In yet another step towards growing its business in Asia, the Sepro Group is opening a sales operation in Singapore, to be managed by Jimmy Teo, a long-time plastics industry veteran and experienced business manager who joined the company at the beginning of February. Mr. Teo is responsible for expanding sales not only in Singapore, but also Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand as well as South Korea and Japan.
By opening a direct sales office in the region, Sepro signals its ambition to expand its presence and market share in South-East Asia. Sepro’s other Asian enterprises include Sepro China, located in Shanghai, which opened in 2011. It has and will continue to serve customers In the Greater China Market. Sepro also has a technical service centre in Shanghai, China, and another in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In India, Sepro robots are sold and serviced by Labotek Plastics Auxiliaries India Pvt. The company is also actively seeking distributors or agents in other Asian countries.
As one of the leading global suppliers of robots, Sepro equips all injection-moulding-machine brands from 50 to 5000 tonnes, whether new or already installed. Sepro’s complete solution includes robots with 3, 5 or 6 axes of motion and all are controlled by the same Visual platform.
Mr. Jimmy Teo, Managing Director, Sepro Singapore
Sepro Singapore’s Managing Director, Mr. Teo, has a diploma in mechanical engineering, accounting and finance and completed a Master of Business Administration degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He held senior management and business development positions with several companies, including almost 20 years with Wittmann Battenfeld where he ultimately managed businesses in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. He has successfully managed start-ups in those countries as well as Thailand.
Of further interest is the fact that, immediately prior to joining Sepro Group, Mr. Teo assisted in Singapore’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, holding overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a temporary dormitory and managed swab operations island-wide.
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