Sonardyne Group Managing Director, Barry Clutton, has officially opened the new premises of Sonardyne Inc. in Houston, Texas.

The event was marked by a customer ‘Open House’ with equipment demonstrations and tours of the new facilities. Richard Binks, UK Sales Director, together with representatives of Sonardyne’s Survey Support Group were also present to celebrate the occasion.

Sonardyne has had an office in Houston for over 15 years, acting as a regional sales hub for the company’s subsea acoustic products. At twice the size of the previous office, the new facility has been made possible by strong sales growth within Sonardyne’s core North American business.

Houston based Senior VP, Spencer Collins, commented that success has been driven by increased demand offshore for the company’s products, in both existing markets and new application. These include subsea monitoring and telemetry, facilitated by Sonardyne’s development of advanced Wideband high speed underwater communications technology and diver detection sonars, already adopted by the US Navy.

The new facility will ensure that Sonardyne’s US sales team can continue to keep pace with market requirements and respond to customers’ ongoing requirements in demanding subsea applications. The opening of Sonardyne Inc’s new office closely follows the opening of new premises in Singapore, which supports the Asia region. Sonardyne will continue its global expansion plans with further development of its Brazil subsidiary throughout 2009.

Mr Binks, in a short presentation to invited guests and employees, expressed confidence in the company’s prospects and that further growth will be stimulated by the new premises and its amenities. These include a dedicated sales conferencing and customer training room, advanced repair and calibration facilities and space enough to create opportunities for local assembly of products. The new office also contains a purpose-built 10 foot deep, in-floor test tank for acoustic source level and systems testing.

“Supporting our customers both on and offshore is key to the business and the new Houston office will take our help and assistance to even higher levels”

Richard Binks

Sonardyne Inc
8280 Willow Place Drive
Suite 130, Houston
Texas 77070

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