GV2 – VEDA FRANCE, the building joint specialist, will be exhibiting its latest products at the Big 5 show in Dubai on November 21-24, 2016

Rejula ARUN - 16-nov.-2016 10:02:32
United Arab Emirates -16th November 2016 - GV2 – VEDA FRANCE designs, manufactures and markets a full range of joints for the building industry: expansion joints, control joints, joint covers, fire-stop systems, stair nosings, etc. We offer solutions tailored to all types of building (shopping centres, hospitals, schools, industrial buildings, airports, etc.), for both standard and seismic joints. As a building joint specialist, our expertise is recognised across the sector by architects, engineering firms, general contractors and subcontractors alike. Our commitment to the development of reliable and ever more innovative products has enabled us to make our mark as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fire-stop systems for expansion joints, heads of walls and curtain walls, both standard and seismic. Our range of passive fire protection products (ropes, mattresses, blankets, filler boards and foam) enjoys a strong global reputation: European Norms (EN), Underwriters Laboratories USA (UL), British Standard (BS), etc. These international certifications have been granted by world renowned official and independent laboratories (Efectis, CSTB, TÜV Singapore, Exova, etc.). Our development in the Middle East is set to take a significant step forward, thanks notably to the recognition of our products and systems by national authorities (UAE Civil Defense, Qatar Civil Defense, Kuwait Fire Department, etc.) and our participation in the upcoming Big 5 show in Dubai (Business France Pavilion, Hall 8, stand B335). Our fire-stop solutions include: VEDAFEU C rope system: VEDAFEU C fire-stop rope systems are unique, protected and patented. The ease with which they can be installed, their budget-friendly cost and close implementation control allow for time and financial savings. They are the best available fire-stop solution for joint gaps up to 120 mm and qualify for a 4-hour fire rating. VEDAFEU M mattress system: VEDAFEU M mattresses are suited to joint gaps up to 450 mm. They boast a 2-hour fire rating and accept seismic movement: tension up to +275 %, compression up to -95 %. The mattresses are easy to use and quick to set up. VEDAFEU N blanket system: VEDAFEU N blankets are an ideal solution for very wide gaps up to 840 mm. They feature a 4-hour fire rating and allow tensile movement up to +50 % and compression up to -75 %. LINEAFEU filler board system: LINEAFEU filler boards are genuine all-in-one products, performing a formwork function, as well as offering fire-stop and heat/acoustic insulation properties. They are suited to joint gaps up to 100 mm and boast a 4-hour fire rating. VEDAFEU PU foam: VEDAFEU PU foam is the simplest and quickest passive fire protection solution for joint gaps up to 40 mm, with a 4-hour fire rating. To find out more: GV2 – VEDA FRANCE Estelle Vanleynseele, Marketing and Communication Assistant Tel: +33 (0)1 48 61 71 64 Email: Website: Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of communications Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

The French construction industry still at the forefront at the Big 5 show Dubai, November 21 to 24, 2016

