Aggreko Opens Thailand Depot to Enhance Presence in Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE, June 10, 2014
SINGAPORE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and
temperature control solutions, today announced the opening of a new depot in
Songkhla, Thailand, to enhance service standards for both existing and
potential customers throughout Southeast Asia. The announcement comes as
Aggreko seeks to drive business growth in key sectors across the region, with
Thailand selected for its strategic location and proximity to current and
Having traditionally served regional customers from a central location in
Singapore, the new service depot will assist the needs of Thailand and
neighbouring Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. The move strengthens
Aggreko's presence and reach across Asia - currently with 27 offices - and
allows it to help bridge the power gap in key markets.
In increasing the scope and efficiency of its offering, Aggreko will enable
customers to realise their business potential, drive business continuity and
power mission-critical assignments until improvements to energy infrastructure
can be achieved across the region. It will also allow Aggreko to provide
faster turnaround times for services, increased flexibility and significant
savings on equipment logistics.
"We are excited by the prospect of increasing our business activity in
Thailand, whose vibrant economy and proliferation of relevant industries makes
it an obvious location for a second regional depot," said Debajit Das,
Regional Director - APAC (Asia Pacific) for Aggreko. "Our decision to
establish a physical presence here reflects confidence from customers in our
ability to help them overcome roadblocks and eliminate power limitations in a
way that makes business sense, even in the most extreme conditions."
Kuah Boon Kiam, General Manager, Southeast Asia - Aggreko, added: "Thailand is
the cornerstone of Aggreko's growth plans in Southeast Asia. We aim to build
on the success we have already achieved to grow our customer base here and in
neighbouring countries by delivering unmatched scale, deep sector-specific
knowledge and an experienced team that understands both the local and regional
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating
from 202 locations. In 2013 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 1.9bn). Aggreko
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the
FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need
them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time.
Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to
service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power
shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.
We serve our customers either through our 202 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire
our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects
business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a
power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our
customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity
we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these
requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the
Ryder Cup and Cirque du Soleil and the power utilities in over 50 countries
including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2013 we fulfilled almost 48,000 customers' assignments and 72% of those who
responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at :
Contact: Johanna Grijalba I Group PR Manager - Aggreko | PO Box 17576, Dubai,
UAE - T: +971(0)4-808-6761 | M: +971(0)56-177-5761, E:
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