Though it is not often considered a major electronics manufacturing locale, South Africa is, in fact, one of the fastest growing regions for certain sectors within the electronics production market. Automotive, military/aerospace and contract manufacturing are all seeing significant growth rates and Henkel anticipates that this will only continue for the foreseeable future.
�Recently, we have seen major manufacturers in automotive and in military/aerospace either transfer production from Europe to South Africa or set up additional, dedicated South African production sites,� comments Richard Boyle, Regional Technical Service Manager for Henkel. �And, growth in the contract manufacturing sector -- particularly for telecom, IT and entertainment products -- is even more rapid and represents the largest area of expansion for Henkel,� Boyle continues. �Establishing a partnership with a strong regional distributor like PEM Technologies is critical to our strategy for growth in this promising region.�
PEM Technologies has been selling to the electronics production sector for over ten years and has a dominant presence in the South African manufacturing community. Steve Eglinton, Managing Director of PEM, is confident the company�s relationship with Henkel will only serve to further enable customers� competitiveness. �Without question, Loctite is the leading brand of adhesives for electronics manufacturing and we are very enthusiastic about
representing Henkel materials throughout South Africa,� says Eglinton. �Henkel�s philosophy of supporting the customer through top-notch applications expertise, technical service and materials-based productivity enhancing tools is completely in line with PEM�s approach. With Henkel�s leading materials technologies, we look forward to helping customers develop their operations in South Africa.�
To find out more about Henkel�s complete materials portfolio, call the company�s headquarters at 949-789-2500 or log onto http://www.henkel.com/electronics. PEM Technologies can be reached via phone at +27 11908 3030 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. Henkel operates in three business areas -- Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives Technologies -- and ranks among the Fortune Global 500 companies. In fiscal 2007, Henkel generated sales of $19.218 billion and operating profit of $1.975 billion. Our more than 55,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.