Gulf Industry Fair 2014, the region’s premiere industrial event, sees an increase in participation from the GCC and Europe.
First time Exhibitors at Gulf Industry Fair are world leading cable manufacturers DUCAB from the UAE and the region’s industrial powerhouse.
Saudi Arabia, is showing off its industrial might through MODON (the Saudi Industrial Property Authority). MODON is responsible for developing and supervising industrial lands in the Kingdom.
Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director of HCE, says: “MODON’s larger goal is to have a Saudi industry capable to compete locally and globally. Their participation at Gulf Industry Fair for the first time is recognition that Gulf Industry Fair is by far and away the region’s premiere industrial event — providing MODON with a target audience of businesses, customers and investors in the future industrial growth of the Kingdom.”
International participation is strong as in previous years seeing a large delegation from Holland.
Jaap Vandraager, the Dutch consul in Bahrain, has personally championed the promotion of companies from the Netherlands and their products in to the GCC. “The Netherlands has a dynamic economy with leading edge technology and products, which can add value for GCC businessmen and their companies looking to provide something unique in the market,” he says.
“Our support for Gulf Industry Fair grows year on year; our exhibitors have taken advantage of the exhibition being a gem hidden away from the eyes of many of our fellow European counterparts. This annual exhibition based in Bahrain provides excellent access to the Bahrain market and the huge business opportunities available in Saudi Arabia,” he adds.
Members of the Netherlands group are marketing themselves under the creative tag of the “Dutch Masters.” On the Dutch Masters canvas, visitors at GIF will meet with MH Hydraulics, stockist and manufacturer of spare parts for the hydraulic repair industry.
The MH CRC package includes complete workshops to repair pumps, motors and cylinders to manufacture seals and to assemble hydraulic hoses. HD Demolition is also in attendance. They are highly specialized in various demolition activities in both national and international.
No matter how high or extremely deep these projects are, HD Demolition’s specialized machines and extensive expertise for wreck removal and the development and construction of special adapted machines for both onshore demolition and offshore demolition Gutteling BV Composite Hoses specialize in the production and supply of composite hoses for hydrocarbons, chemicals, ship to shore
DP2Offsore Ltd. supplies no nonsense equipment and services to the marine, dredging, and oil and gas industry, specifically subsea cable and umbilical installation, diving and ROV inspection and survey.
Bell Dredging Pumps is highly specialized in various dredging types in the Netherlands and abroad.
BOA Recycling Equipment is a global supplier of machines for transporting, shredding, sorting and baling of waste.
This year, there will also be leading companies from Czechoslovakia. The Czech companies have partnered with High Mark Trading to provide these products and solutions in the GCC for the first time. The companies are Arkon Flow Systems, producers of electromagnetic flow meters, ENVI-PUR Ltd., specialist in development, production and the delivery of ecological equipment, focused especially on the branch of waste water treatment plants (WWTP) BioCleaner Biological WWTP, fats separators, oil separators, MBR, etc.
Kralovopolska Slevarna is producer of steel sand castings products in weights from 4,000 to 5,000 kg in single piece and low batch supplies, steel sand casting by wooden pattern, material range from carbon steel to stainless steel.
The strong European attendance is further enhanced by Belgium’s Agema SA specialized in the electrification of lifting and handling equipment, notably the power supply strings.
Concluding on the growing International presence, Abdulrahaman comments: “These companies know where the business opportunities are for them, and it is clear that they feel that the Gulf Industry Fair can provide access to these business opportunities.”