Materials characterisation expert Malvern Instruments has opened a third centre of excellence in India, established through its joint venture company Malvern Aimil Instruments.
Materials characterisation expert Malvern Instruments has opened a third centre of excellence in India, established through its joint venture company Malvern Aimil Instruments. Located in Delhi, and designed to serve customers in the north and north east of India, the new centre houses laboratories equipped with Malvern systems and staffed by a full time applications team. They will provide demonstrations and deliver training, applications and technical support as well as undertaking sample analysis.
Malvern Aimil Instruments was formed in 2008, the result of a joint venture in India between Malvern Instruments and Aimil, the company's long-standing distributor in the region. Headquartered in Mumbai, Malvern Aimil Instruments has eight offices across India, and centres of excellence in Bangalore and Baroda, as well as the new facility in Delhi.
Cutting the ribbon in Delhi were Paul Walker, managing director of Malvern Instruments and Arvind Verma, managing director of Aimil.
"It is thanks to the success of Malvern Aimil and the growing number of Malvern customers in India that we need to extend our training and support facilities," said Walker. "We want to ensure that all users of Malvern systems enjoy the same high level experience wherever they are in the world."
He added: "Malvern Aimil has built a strong reputation for the supply and support of systems for particle characterisation, rheological measurement and chemical imaging to a wide range of sectors. Most recently we have moved to providing direct support for Viscotek GPC/SEC systems in India, following Malvern's acquisition of Viscotek."
Customers, members of the Malvern Instruments Board, senior Malvern Aimil personnel and the teams from the Delhi Centre of Excellence attended the opening ceremony.