Koso Kent Introl further strengthens Brazil presence

Mark Harris and Silvia Serpa

For the past decade, KKI has exported its products to the rapidly-developing oil and gas industry in Brazil. To show their commitment to the region, in 2010, the company appointed UKbased Mark Harris to the role of Brazil Area Business Manager, and in 2010 signed a 5-year agency agreement with RTS Valvulas based in Sao Paulo.

This month, the company is further strengthening its Brazil team by employing an additional Area Business Manager to be located in Rio de Janeiro. Silvia Serpa, a Chemistry Engineering graduate with a control valves and applications engineering background, is currently undertaking her induction in the UK, but will be returning to Brazil in late July to begin her duties in earnest.

Silvia’s appointment is the first part of KKI’s strategy to develop a strong presence in Brazil; which will eventually include an incountry manufacturing facility, utilising local labour and supply chain. The ultimate objective of KKI’s strategy is to meet country requirements to provide up to 75% local content. Silvia’s role will focus on business development and continuing to build strong customer relationships in the upstream oil and gas market sector. KKI has long been aware of the benefit of building strong local relationships, and this appointment further demonstrates the longterm strategy for supplying this dynamic market.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 22


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