Electrolube said it aims to strengthen the company’s presence in the market and stimulate interest in their new products, which include contact lubricants, conformal coatings, thermally conductive materials, resins and service and maintenance aids.

The new office will support distribution based in North India by Sumitron and will concentrate on the Southern India technology manufacturing centres in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore, Chennai and Pune, for automotive, but with flexibility to serve anywhere in India.

"It is a very dynamic time for Electrolube and indeed for materials innovation. India is a large and growing market for the electronics industry and expanding Electrolube’s operations is a great opportunity. Having a direct presence in the country will allow us to improve contact with the market and provide first rate technical support to critical market sectors,” said Ron Jakeman, Group Managing Director of H K Wentworth.

New appointment

Padmanabha Shaktivelu has been appointed Sales Manager of Electrolube India and joins the company from Delta Electronics where he held the position of Deputy Manager of Power Electronics for South India and Key Account Manager.

Commenting on his appointment, Padmanabha said, “I’m delighted to be on board at such an interesting time for the company and look forward to building relationships with new customers and expanding the Electrolube product groups in India.”