Product innovation and automation firm Garmen has launched a new suite of services to assist manufacturers in establishing relationships in Asia.

The firm has selected John Messer, former director of product development for Invensys (then Exide Electronics), to direct and manage these projects. Messner has experience in establishing international engineering and manufacturing networks to create global supply chains, Garmen said. He will lead clients through the entire process of establishing business relationships, logistics, credit and risks, according to Garmen.

“John Messer has seen it all … he knows what it takes to be successful in doing business in Asia,” Dean Drummond, manager of the product innovation group at Garmen. “This new gateway to Asia will allow us to provide new product solutions that involve both domestic and non-domestic manufacturing sourcing strategies. John’s expertise will make it as easy as possible for Garmen and our clients.”

A growing number of Garmen’s clients are doing business in Mexico and Asia while others have a desire to do so but are uneducated and inexperienced in what it requires, the company says.

These new services will include both consulting and delivery of components and products. Through the consulting services, Garmen will advise and assist in all aspects of logistics and protocols for the successful establishment and maintenance of Asian manufacturing relationships.

This new “gateway” to Asia will allow Garmen to provide new product solutions that involve both domestic and non-domestic manufacturing sourcing strategies.

Garmen: www.garmen.com