Pyrotek, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the aluminium industry based in Washington, is set to open a major manufacturing plant within the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai.
Designed by Dubai-based Pax-Kent International
, the new plant is set for launch in November and is scheduled for occupancy in January next year.
A major company, Pyrotek designs and produces everything from large capital equipment to consumable parts.
To support the growing aluminium industry in the GCC, Pyrotek has been in Dubai for 20 years. It currently operates a sales and warehousing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone that serves the UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Northern Africa.
In addition to this facility, Pyrotek currently operates two plants in Bahrain at Askar and Hidd areas of the kingdom besides Al Khobar region in Saudi Arabia.
“This plant will grow our footprint in the heart of one of the major global aluminium smelting regions,” remarked Nigel Clear, the regional general manager for Pyrotek.
"It’s also very close to EGA, the biggest aluminium producer in the Gulf region that operates aluminium smelters in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It also has an alumina refinery in Abu Dhabi," he added.
Pyrotek said there is enough land at the site, located within the Jebel Ali Free Zone in western Dubai, to allow for an eventual doubling of the plant footprint.
The new Pyrotek plant will focus on manufacturing several major product lines and provide faster delivery of specific customized products in the region.
“It’s all about improving our service and shortening delivery times—prototyping and then supplying custom products fast,” stated Clear.
According to him, the Jafza site is ideal because of the ease of doing business there and the convenience of the Jebel Ali Port. "It is a very central logistics hub for the Middle East as many of the vessels and much of the container traffic coming into the Middle East moves through the Jebel Ali Port," he added.
Pyrotek said the plant will have an in-house design and engineering department. "That engineering team will be built up and developed with specific training over time. Along with providing products to companies in the aluminium industry, the existing facility supplies glass, steel, and noise control industry customers," he added.-TradeArabia News Service