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EAST HARTFORD, CONN. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless flooring, today announced the appointment of Hiep Hiep Phat Trading Co. Ltd. of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as the exclusive distributor and contractor for the supply and installation of Dur-A-Flex’s systems.
The news comes on the heels of a Korean partnership that was recently announced by Dur-A-Flex. The partnerships reflect Dur-A-Flex’s expanding Asian presence and the increasing accessibility of its high quality and innovative product line by foreign markets.
“We are very happy to enter into this partnership with Hiep Hiep Phat Trading Co. Ltd.,” says Peter V. Ferris, President and Chief Operating Officer at Dur-A-Flex. “Their knowledge of the local market and their expertise in the flooring industry convinced us this would be a great unity of our world class products and their high quality installation. This combination is a great a recipe for substantial growth in the Vietnamese market,” he concludes.
Dur-A-Flex has a strong international presence, having partnered with companies in five continents, and continues expanding by targeting partners that complement its own strengths and working closely with them to ensure a wide range of flooring systems are available to meet their customers’ unique needs.
Hiep Hiep Phat Trading Co. Ltd. (HHP) was established in Vietnam over 12 years ago initially as floor specialists, focusing mainly on small projects and later targeting larger industrial floor installations including manufacturing and pharmaceutical facilities. With a strong rapport in the Vietnamese flooring industry, HHP now offers seamless systems to a wide range of facilities including supermarkets, hotels/resorts, parking garages among other commercial and residential projects.
In 2007, HHP expanded its services to providing high quality floor finishes, offering full services to the client: consultation, supply, installation and support. HHP has progressively expanded with three offices established in Vietnam's major cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and Da Nang, enabling the entity to capture a larger market share. With a wide project base and creation of a strong network of architects and investors, HHP has established itself as the number one floor installer in Vietnam.
HHP will offer all of Dur-A-Flex’s flooring systems including urethane, epoxy, methyl methacrylate and colored aggregates to a variety of Vietnamese industries. Mica-Flex, the newest in Dur-A-Flex’s lineup of decorative flooring systems and Poly-Crete® Color-Fast topcoat, part of the cementitious urethane flooring systems, top the list of products continuing their debut within the Asian market.
Named one of the “Best Places to Work in CT” for the fourth time by the Hartford Business Journal-sponsored awards program, Dur-A-Flex is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of quality epoxy, urethane, methyl methacrylate and colored aggregates offering a complete line of high performance polymer flooring and wall systems. The versatile seamless applications provide improved safety, minimal downtime and easy maintenance to all industries. To learn more about Dur-A-Flex, please visit www.dur-a-flex.com.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (NOV. 27, 2012) – Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring,has named Murty Bhamidipati, Ph. D. Manager, Research and Development.
“Murty has taken a natural leadership role and is, without doubt, an extremely qualified individual whose accomplishments reflect his tremendous work ethic and dedication to Dur-A-Flex,” said David Hughes, Vice President of Marketing, Research and Development.
Bhamidipati said, “I am very happy to accept this role as R&D Lab Manager. My five years of service at Dur-A-Flex have afforded me many opportunities to be a part of developing the innovative product lines that our customers have come to know. I look forward to many more years of helping my peers develop industry leading next generation products.”
A Simsbury, Conn. resident, Bhamidipati earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Andhra University, India. He has 18 years of industrial experience in coatings development and is also the author of many related publications.
Named one of the “Best Places to Work in CT” for the fourth time by the Hartford Business Journal-sponsored awards program, Dur-A-Flex is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of quality epoxy, urethane, methyl methacrylate and colored aggregates offering a complete line of high performance polymer flooring and wall systems. The versatile seamless applications provide improved safety, minimal downtime and easy maintenance to all industries.