MAPEI UN­VEILS $6.5bn PRO­DUC­TION FA­CIL­ITY AND NEW OF­FICES IN DUBAI

Con­struc­tion chem­i­cals provider, Mapei, in­vested more than $6.5mn for the ex­pan­sion of its pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity and new ofäces at the Dubai In­vest­ments Park (DIP).

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At the 40,000sqm plot, the newly ex­panded fa­cil­ity now fea­tures an ad­di­tional 8,000sqm cov­ered ware­house for larger stor­age ca­pac­ity. The ad­di­tion of the new liq­uid line in the ex­pan­sion al­lows Mapei to in­crease pow­der and liq­uid prod­uct vol­umes, lo­gis­tics, tech­ni­cal cen­tre, and ac­com­mo­date in­creas­ing prod­uct de­mand as it ex­pands its op­er­a­tions to new ter­ri­to­ries and man­u­fac­tures new prod­uct lines for the re­gion.

The new oflces fea­ture more than 2,000sqm of builtup area which in­cludes a show­room and train­ing cen­tre and is now a work­place to more than 126 em­ploy­ees from over 22 na­tion­al­i­ties.

Veron­ica Squinzi, global de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor of Mapei, said: “We re­in­force and po­si­tion our­selves based on the re­quire­ments of the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion and en­hanc­ing our pro­duc­tion and cus­tomer ser­vice ca­pac­ity, both in terms of in­creased lo­gis­tics as well as tech­ni­cal sup­port is part of the com­pany’s wider strat­egy to turn our fa­cil­ity in Dubai into the re­gional head­quar­ters, ef­fec­tively serv­ing the Mid­dle East, East­ern and part of the Sub-sa­ha­ran Africa.”

This ex­panded fa­cil­ity is among 82 sub­sidiaries, with 75 man­u­fac­tur­ing plants con­tribut­ing to 25,000 tons of prod­ucts shipped daily from 54 coun­tries across lve con­ti­nents.

Ste­fano Ian­na­cone, re­gional di­rec­tor of Mapei Con­struc­tion Chem­i­cals, said: “We are op­ti­mistic with the in­creased de­mands in the con­struc­tion mar­ket. Our new ex­panded fa­cil­ity in Dubai will help in sup­port­ing and serv­ing the de­mand from projects and to ful­lll the vi­sion­ary re­quire­ments. This will be­come the pil­lar on which build­ing our pro­duc­tion fu­ture fa­cil­i­ties we plan to build in other coun­tries. In fact, we in­tend to con­tinue our in­vest­ments in the re­gion and sup­port the lo­cal mar­kets by pro­duc­ing pow­der and liq­uid prod­ucts, the for­mu­la­tions of which, we know can es­tab­lish our pres­ence in the mar­ket, fastest.”

Omar Al Mes­mar, gen­eral man­ager of DIP, com­mented: “Mapei, man­u­fac­tur­ing in­no­va­tive prod­ucts to the most strin­gent health, safety, and en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards within the mixed-use DIP, is a mat­ter of im­mense pride. DIP is com­mit­ted to en­hanc­ing cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence and hence is con­tin­u­ously im­prov­ing its in­ter­nal road net­work, di­rec­tions to cus­tomers, as well as power and util­ity sys­tems.”

MAPEI is deter­mined to strengthen its mar­ket pres­ence across the re­gion by in­tro­duc­ing more prod­uct lines in the Midd le East, and East­ern and West­ern Africa.

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