Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened an office in France to provide factory-direct sales and application engineering services to customers in France and surrounding regions, Greg Slack, vice president global sales, Flexicon Corporation, announced.

The new location will be headed by Emmanuel Decoeur, regional sales manager, who holds a degree in Engineering (BTS FEE) from Lycée Hippolyte Fontaine (Dijon) and has served in various technical engineering positions since 2001. He most recently served as technical sales engineer for a major beverage company, managing the development, costing and installation of industrial process systems, and has trained on-site at Flexicon's European headquarters in Kent, England.

He will be responsible for building relationships with plant managers, engineers and other decision-makers in facilities that handle bulk solid materials across the food, pharmaceutical, mineral and general chemical industries.

“The local Dijon staff will have full access to Flexicon's engineering resources derived from over 22,000 installations worldwide which, together with our Lifetime Performance Guarantee, can take the risk out of purchasing bulk handling equipment and systems," notes Mr. Slack.

Headquartered in the USA,  Flexicon is a leading producer of bulk handling equipment offered throughout Europe since 1974. The company established a European manufacturing and sales office in Kent, U.K. in 1989, and in 2002, expanded capacity by 50 percent with the purchase of an adjacent facility. In 2012, the operation moved to a facility that consolidated and increased manufacturing and administrative space. Demand across Europe led to the opening of factory-direct sales offices in Barcelona, Spain in 2015; Aschaffenburg, Germany in  2016; and the new Dijon office. Other factory-direct sales offices are located in Chile, Singapore and Indonesia.