In our next news we will introduce to you our business partners emphasizing their importance to Filtec. Let us begin from Steer. Steer is a manufacturer and designer of specialized components, systems and work platforms that transform Polymers, Biopolymers, Pharmaceuticals and Food, using the core application of Co-rotating Twin Screw Extrusion and other high quality and high technology ancillary equipment.
Established in 1993 by Dr. Babu Padmanabhan with the vision of Steer a new world, Steer has today 5 main offices and 10 satellite offices, serves over 35 countries across the globe supported by a talented workforce of over 500 engineers, scientists and technicians. For Filtec Steer turned out to be a highly reliable partner able to share a vision: to bring value to the process of the plastic materials processing.
Steer designs and actually tests in the field the innovative solutions for cylinders and screws of its cylinders and screws of Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruders and owns a foundry where such elements are produced. In a separate laboratory with extruders, such elements are actually tested in different configurations and with the plastic materials supplied by customers or customers-to-be. A Steer extruder is the core of an extrusion test line that Filtec will place at their premised together with equipment supplied by other partners.
Last, but not the least, Steer can offer the overhaul and revamping services for cylinders and screws of Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruders produced by other OEMs. Or Steer can re-design them completely in accordance to new customer needs and sell them at a very competitive price.
For the above reasons, Filtec works together with reliable partners sharing the same approach and vision. The established collaborative synergy will allow to place on the market the designed Filtec pelletizers even in the very important markets of India and Asia. Steer provides a solid base to enter the ever growing and interesting strategic market in India and opening to the Filtec pelletizers the doors of hundreds of Indian companies that are happy customers of Steer.
Finally, with a wider range of products, Filtec may offer Steer extruders and systems to the many Italian customers who already appreciate features and quality of the Filtec pelletizers. For such Italian customers of Steer, Filtec will arrange the after-sale service directly from its premises. The partnership with Steer will allow Filtec to reach the Italian producers of sheet, film, pipes and other than the pellitizing and that do not know us yet.