A collaborative agreement has been signed between Farmex, the Berkshire-based energy and control company, and Kcomber, a Chinese market research business based in Guangzhou.
The agreement follows a visit to China last May by Farmex managing director, Hugh Crabtree, under the UK government-funded Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP).
It also ties in with a new research project, linked to the structure of the Chinese pig industry, for which Kcomber is seeking a £100,000 grant from its local Department of Science and Technology.
“If the results of the research are positive we will need to put together a business model and this might involve exporting our Dicam controls to China or licensing the local manufacturing of a developed version matched to the Chinese market,” said Mr Crabtree.
Headline image shows Mr Crabtree (centre) with Alex He of Kcomber (right) and an interpreter (left) at a meeting in south China.