ACE En­ergy

IN­TER­VIE­WEE: MAHENDAR ASARPOTA, VICE PRES­I­DENT, ACE EN­ERGY

Oil & Gas Middle East - - ADIPEC PREVIEW -

What is ACE En­ergy’s scope of busi­ness in the re­gion?

ACE En­ergy is a sup­plier of steel pip­ing ma­te­ri­als, work­ing within the Gulf re­gion’s en­ergy and con­struc­tion sec­tors.

Tell me about the ser­vices you of­fer; what sets ACE En­ergy apart from oth­ers?

ACE En­ergy spe­cialises in be­ing a fully com­pre­hen­sive sup­plier of pip­ing, fit­tings and valves (PFV) for projects in the re­gion.

We bridge the gap to es­tab­lish a solid re­la­tion­ship be­tween clients and man­u­fac­tur­ers, and we al­ways en­deav­our to pro­vide the best so­lu­tions to our val­ued cus­tomers.

How do you man­age grow­ing busi­ness while main­tain­ing high qual­ity stan­dards?

Some things do not go out of fash­ion, like in­tegrity and ded­i­ca­tion.

We have been for­tu­nate to have very ef­fec­tive team lead­ers who have al­ways en­sured that our com­mit­ments to our cus­tomers are given pri­mary im­por­tance with­out any sac­ri­fice in terms of over­all qual­ity.

How does next year look for ACE En­ergy, given ris­ing oil prices?

With the in­crease of oil prices we are very op­ti­mistic that there will be a very large amount of in­vest­ment go­ing into the oil and gas sec­tor, which we ex­pect will be re­flected in a very busy 2019.

How has new tech­nol­ogy in­flu­enced your busi­ness?

Ad­vance­ments in tech­nol­ogy used by the com­pany, and the in­dus­try at large, have brought in­creased ef­fi­ciency to all sec­tors of the coun­try, and, of course, to the oil and gas in­dus­try it­self. Among those tech­nolo­gies, we can count FIFO, VAT, and just in time pro­cure­ment sys­tems, which are chang­ing the way com­pa­nies do busi­ness.

What are the key ar­eas of fo­cus for ACE En­ergy in the com­ing year?

We are very op­ti­mistic about our neigh­bour­ing GGC coun­tries be­com­ing more ac­tive; specif­i­cally with new projects that should be an­nounced and should be­gin very soon.

One clear ex­am­ple of this is the govern­ment of Abu Dhabi’s plans to launch ap­prox­i­mately $13.6bn worth of projects, which we be­lieve will spur many pos­i­tive ini­tia­tives that could help the en­tire coun­try.

With the new out­look of Saudi Ara­bia’s lead­er­ship, we ex­pect that the King­dom will start up a lot of projects. We also are see­ing a lot of pos­i­tiv­ity in Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait, which would be our tar­get mar­kets for the com­ing year.

Do you have any plans for growth and ex­pan­sion in the re­gion?

Our cur­rent fo­cus for the next two years is to es­tab­lish a strong foothold in the Emi­rate of Abu Dhabi. We are also in dis­cus­sion with sev­eral part­ners for pos­si­ble joint ven­tures to set up man­u­fac­tur­ing units within the Gulf re­gion.

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