TROX MIDDLE EAST LAUNCHES MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN EGYPT
With the establishment of a local production in Middle East, Trox recognises the importance of the MENA region, the company stated
Trox Middle East has launched a manufacturing facility in Egypt. With the establishment of a local production in Middle East, Trox recognises the importance of the MENA region, the company stated. Talking to MEP Middle East at The Big 5 show in Dubai, Matthias Kasprowicz, managing director, Trox Middle East, said: “We have a prelaunch of our Middle East manufacturing unit in Egypt. The factory starts operation on 1st December and the big opening will be in January 2019.”
He added: “By establishing a factory in Egypt, we acknowledge that the Middle East is a very important market for us and we found the need to adapt the products to the local requirements. Egypt is a market which is growing. Also, countries like the UAE will never stop [growing]. UAE will always be one of the top markets. The future is bright even though it might be difficult for some pockets or sectors.”
About the Big 5, Kasprowicz said the show was “well attended and the quality of visitors is satisfying”. He said: “People are interested in seeing the full portfolio of Trox. Products that they have not seen before. People are keen to know about the products we have for the Middle East region. We have fan coil units and air handling units made in Egypt.”
One of the products Trox showcased at the event was its flagship product X-Cube. He said: “This air handling unit from Germany is a very high quality product. We have sold a couple of 100 units sold in the Middle East. At the moment, we are installing these in very critical projects such as health care, laboratories, etc. Also, the XCube is explosion proof certified. So it is also suitable in the oil and gas sector.”
On the matter of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Kasprowicz said that there was a lack of awareness in the region. He said: “There is lack of awareness and appreciation for indoor air quality. People don’t know yet how important air is. It has a big effect on the well-being and health, mood, and productivity of an individual. Also, economically, if you can see how many sick days you could avoid with a well-engineered air conditioning system, then that will have a big impact overall on the country’s economy. People who live here have to be aware of how important air is, throughout the engineering community from consultants, contractors, manufacturers, and also top down from the government. We have seen a lot of initiatives from the government too, but it can never be enough.
“All our profits are going into research and development. We have different initiatives for indoor air quality in research and development. What we see in the Middle East is that it quite a difficult and dusty environment. All these must be taken into consideration to have good indoor air quality.”
There is lack of awareness and appreciation for indoor air quality.″
Matthias Kasprowicz, managing director, Trox Middle East.