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Indian healthcare firm Trivitron focuses on Middle East

The emerging Indian medical equipment and technology company Trivitron Healthcare is eyeing Middle East and European markets via its new wholly-owned subsidiary in the UAE.

GSK Velu, the managing director and founder of Trivitron Healthcare, says the company is scouting for locations for a UAE manufacturing base. Ravindranath K / The National
GSK Velu, the managing director and founder of Trivitron Healthcare, says the company is scouting for locations for a UAE manufacturing base. Ravindranath K / The National

The emerging Indian medical equipment and technology company Trivitron Healthcare is eyeing Middle East and European markets via its new wholly-owned subsidiary in the UAE.

The Chennai-based company converted Star Trivitron, which was a joint venture between the healthcare wing of Al Ghurair Group's ETA Ascon and Trivitron Healthcare, into Trivitron's wholly-owned Dubai subsidiary in late December.

The 15-year-old Trivitron focuses on women's health, infectious diseases, cardiology and neo-natal screening, among other areas.

"It would allow us to headquarter our Europe, Middle East and Africa operations in the Dubai Health Care City, and focus more on the Middle East and African markets," said GSK Velu, the managing director and founder of Trivitron Healthcare, referring to the new fully-owned subsidiary.

The company is also scouting for locations in the UAE, including Ras Al Khaimah, to start its manufacturing operations, and expects to open a factory in the Emirates next year.

The UAE manufacturing base "would cater to the greater Middle East and African markets," said Mr Velu. "Earlier we focused only in the UAE and [Arabian Gulf] region."

Currently Trivitron has three factories, all of them in India in Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.

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