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Source: Castell
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:01 AM IST (04:31 AM GMT)
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Castell Establishes its Presence in India by Appointing a New Application Engineer

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — Castell Safety International Ltd, the leading manufacturer of trapped key interlocking safety systems, has appointed a new application engineer for India. Ashok Dhanasekaran will identify potential markets and opportunities in the Indian region.

Ashok joined Castell three years ago at the company’s China operation as a quality assurance engineer. Prior to that, he spent a year in quality assurance in the die casting industry and three years at Assure eServices in Chennai as senior design engineer and team leader. Ashok graduated from Anna University in Chennai with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Commenting on his new role, Ashok said: ‘I have gained considerable experience of trapped key interlocking in Castell China, and I look forward to introducing this fail-safe system to the Indian market to improve the working conditions of personnel throughout industry.’

Ashok will report directly to David Hughes, Castell’s global sales director, who commented: “We are very pleased to make our first appointment in India. We see that there is a fantastic opportunity for Castell products within India to support the development of safe industrial working practices. Ashok has gained a wealth of knowledge working in Castell China and I believe that customers in India will find his skills and experience invaluable.”

About Castell

Castell Safety International Ltd ( was founded over 85 years ago in the United Kingdom. Since the inception of the industrial safety industry, Castell has been a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, developing products that keep pace with the needs of emerging markets and applications in all business sectors. Its products go beyond meeting legislation to create the safest working environments possible. The company now designs and manufactures the world’s widest range of industrial safety systems and offers unrivalled experience in trapped key interlocking. The company operates from locations in London (UK), Chennai (India), Shanghai (China), Chicago (USA) and Cologne (Germany). Castell is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. (, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology, is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has a hub office in Mumbai.

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Ashok Dhanasekaran, Castell Safety International Ltd, +91 9840631258,
Santosh Sen, Halma India, +91 (22) 67080400+91 9820247680,
Damian Corbet, Halma Public Relations, +44 (0) 20 8511 1821,


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