Rejula ARUN - 15-nov.-2016 12:13:52
United Arab Emirates,  15th November 2016 - Business France, the national agency that promotes the internationalization of the French economy, is once again running a French pavilion at the Big 5 show, the leading exhibition and a major event in the Middle Eastern region. More than 40 companies from the industry’s various sectors will be showcasing their products, services and expertise to local professionals with aim of forming or strengthening partnerships. The French construction/finishings sector enjoys a strong image in terms of quality and reliability, two particularly crucial aspects in construction given the safety risks posed by low-end and counterfeit products. The French offering is highly diversified in terms of trades covered: from structural work to finishings (carpentry, roofing, insulation, bathroom facilities, cooling and heating, smoke detectors, etc.), not forgetting finishing touches (wall and floor coverings, luxury faucets, home automation, etc.), undertaken by firms of all sizes. It is very difficult to quantify the construction/finishings sector in France. However, it is estimated that business conducted in foreign markets is worth €7.8 billion (source: FFB/FNTP 2015). France tends to export products that are high-tech, high-quality and of sophisticated design (for example innovative insulating materials, façades that let in light, false ceilings, terra cotta tiles, natural paints, decorative fireplaces, etc.). With a highly fragmented network of 382,000 businesses and revenue of €124 billion, France’s ability to play a major role in global trade is all the greater given that most of the sectors making up the industry include one or more international leaders: Vinci, Bouygues, Saint-Gobain, Lafarge and Eiffage to name but five. At the end of 2015, the Government of Dubai announced that it wanted to invest $1.8 billion in infrastructure projects – an increase of over 20% relative to its 2015 budget. This level of investment should be maintained for the next five years, with major projects including site construction for the Dubai 2020 World Expo, extensions to tram and metro lines, the new town Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City and developments around the future Dubai Water Canal. French companies must take advantage of this extremely favorable environment by building relationships with local business influencers. Come and meet with French exhibitors at the Big 5 show in the Business France pavilions at the Dubai World Trade Center: Hall 2 – MEP Services; Hall 8 – Building Interior; Hall Sheikh Saeed 2 – Building Envelope; Hall Za’Abeel 1 – Construction Tools; Hall Za’Abeel 7 – Middle East Concrete PMV. A list of exhibitors is appended to this press release: For more information: Jean-François Leborgne Project Manager, Business France Tel.: +33 4 96 17 25 46 E-mail: Website: - Ends- Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of communications Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : ACF – – Sand blasting and spraying equipment ARCHITECTURE DU BOIS – - Frames and wood-framed buildings ADLER TECHNLOGIES – – Equipment for the concrete industry ARAYMOND FRANCE SAS – – Assembly and fixing solutions ARIADIS – – Software solutions for rebar factories ASM FRANCE – – Modular shower cubicles CDH GROUP – – Comprehensive range of site equipment CEMOM MOATTI – – Door hinges CLIPSO PRODUCTIONS – – Manufacture of stretch walls and ceilings DOLEX BESSEY-SER – – Vices and locking pliers ECOPIC – – Manufacture and distribution of anti-pigeon and other anti-bird systems EDMA – – Tools for drywall installers, façade specialists, fencing specialists, planners/fitters and roofers EMFI – – Glues and fillers for industry and construction FAHRNER – – Technical plastics FRANCEM – – Alveolar and compact profiles for the construction industry GUARD INDUSTRIE – – Building surface protection and waterproofing GYS – – Arc welding stations, battery chargers and body shop equipment ICOPAL – – Waterproofing for roofs and terraces REAL ESTATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – Real estate development and management ISPO FRANCE – - Glues and fillers for industry and construction KEMICA COATINGS – – High-performance polyurethane resins for waterproofing, floor coverings, etc. LES CHARPENTIERS DES ALPES DE PROVENCE – – Glue laminated timber frames and structures MANTION SAS – – Sliding systems MOULAGES PLASTIQUES DU MIDI-MPM – – Building entrance systems and accessories ODICE SAS – – Intumescent seals and thermal insulation OUTILEX – – A grouping of French tool and equipment makers PLATRE.COM INTERNATIONAL: – Plaster, lime, DécoSystème, bespoke construction materials PMS INDUSTRIE – – Lifting products QUADRA 1 –  – Equipment for the concrete industry SAM OUTILLAGE: – Forged hand tools SFA – – Pumps and grinders SIMONIN SAS – – Glue laminated structures and wood components TECOFI – – Industrial faucets TERREAL – – Terra cotta products THIRARD – – Building hardware TIVOLY – – Cutting tools and portable electric accessories TOUPRET – – Preparatory fillers for skimming, renovating, decorating and filling TUBESCA-COMABI – – Ladders, steps and scaffolding VEDA FRANCE: – Aluminum expansion joint covers, PVC expansion joint covers, etc., snap-on cover profiles for floors, walls and ceilings VERTIC INTERNATIONAL – – Safety systems for people working at height VIRAX – – Tooling and equipment solutions for construction professionals  

French firm ARCHITECTURE DU BOIS – Terrasses grad will make its debut appearance at the Big 5 Show in Dubai on November 21-24, 2016

