May 7, 2002 – Singapore – PerkinElmer Fluid Sciences has expanded its operations in the Asia Pacific region and opened PerkinElmer Fluid Sciences, Asia.
Fluid Sciences Asia is headquartered in Singapore, with design and manufacturing facilities in both Singapore and Batam, Indonesia. These locations will provide product development staff, as well as design and fabrication capabilities for the aerospace, power generation, and semiconductor products of Fluid Sciences.
“Fluid Sciences’ expansion into the Asia Pacific region illustrates our increasing global scope, and the strategic importance and potential of the growing Asian market,” said Robert Barrett, Fluid Sciences president. “Our commitment to our current and future customers in Asia remains quite strong, and we believe that these facilities will help us better service these customers, as we continue to anticipate and respond to their evolving needs.”
Fluid Sciences selected Singapore as the headquarters for its Asian operations for a number of important reasons including:
— Singapore offers a favorable business climate with opportunities for further growth;
— Highly educated and skilled employees are readily available in Singapore;
— Singapore has sophisticated logistics support and is ideally located as a distribution center for semiconductor and aerospace products;
— Nearby Batam, Indonesia, has a ready source of motivated employees for the most cost sensitive portions of manufacturing and has great logistical connections with Singapore.
Fluid Sciences’ Singapore facility has 7,000 square feet of space and houses 20 administration, design engineering, purchasing, and product/process development staff. The Batam facility has 60 employees, and over 30,000 square feet of space.
With capabilities for design, welding, forming, and assembly, the Asian facilities are currently manufacturing semiconductor bellows seals and aerospace static seals.