Ion Science opens India office

With the Indian Government giving increasing importance to the control of air, water and noise pollution, Ion Science continues to expand globally with the opening of an office in Hyderabad.

Ion Science India Pvt. Ltd will primarily focus on sales of its wide range of volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors within pharmaceutical, refinery and petrochemical applications across the Indian subcontinent.

The newly established business will also target the region’s growing indoor air quality (IAQ) market with demand for photoionization detectors (PIDs) from HVAC, glass and ceramic manufacturers, chemical processors, institutions, pollution control boards and Indian Green Building Council rating systems (IGBC) requiring VOC-free paints and varnishes.

India’s Environment bodies have guidelines such as USEPA Clean Air Act for National Ambient Air Quality, Continuous Emissions Monitoring, Factory Directorate monitors factories on various problems concerning safety, health, efficiency and well – being of the persons at work places, that covers Occupational Safety and Health aspects of workers.

In addition, all major commercial spaces, factories and office buildings apply for Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) rating which requires monitoring of toxic gases.

Ion Science chose Hyderabad for its central location to the industrial hubs of Chennai, Vizag, Raipur and Mumbai, as well as its excellent rail, road and air connections. Recent estimates of the economy of the city’s metropolitan area have ranged from $40 billion to $74 billion (PPP GDP) and have ranked it fifth or sixth most productive area of India.

The new Indian office will be headed up by KS Chari who comments: “Establishing Ion Science India will allow us to reach up to 70 per cent of our customers directly and offer an added level of assurance regarding product quality and commitment to service.

“It will be especially beneficial to the major refinery and petrochemical customers that prefer direct contact with instrument manufacturers. We will also be developing relationships with regional sub dealers in due course.”

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