Rejula ARUN - 14-nov.-2016 13:06:42
United Arab Emirates –14 November 2016- Based in Alsace, 34 km north of Strasbourg, the firm has been manufacturing and installing wood frame roofs and houses since 1988, initially under the Architecture du Bois brand and, since 2012, the grad moniker. The company will unveil its latest decking products when it takes part in the Big 5 Show, at the pavilion run by Business France. Ecologically-oriented innovation: The construction of external wooden structures is governed by specific rules, adherence to which conditions their longevity. Over the years, the company has made numerous significant improvements, several of which are covered by patents. The JuAn® clip in its various forms The JuAn® clip allows pre-grooved decking or siding boards to be snapped into place with ease, invisibly and extremely reliably. - The clip system is invisible and the end result is aesthetically flawless. - The wood is neither drilled nor milled. This eliminates the possibility of splinters and any potential weak points. - The support structure’s insulation and ventilation, which are important for durability, are both optimal. - Board alignment is automatic and therefore perfect every time. - The system’s convenience and ease of installation are incomparable. The Rail System: the latest evolution of the JuAn® clip The Rail System adapts to all types of deck structure and makes installation considerably easier. It offers numerous additional advantages: it can be dismantled with a pair of keys, it is straight (no more problems relating to the straightness of structural wood), it is precise (because we pre-assemble it), it is quick to install (simply align the rails, ensure they are level and snap the boards into position!) and it is modular (the sections can all be interconnected without restriction).   Stone Rail: the raised installation system for paving slabs Stone Rail is a major step forward for the exterior flooring industry. The aluminum frame provides a cohesive and uniform base. It counters the natural tendency of paving slabs to move apart. Installing the slabs on aluminum rails offers the user various advantages: - The structure remains stable, laying the slabs level is no longer a problem and no readjustment is required - Rainwater is immediately evacuated via the joints between the slabs and the deck dries quickly after a shower - Easy and immediate access to the deck’s support structure - Includes a technical space (for electrical ducts and pipes) TOP LIFT® adjustable pads TOP LIFT® is a universal adjustable pad designed specifically for the battens or joists used in wood, composite and ceramic stoneware decking. Where TOP LIFT® really innovates is in its continuous adjustment range, which eliminates the need for a different model of pad depending on the configuration.  With traditional adjustable pads, four or five different models need to be produced to cover an adjustment range of between 3 and 20 cm. TOP LIFT® pads, on the other hand, offer an adjustment range of between 35 and 235 mm with just a single model and a single type of riser block.   The structure is therefore much quicker to adjust and less costly. Furthermore, it is delivered pre-assembled and ready for use, which leads to significant time savings. For further information: ARCHITECTURE DU BOIS – Terrasses Grad Christelle Gaspar, Export Manager Tel: +33 (0)3 88 07 15 60 Email: Website: – Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of communications Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

La Fonction, French manufacturer of premium mobile and home accessories eyes Middle East expansion

Rejula ARUN - 31-oct.-2016 10:07:38
United Arab Emirates; October 31 2016 - La Fonction presents its latest range of bespoke, handcrafted masterpieces to the Middle East for people who need a flexible workspace without compromising on quality and elegance. Made by expert artisans from France, La Fonction’s no1.2 zipped leather and fabric briefcase is designed as a stylish protection for devices with 13-inch and 15-inch screens, using an exquisite combination of high-grade leather and against a canvas of locally woven cotton, giving this fashionable accessory a chic and casual look. It comes in four different colours (Navy Blue, Grey, Black or Khaki). La Fonction no1.2 is easy to bring along anytime, anywhere as it can be conveniently carried under the arm or slid comfortably into a carry-on bag. Inside, it opens up to a mini workspace that provides users superb functionality while ensuring privacy and convenience. It has internal storage compartments that makes organizing easy and working such a delightful experience. The latest iteration of this stylish mobile workstation was created by Hélène Népomiatzi, who has worked for some of the greatest names in the fashion world, including Karl Lagerfeld, Celine and Balmain, among other elite brands. Made diligently by a French craftsman, known for their exquisite attention to detail and passion for artistry, there are only 5 existing piece of La Fonction’s no1, making it a premium must-have for those who desire exclusivity and sophistication. La Fonction is the exclusive designer and manufacturer of fashionable and contemporary mobile and home accessories from France. It takes pride in the quality of its craftsmanship, and the exclusivity it affords its clientele, with its ability to customise its products according to the preferences of its customers. It was founded in 2014, by a family of creative entrepreneurs who like to describe their products useful luxury. Breaking away from the limits and monotony of a regular collection, La Fonction’s products are created based on the needs of its clients, as and when there is a need for it; thus paving the truly must-have products that fit dynamically into a user’s experience. Other sought-after products from its range include L’Etui, designed for easily providing access to all the functionalities of a tablet; La Cabine, an ultra compact and chic bathroom-in-a-box hidden within an oak wardrobe; La Valet, a fashionable, light closet complete with a mirror with a solid wood shelf to keep cosmetics, jewellery and other small items neatly place in addition to creatively designed ‘storage’ spaces for hanging clothes, linens and other accessories. Currently, La Fonction’s products are sold worldwide primarily through its e-commerce website and premium online platforms such as Fancy and Tafaseel as well as through its stand-alone stores in Australia, Japan, Germany, France and Belgium. This year, the company is eyeing the Middle East as part of its international expansion, beginning with the United Arab Emirates, where it hopes to appeal to the country’s fashion-savvy and sophisticated consumers. Marion Picard, manager at La Fonction stated : “Our products are designed for clients with a busy lifestyle, allowing them to work everywhere, anytime; or organize their lives with the help of our creatively designed accessories. They are the perfect companions for a contemporary, yet stylish, way of living. We see a great opportunity in the Middle East where we know the luxury retail market is thriving, and where we feel our products will appeal to those who have an affinity for French craftsmanship and design, known all over the world for their elegance and excellence.” for more information, visit Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Buisiness France Regional Communications Manager Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

