3M Strengthens Commitment to the Middle East Region

US's 3M announced opening of two specifically-designed Customer Experience Centers (CECs), in the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

3M Strengthens Commitment to the Middle East Region
Science-based company opens two Customer Experience Centers (CECs) in Abu Dhabi and Dammam - focused primarily on Oil and Gas Industry
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12 January 2016

In line with its commitment to providing innovative products and solutions, 3M announced today the opening of two specifically-designed Customer Experience Centers (CECs), in the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Both dedicated to the oil and gas sector, the CECs, located in Abu Dhabi and Dammam, were inaugurated by H. C. Shin, 3M Executive Vice President for International Operations.

Through dynamic displays and interactive, hands-on demonstrations, customers come to 3M innovation centers to collaborate with 3M experts and explore creative solutions to address their ever changing needs.

"At 3M, we understand the challenges the industry is now facing and as such we work closely with the oil and gas companies to help them improve productivity, increase efficiency and enhance performance. With the situation being volatile at the moment, oil and gas companies are looking at solutions to improve productivity and lower operational costs. With two dedicated 3M Customer Experience Centers opened in the region, we are confident that our technologies, products and solutions can help these companies solve complex issues across the industry's main segments," S B Min, Lab Manager, 3M R&D Middle East & Africa commented.

3M has Customer Experience Centers in 30 countries around the world designed to demonstrate its 46 core technology platforms and explain how they collaborate and use technologies to bring in unique and innovative solutions. The new facilities are among the very few of their kind in the region and will also serve as training hubs where 3M experts will share knowledge and global best practices with key stakeholders of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi's oil and gas sectors and address their needs.

The oil and gas industry will continue to be a focus for 3M. With more than 10,000 products that are used across the industry, 3M solutions can help industry players operate more efficiently and thus overcome some of today's toughest challenges across the industry's upstream, midstream and downstream segments. Their solutions also improve productivity for the oil and gas industry, protect and extend the life of critical assets, and protect people and the environment in which they operate.


About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.

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