In addition to the Shanghai Purplan Mechanical Engineering Ltd., the company also has commercial agencies in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Furthermore, a production and distribution facility will be established in North America this year. Also planned is a collaboration with a Russian company in St. Petersburg. In 2012, Purplan will also be present with a sales and maintenance base in India. With more than 120 employees, the company has established itself internationally, but will continue to keep its headquarters in Lower Saxony Wallenhorst. Purplan was nominated for the "Lower Saxony foreign trade award as well as the "Grand Award for Medium-Sized Enterprises (Großer Preis des Mittelstandes) of the Oskar-Patzelt foundation, honouring small and medium-sized businesses in Germany for extraordinary activities in home and foreign countries.