French Ambassador Announces the Launch of the French Tech Hub Dubai UAE During GITEX 2016

Rejula ARUN - 30-oct.-2016 13:35:49
UAE, 30th Oct 2016: UAE just got selected this month by the French government to be part of this technological business network called The French Tech Hubs that encompasses other foreign cities (Berlin, Dubai, Los Angeles, Milan, Beijing, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiwan and Vietnam). Dubai UAE is the first city in the Middle East to be included in the network. H.E. Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, officially announced the launch of the French Tech Hub in Dubai UAE at GITEX 2016. Boosting a strong international presence, the new French Tech Hub will support the French Startup community and foster exchanges between France and the UAE for entrepreneurs as well as investors. As a symbol of the government’s support to the startup community, French Tech Hub Dubai UAE will bring entrepreneurs together with investors, incubators, research institutions and other key players committed to the growth of startups and their international prosperity. Founded by a group of innovative French Tech companies in the UAE (Daxium, Effilab, Iconiction, Parrot and Carpool Arabia), and strongly supported by the French Embassy, Business France and the French business Council in Dubai & Northern emirates, the French Tech Hub Dubai UAE will allow its members to showcase what they offer and accelerate the development of French startups looking to expand. It will also reinforce the attractiveness of the global French Tech initiative. H.E Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE stated: “the label French Tech Hub is the recognition of the international excellence in creativity and technological development that drew us here in UAE. In addition, Dubai is a breeding ground for French enterprises and entrepreneurs, thanks to French Tech Dubai UAE, a community that unites almost 250 people.” Each French Tech Hub is accredited by the French government and focuses on internationalization as a means of growth. The French Tech Hub in Dubai will allow companies to penetrate international markets and compete globally. It will also attract entrepreneurs, top talent, and investors from all around the world to come to France. Miraillet added: “In the End, Dubai was selected because of its recognition as a local center of excellence that provides key support for technological businesses”. Ambassadors for the French Tech Hub in Dubai include entrepreneurs Idriss Al-Riffai, Founder and CEO of Fetchr, and Hervé Cuvilliez, Co-founder and CEO of Diwanee. They are joined by two of the region’s most successful business leaders, Marie de Ducla, Industry Head FMCG and Luxury MENA at Google, and Patrick Thiriet, Chief Strategy Officer at Choueiri Group. With the support of TECOM Group, the ambassadors will help to promote the French Tech Hub Dubai initiative in the UAE. French Tech Hub Dubai UAE joins the pre-existing network comprising: Abidjan, Barcelona, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Montreal, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Tokyo, bringing the number of French Tech global network members to 22, representing nearly 300 entrepreneur mentors – including 50 iconic French Tech entrepreneurs – and 1,000 registered start-ups. For more info, you can join the Facebook page (English & French): - Ends   - Miryem Oukas messidi Regional Communications Manager, Business France

SFA, the French inventor of the famous SFA SANIBROYEUR®, will be exhibiting its latest products at the Big 5 show in Dubai on November 21-24, 2016

