Flemish trade mission to India delivers concrete results
The trade mission to India led by Minister-President Kris Peeters CD&V of the government of Flanders saw a number of Flemish companies sign concrete cooperation deals during the past few days. The Tridont Hotel Narriman Point, the target of terrorist attacks in Mumbai three years ago, was the ideal location to set off international collaboration. The Flemish SME HTMS, a specialist in metal seal technology, signed a joint venture with the Indian Futom. The new outfit will assume business with a staff of six in Pune, close to Mumbai. The Louvain-based company Imec, a nano electronics research centre, will join forces with the Indian microchip manufacturer TowerJazz to explore the Indian chip industry. Imec will bring its technical expertise to the partnership and TowerJazz will focus on the sourcing of contacts. The Flemish Aquaplus and ASE Structure Design from India will sign a deal that will see the creation of Asewater Technologies, a new company that will establish water projects in the region around Chennai, a port in the south-east state of Tamil Nadu. The seven-day mission ends tomorrow.