The 40-page catalog is available online and in print and has information on the company’s products and engineering services for food processing and industrial manufacturers.
Nicole Evans, brand manager, CES, told FoodProductionDaily.com it plans to introduce a website in Chinese and Portuguese later this year.
“We have placed an increased emphasis on expanding our business in several international markets outside the US,” she said.
“Latin America, in particular, is a region of growth where we have established a base of sales representatives to better serve customers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
“These regions are served by the stainless steel conveyor belts we produce at our plants in Mexico and Brazil as well as our main plant in the US in Cambridge, Maryland. We are also looking to grow our business in Spain.”
Evans added, inaddition to manufacturing stainless steel conveyor belts, the company is known in North America for working directly with manufacturers and for its full service approach that includes consultation, engineering and product (belt).
She said the catalog will give customers and agents in Spanish-speaking countries the resources they need to see its product line and understand how CES belts can improve speed, increase production and promote cleanliness and safety in food processing plants.
“Domestically, we are focusing on obtaining government certifications of our products as a way of further validating performance and reliability,” she said.
“Our latest Duraflex Edge recently received certification from the USDA Dairy Equipment Review as an approved metal conveyor belt by the USDA Dairy Grading Branch.
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“Applications are pending for testing and certification under the USDA Mechanical Belt Conveyors Used in Meat and Poultry Processing category. Outside the US, we are looking to add agents to sell CES belts. Our newest agent will cover the Benelux region and Poland.”
Currently, Agustin Loya, international sales director, CES, oversees all of Latin America and Brazil, with the help of regional directors in Mexico, Central America and Brazil.
Loya joined the company in January 2013, and has sales representatives in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.