For Robert Lindberg, an opportunity appeared last December when the president of a Chinese company brought a group of top managers to the offices of Santa Rosa adhesives manufacturer Reltek.

As a result of that meeting, Reltek acquired a new distributor for exports to China. Ten months later, sales of its high-performance adhesives, sealants and coatings are taking place from a new office in Ningbo, China, staffed by five of the Chinese company’s employees.

In turn, the Santa Rosa business of nine workers has expanded its own facilities in an office park near Corporate Center Parkway.

“We now have enough space to triple our volume, which we plan to do in the next three to five years,” said Lindberg, Reltek’s founder, president and CEO.