Last week was certainly a busy one in Asia. With its myriad of cultures, people, food and business traditions, Asia is one of the world economy’s powerhouses. It boasts some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and is a major contributor to global growth. It came as no surprise then that key international trade players here were very keen to discover more about flexitanks and take advantage of this innovative technology.


My first stop was China and you can read more about my thoughts here. Next on the list was Malaysia.


There is an impressive business potential on this side of the world. A regional meeting with our global partners from SGS Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and of course, Malaysia, highlighted the numerous opportunities for latex, palm oil and base oil, to name a few.


Bruno Silva with representatives from SGS Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia


Our aim, together with SGS, is to provide flexitank supply and installation services wherever the customers are. And in the region, SGS’ role is assured by Gerald Wu who, together with his 15+ years’ experience of the flexitank industry, can ensure the proper technical and commercial follow up in all Southeast Asia. Together with him, BeFlexi is considering innovative solutions not only with flexitanks but also with heating pads, liner bags and other means of handling bulk liquids and solids for transportation or storage.


Southeast Asia will be one of the key focus areas for BeFlexi in 2017 so stay tuned to learn more.


In the meantime, we look forward to another busy week, but this time in the USA. First up will be San Antonio, where I’m attending the AFPM Base Oil and Waxes Conferences with SGS. And then Houston – a key North American port for the shipment of oils and chemicals – where we have a couple of meetings lined up.