13 November 2015
High-tech company HGS opens European office in The Hague
Today high-tech company HGS India officially opened their new office in The Hague. The Indian Ambassador H.E. Mr. J.S. Mukul and Peter Jägers (CEO Department for Economic and Urban Development of the Municipality of The Hague) congratulated Mr. Anil Das (Managing Director of HGS (India) Ltd (HGSI)) and Louis Rademakers (CEO HGS Products), on the establishment of their company in the West Holland area and presented them a special plaque as a warm welcome. InnovationQuarter assisted HGSI in co-operation with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA) and the City of The Hague in setting up this new subsidiary for Marketing & Sales in The Hague.
From left to right: Peter Jägers (CEO Department for Economic and Urban Development for the Municipality of The Hague), Mr. Anil Das (Managing Director of HGSI), Louis Rademakers (CEO HGS Products) and Indian Ambassador H.E. Mr. J.S. Mukul. © Daniel Verkijk
Geophones by HGS Products
HGSI manufactures sensor products such as geophones, cables and connectors in two production facilities in India and will market its products through HGS Products. Main markets for HGS Products in Europe are the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Switzerland. They used to market their products in Europe via a joint venture partner and this year HGSI decided to set up their own subsidiary in the Netherlands. This subsidiary, HGS Products B.V., will be the Marketing & Sales office in Europe. The next step is setting up R&D facilities in cooperation with amongst others the TU Delft, TNO and companies in the region to develop a new generation geophones.
“Within half a year HGS Products B.V. has been able to establish itself as the preferred supplier for quality geophones in the market of small seismic surveys and vibration monitoring”, says CEO Louis Rademakers. “A large number of high-end engineering companies and mining associations around the globe have identified HGS Products as the primary supplier of tailor made geophones and sensors for vibration monitoring and machine condition monitoring. The collaboration between the engineering teams of our customers and our dedicated staff in both the Netherlands and India has resulted in a broadening product portfolio and a list of new products that we need to work on in the near future. With the official opening of our The Hague office we emphasize our intentions to be a long term partner to our esteemed customers in this specialized field of Industry.”
From left to right: Loek Becker Hoff (InnovationQuarter), Rinke Zonneveld (InnovationQuarter), Peter Jägers (Municipality of The Hague), Mr. Anil Das (HGSI), Louis Rademakers (HGS Products) and H.E. Mr. J.S. Mukul (Ambassador India), Phaedra Veendendaal (InnovationQuarter) and Ivo Meijer (WFIA). © Daniel Verkijk
Choice for West Holland
In co-operation with the NFIA, the WFIA and the City of The Hague, InnovationQuarter assisted HGSI in setting up their new subsidiary in The Hague. The company is now fully operational and has three staff members.
“We are very pleased to welcome HGS Products’ Marketing & Sales office in The Hague.” states Marleen Zuijderhoudt, Executive Director at WFIA. “We are proud to have worked closely with theNFIA and InnovationQuarter to assist HGSI in their decision for The Hague. It will strengthen the already strong ties with India and the Indian community in The Netherlands and The Hague.”
“I had the honour to visit HGSI recently in New Delhi, India. I was impressed by the strong focus and clear strategy of the company.” says Rinke Zonneveld, Executive Director at InnovationQuarter. “We congratulate HGS India with the official opening of their The Hague office and we are fully dedicated in helping HGS Products to prosper in our region”.