief Financial Officer of Waters Corporation, said: "Waters has been in Singapore for more than a decade and during that time we've seen business grow significantly in Asia with countries such as China and India leading the way."

"By teaming up with Solectron, we are able to leverage their manufacturing expertise to drive our competitive advantage and deliver quality and reliable products and services to our customers. With Waters' manufacturing facilities, distribution, technology and training centers sited in Singapore, we can provide better and faster responses to product- and service-related inquiries and strengthen relationships with our customers in this region," added Mr Ornell.

"Our partnership with Solectron signals a fundamental shift in the analytical instrument business industry. Waters is at the forefront of partnering with a world class medical device provider which is unique to the industry," said Mr. Dave Terricciano, Vice President, Global Operations and Support, Waters Corporation. "Solectron was chosen because it articulated a strong vision of the role it wished to play within the medical device segment. The benefits of their production capability, when coupled with demonstrated supply chain excellence, offers Waters a competitive advantage unmatched in the industry. We are proud to partner with Solectron in our drive to satisfy an ever-demanding customer base."

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