Industrial gear unit specialist Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT), acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) Ltd. in March 2011, recently announced that its European assembly center, based in the Antwerp gear plant will integrate the engineering, production, assembly, sales and service of the PARAMAX industrial gearboxes of Sumitomo for the EMEA region. As such the company has forged, together with the Power Transmission & Controls group of SHI, a customer oriented sales and service platform. Alongside, a clear product strategy for the EMEA region has been developed, offering its customers and end users a more accurate selection of gear units to serve both high and low torque applications. With the regional sales and service network all over the EMEA area, higher and more flexible availability of local contacts is assured. Integrating PARAMAX gear units in the HIT product portfolio and incorporating the production of PARAMAX in the Belgian gear plant later this year, customer responsiveness will improve significantly.