Indiana Company Beefs up Global Presence

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Indianapolis-based POLARIS Laboratories is expanding in Europe. The fluid analysis company has opened a new facility in Poland. Chief Executive Officer Bryan Debshaw says the move allows POLARIS to "grow in the same markets our customers are growing." February 13, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - POLARIS Laboratories continues to grow its global footprint as it establishes a new laboratory to serve European customers in Poznan, Poland.

"Our continued expansion into the global marketplace is exciting," CEO Bryan Debshaw said. "Opening the laboratory in Poznan allows us to grow in the same markets our customers are growing in so we can provide better service to them."

Poland was chosen for the laboratory location due to its Central European location, educated workforce and market potential. The city of Poznan was selected based on its location, shipping capabilities and available laboratory space. POLARIS Laboratories has acquired space at the Poznan Science and Technology Park, which is designed to help businesses work with students.

"Our award-winning HORIZON application is being well-received in the European market," Debshaw said. "Our customers value seeing the condition of their fluid analysis program from a 10,000-foot view before diving in close to review the details that form the bigger picture. No one else offers such a complete package of proven impact, uptime and savings in Europe."

European Territory Sales Manager Gwyn Simmonds joined POLARIS Laboratories to assist existing European customers and seek out new customers who will send their samples to the Poznan facility. European companies interested in improving equipment uptime and saving money through fluid analysis should contact Gwyn Simmonds at gsimmonds@polarislabs.com.

POLARIS Laboratories is an independent fluid analysis company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company analyzes oil, fuel, coolant and water-based fluids to provide maintenance recommendations that reduce maintenance costs, improve equipment reliability and minimize unscheduled downtime for companies in the transportation, oil and gas, construction, mining and power generation industries. The North American locations are ISO17025:2005 accredited by A2LA and all seven labs worldwide use the same test methods to ensure consistent results. The company serves more than 165,000 customers in 90 countries directly and through more than 125 private label fluid analysis programs, such as Chevron, Phillips 66, Ingersoll Rand, MTU and Cummins Filtration.

Source: POLARIS Laboratories