PROTEGO Middle East FZE ®
INTERVIEWEE: SANJIV ADVANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, PROTEGO MIDDLE EAST FZE®
What is your scope of business?
Braunschweiger Flammenfilter Gmbh (PROTEGO®) is a German manufacturer of protective systems in hazardous areas. PROTEGO® is a renowned name in the market with over 70 years of experience manufacturing safety equipment like flame arresters, breather valves, emergency vents, pilot operated valves, floating suction units, oil skimmers, roof drain systems and in-tank valves. In association with our partners, we also provide bypass conductors for floating roof tanks.
PROTEGO M.E.®, a subsidiary of Braunschweiger Flammenfilter Gmbh (PROTEGO®), was established in 2005 to extend support to our Mena-based clients.
Under the brand PROTEGO®, we provide outstanding consultancy and service to our customers worldwide, thereby earning their trust in our products, which serve industrial process engineering, oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceutical industries and the bio-energy sector. Our valued customers rely on the high standard of development and quality of our company.
What are you showcasing at ADIPEC?
Apart from our state of the art products like the breather valve with integral flame arrester, floating suction unit, end of line flame arresters & pressure vacuum relief vents; this year we shall be displaying PROTEGO’S® recentlylaunched pilot operated valves. We will also be showcasing the bypass conductors we manufacture in conjuction with our partner, Lighting Master Inc.
This year at our booth, our guests will have the opportunity to interact with our group CEO, Dr. Michael Davies. He is an industry leader on these products. Having close interactions with him will give our guests insight into his expertise regarding plant safety and integrity.
What are your goals for 2019?
Keeping in flow with the ICV requirements of ADNOC, we at PROTEGO M.E.® are all geared up to expand our manufacturing facility for flame arresters and pressure & vacuum relief valves. The facility is already ISO 9001:2015 and ATEX certified.
The consultative customer approach at PROTEGO® shall be further used to enhance our services for our esteemed customers by way of technical seminars and plant audits to achieve a high level of safety, both for our customers and the environment.
What challenges have you faced this year?
Q4 of 2017 was a record quarter for our tank equipment business, and the timely execution of these orders was a challenge. However, our offices in Germany and Dubai worked tirelessly and executed the jobs to ensure a high level of satisfaction among our esteemed clients.
The market downturn and subsequent slowdown in projects was another challenge for PROTEGO®. We are already getting positive signals from the market and are optimistic that 2019 will be a good year for the region when it comes to oil and gas projects. This is the reason we are gearing up to support this high growth market.
What are some successes from this year?
We launched our state of the art pilot operated valve, with strong recognition in global markets, and we are optimistic about results in the region. Another huge success was equipping most of the aviation product storage tanks with PROTEGO® floating suction units.
Besides supplying a high quality product, we at PROTEGO® believe in providing site engineering and supervision support. This support is provided for all of our products. Providing high quality products backed by in-depth engineering support is in PROTEGO®’S DNA!
What are your growth and development plans for 2019?
PROTEGO M.E.® has major plans for 2019, whereby we intend to expand our facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone and to increase our manpower to support highly sustainable growth.