Schilling Robotics expands into Asia-Pacific and South AmericaCompany News // January 24, 2011
Schilling Robotics has opened a new support centre in Singapore and has commenced construction of another in Brazil which will open in April 2011.
Both support centres will be in partnership with FMC Technologies and will be located at FMC facilities. The support centres will be staffed by comprehensive teams of local personnel who have all been trained by Schilling.
The level of service will be comparable to Schilling’s existing Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regional offices, offering dedicated, local personnel, spares inventory, product repairs, and technical training.
Each support facility will carry approximately US$1 million of spare parts inventory to ensure efficient service to customers.
“These expansions demonstrate Schilling Robotics’ commitment to global support for our customers,” said Tyler Schilling, CEO, Schilling Robotics.
“Our partnership with FMC Technologies has enabled us to expand rapidly into regions that require a comprehensive local presence, and provide our customers with the best support available in this industry.”
FMC’s Singapore employees are fully trained and ready for supporting Schilling Robotics’ customers. The Singapore facility has already started taking customer orders and will be providing technical support, including onsite repair of all Schilling manipulator systems.
The support facility in Macaé, Brazil will be a custom-designed 3,000ft2 building and local employees are currently being trained to staff this facility when it formally opens in the second quarter of 2011.