Taking another step in servicing the global diamond industry, Sarin Technologies Ltd. recently shipped a GalaxyTM 1000 system for the scanning and mapping of internal inclusions in rough diamonds to its new service centre in Gaborone. This has increased the number of its service centres to eight in the world, including one each in India (Surat and Mumbai), Israel, Belgium, Russia, South Africa and Namibia.
This service centre is operated by Indochine Botswana (Pty.) Ltd, a local business venture which has been providing Sarin with professional pre- and post-sales services for nearly two years. Uzi Levami, the Chief Executive Officer of Sarin commented, "With this new service being offered in Botswana, our customers there too will gain an unprecedented view into the internal features of the diamond, thus truly optimising the value realised by the stone’s owner. We believe the opening of the service centre in Gaborone is of special importance, due to its emerging importance in the world rough diamond trade."
Gaborone is evolving as one of the world’s primary rough diamond trading centres, as further evidenced by the planned relocation of De-Beers’ Diamond Trading Company (DTC) from London to Gaborone. Sarin describes its new service centre in Gaborone as one of immediate and long-term strategic importance.