AN ENERGY specialist with a base in Daresbury has announced a new overseas business partner.

Operational Group, based in Sci-Tech Daresbury scientific and technology park near Runcorn and Warrington specialises in industrial energy reduction and re-use, and air pollution control for manufacturers.

The Cheshire headquartered group is now represented by KNK Kimya in Turkey, which works in the print and flexible packaging sectors.

Operational Group explained that the new agreement gives the specialist company a presence in an exciting region, represented by a trusted partner with an exceptional reputation in Turkey.

Serkan Konak, founder of KNK Kimya, said: "The Turkish flexible packaging print sector is growing and changing.

"Flexible packaging print investors are focusing on cost-savings instead of new printing machine investment.

"In combining the strengths of KNK Kimya and Operational Group, we can offer our customers cutting-edge innovations in both dryer optimisation and energy savings, and customer-focused support with cost savings."