Excellent news for FMS as a business, for our customers nationwide and especially for our customers in Ireland. We have signed a strategic partnership agreement with Astech (Ireland) Ltd.
What does that mean? It means that within the partnership, Astech will provide direct support to our customers in Ireland for equipment sales, pre- and post-sales applications expertise and on-site field service. The Astech team will collaborate with our own FMS Ireland team, headed by our Commercial Director Deborah Haisman.
The new partnership provides us with a trusted and highly respected partner in Ireland. Astech is very well established as a leading supplier to the cleanroom sector in the country. It’s a great fit for our business and mirrors the focused expertise we deliver across the UK.
Astech shares our philosophy. We are known for exemplary customer service and in Astech we recognise the same. Like us, the company supports its customers to maximise uptime and ensure that the industry’s best contamination control solutions are provided to each facility.
We are happy to report that Ronan Banerjee, the Managing Director of Astech Ireland Ltd, views the partnership with FMS with equal enthusiasm as a valuable resource for customers in Ireland. He is pleased with the opportunity to join forces with us to share contamination control expertise and benefit from an industry-leading range of products. Astech will now be able to supply superior TSI particle counters and monitoring solutions to the many progressive pharma and high-tech business markets in Ireland. We’re excited by that prospect.
Simon Tebb, our EMEA Global Key Account Manager Controlled Environments at TSI Inc. is delighted that we’ve chosen this progressive path to collaborate with a business that’s well respected in Ireland. It’s good to hear that Simon is confident that the new partnership will pay dividends for cleanroom users in Ireland across multiple industry sectors.
On that note, we will look to strengthen our localised sales and support in Ireland for the unique TSI BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter. Ireland has a dynamic pharma manufacturing sector; the BioTrak is the market’s leading biofluorescent ARMM, providing advanced functionality to help pharma companies comply with new Annex 1 directives for continuous aseptic monitoring. That’s another great fit, particularly as the FMS5 software from TSI provides a comprehensive Annex 1 compliant monitoring solution.
A final partnership benefit for customers in Ireland: Astech will also open its in-house technical workshop operations to offer calibration and repair services to existing and future FMS customers in the country.