Value Plastics Signs Local Distributor in Oceania
Published April 11, 2012
Fort Collins, Colo.-based Value Plastics, owned by Nordson Corp., has signed John Morris Scientific Pty. Ltd. (JMS) as a distributor to widen its presence in Australia and New Zealand. JMS, based in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, is a scientific instrument supplier.
Value Plastics already serves more than 100 Oceania companies from its Colorado offices, so JMS will allow the company to offer its customers local service. JMS has 12 offices throughout the region.
Value Plastics manufactures fluid fittings and other fluid management components used with the flexible tubing employed in healthcare and biopharmaceutical applications. JMS will carry all of Value Plastics’ products as well as providing local sales and technical support to customers. Another benefit will be that customers will be able to purchase products in local currency.
“Australia is a key market for medical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies,” said Value Plastics vice president Chuck Philipp.
While global companies do have a presence there, the Medical Technology Association (MTAA) of Australia categorizes the medtech industry in Australia as emergent. Because local industry is young, there is, according to the MTAA, a high level of innovation and, thus, a short average lifespan for medical products.
Nordson Corp. is based in Westlake, Ohio, and is involved in the manufacture of products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatments. Nordson acquired Value Plastics in June of last year.
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