The company has appointed Andy Tang as APAC regional business manager to run the Singapore office and develop sales distributorships across the region. Tang’s brief is to establish a platform for the introduction and support of Hydro’s vortex control and separation technologies. He will be responsible for developing Hydro’s business in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand.
“After significant sales growth in recent years, Hydro is now keen to consolidate its successes and grow its business potential in APAC,” explained international business director Clive Evans. “Hydro is moving closer to the international markets it serves, providing a higher-profile and responsive service to customers in the region.”
An engineering graduate of Aberdeen University, Tang has more than 18 years of experience in sales management in the pumps and hydraulics industries in Singapore, notably with Boerger Pumps, Fuglesangs and Viking Pumps.
Tang said: “I have been very impressed by Hydro’s vortex-based control and separation technologies and their no-power, no-moving parts design. Many countries in the region are prone to periods of intense, sudden rainfall leading to flooding and river pollution. Hydro’s products are well-placed to address the growing desire to improve surface water control and treatment.”
Hydro’s record in the region includes orders for more than 100 Downstream Defender vortex separators to improve surface water quality as part of the River of Life project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The company has also seen significant interest in its wastewater grit removal solutions, and for its Hydro-Brake Vortex Flow Controls and Vortex Drop Shaft technologies.