Rejula ARUN - 27-oct.-2016 12:29:44
United Arab Emirates- 27th October 2016 - For over 50 years, SFA’s ambition has been to enable anyone to “install a toilet, bathroom, kitchen and utility room anywhere in a house without having to carry out major works”. As the French inventor of the famous SFA SANIBROYEUR®, our Group is one of the worldwide leaders in the sanitary equipment sector. Our products, which represent the quality and technical prowess of French engineering, satisfy our customer’s needs and high expectations. To achieve this, our engineers design innovative and high-tech products whilst respecting environmental and technological standards.  Thanks to fully-integrated production plants and substantial resources allocated to R&D, SFA Group’s 25 subsidiaries and over 60 distribution partners, offer a complete and certified “Made in France”, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 range of macerators and pumps for houses, collective facilities and boats. Innovation, industrial efficiency and quality customer service are values we share with all those who work with us, strive to maintain and share one ambition every day: offer the same quality of service in the past, present and future to the millions of SFA users all over the world. This year, SFA is proud to attend the new BIG 5 Exhibition 2016 edition in Dubai. This event will be an opportunity to present our famous grey and black water pumps to new decision makers (architects, interior designers, consulting engineers, project managers…) and increase SFA Group’s international development and recognition. In addition, SFA will be searching for new wholesalers and resellers in the Middle East (as Kuwait, Oman or Egypt). During the show, SFA Group will introduce their new lifting station solution that meet the high pumping speed, construction projects or renovations market requirements. This heavy duty lifting station range (up to 40 m3/hour) allows you to evacuate waste water from multiple sanitary facilities and pump from the ground wastewater up to 11m vertically or 100m horizontally. These unique lifting stations avoid all the disadvantages of the conventional submersible pump system: no need to destroy any concrete, no smell thanks to a close circuit solution, no floating system thanks to a specific SFA technology, small and reliable pumps with BMS connection feature. Besides, some of our lifting stations are equipped with a grinder system that allows evacuation of wastewater in Ø50mm pipes. Bin Moosa & Daly, our exclusive distributor in UAE, has been our partner for the past 10 years and has recently installed some of these SFA products in: • FGB Headquarters of Abu Dhabi • Galleria Shopping Mall of Dubai • Louvre Museum of Abu Dhabi • Al Ghurair Center of Dubai Meet us at the French Pavilion of the BIG 5 Exhibition and discover our exclusive and unique pumping technology. For more information feel free to contact Etienne Darud – Export Area Manager by e-mail:  or for UAE requirements, feel free to contact : or    Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of communications Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

ODICE, the French manufacturer specialized in passive fire protection will be exhibiting its products at the BIG5 Show in Dubai on November 21-24,2016

Rejula ARUN - 26-oct.-2016 14:28:21
United Arab Emirates- 26 October 2016 - ODICE is a French manufacturer specialized in passive fire protection.  Founded in 1983, ODICE exports more than 50 % of its production to more than 30 different countries through the world. ODICE proposes a full range of fire resistant products: intumescent seals, incombustible boards, insulation materials, sealants, fire resistant ventilation grilles  -  all the necessary materials for the manufacturers of fire rated doors, partition walls, shutters, dampers and other passive fire protection constructions. ODICE’s products are designed in order to maintain fire resistance in a building for 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes. The company is prepared to present its latest abilities to The Big 5 Show. The company saw a steady growth in 2015 due to her increased presence in export markets. ODICE also invested in the development of new concepts closely in line with her strategic business partners. ODICE has its own fire laboratory “FIRELAB de Marly” for preliminary fire tests of his customers and partners. This laboratory is equipped by 2 fire resistance test furnaces:  3 m x 3m (vertical) and 1.5 m x 1.5 m (vertical and horizontal).  The company provides its expertise according to existing regulations applicable for European countries and also for USA, following EN1634, EN1366, EN1364, BS476-22, UL10c etc. ODICE would like to meet new partners for Middle East. You can discover the activities of Odice by visiting its booth n° SS D87 -Sheikh Saeed Pavilion during the BIG 5 from 21st until 24th November 2016 at the World Trade Center, Dubai. FLEXILODICE - graphite based fire& smoke seals   PALUSOL- sodium silicate based fire & smoke seals Information : ODICE S.A.S. John Peters-Dickie ZAE Les Dix Muids -   Rue Lavoisier 59770 Marly - FRANCE John Peters-Dickie Mail : Site web : Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of communications Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :  
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