UK: Gage Global Service was recently awarded a significant volume of automotive purge solvent business in the northern region of the UK with full time supply commencing in July 2014. With approximate annual volume of 1.5 million liters, this represents a boost in customer confidence for Gage in the UK. The business award is based on a purge solvent supply and recovery program to be fully implemented by early 2015. The program contains a series of cost reduction measures through efficiency and equipment optimization savings. We are very proud of our record in our global locations and are committed to providing the best service and value possible for our customers.
Brazil: Gage do Brazil continues to provide its customers with our extensive range of products and solutions in the Brazilian auto industry despite a recent downturn in vehicle production. We are committed to providing our current customers with the best possible service and welcome the opportunity to provide the market newcomers such as BMW, Chery, JAC and new assembly plants built by Honda and Mercedes Benz, with the same value and service we have always delivered.
Mexico: Gage de México has provided an alternative means of supply and services to our customers for the past 16 years. The Mexican automotive market continues to expand with news that automakers such as Kia, Mazda, Honda, Audi, BMW, Renault, Nissan and Daimler have either begun manufacturing light vehicles in the past year or have disclosed plans to do so. With this confidence to expand as a backdrop, Gage de Mexicohas recently launched its solvent closed-loop recycling program at two key automotive plants in the region with additional plans to expand and provide the same benefits it has to other auto makers in previous years.