Trade mission

It wasn’t just Teresa May who travelled over to China this February for a trade mission. Business Micros’ directors Graeme Bailey and Jim Cronie headed east as well, joining Wegoma China and Guangdong Glass Technologies on a week-long trip.

Graeme and Jim were there to demonstrate Business Micros’ EvoNET factory management system to Guangdong Glass, and to work alongside Wegoma in helping it create a new manufacturing facility near Shanghai serving China’s booming commercial glazing market.

EvoNET helps manufacturers to create paperless factories which includes monitoring and reporting. It works seamlessly with Wegoma machinery, so is potentially a perfect fit for the Chinese market, the company said.

“This was a great chance for me to look at the Chinese market and see what commercial opportunities it might present for Business Micros,” managing director Graeme Bailey said. “We’re already active in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Asia, so this could be the next logical step for us.”

Technical director Jim Cronie was on the trip with a different agenda.

“For me, it was about understanding how customers in China might want to use EvoNET and seeing how we might develop a bespoke version for them,” he said. “We certainly have the programming capability at our Dumfriesshire centre and it could be a very exciting new challenge for us.”