Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

French Companies to Attend the Largest Gathering of Commercial Aviation Professionals in the Middle East

Sarah Benyoub - 24-févr.-2020 14:09:08

Aircraft Interiors & MRO: French Companies to Attend the Largest Gathering of Commercial Aviation Professionals in the Middle East   from February 25-26, 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre   United Arab Emirates: February 2020 - BUSINESS FRANCE, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be alongside 18 French companies for the 9th consecutive year at the Aircraft Interiors & MRO trade show, a key event in the Middle East set to take place in Dubai on February 25-26, 2020.   Eager to strengthen ties with local decision-makers and then contribute to the evolution of the aeronautics sector in the region, French companies will introduces their latest products, technologies and innovations during AIME / MRO Middle East 2020.    The Aircraft Interior design and maintenance has a high added value in the aeronautical sector, where French SMEs stand out for their expertise, know-how and high quality of service.  In the interior design segment, they operate in several areas, which are of major concern to airlines: materials engineered to be lighter, interiors customized to make airlines stand out, volume use optimization, Inflight Entertainment and communication systems, and more. The market is also largely driven by the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) sector where French companies have the capacity to offer innovative solutions in many areas: flight monitoring / predictive maintenance, rapid and efficient parts replacement, improvement of processes on new technologies, digitization of documentation and monitoring, use of big data, virtual training, etc.   Frederic Szabo, Managing Director Business France Middle East stated “The wide variety of responses offered by the French aviation market may easily meet the needs of Middle Eastern airlines, which are constantly expanding their fleets to answer significant growth in local air traffic. Considered as a powerful sector, French aeronautics industry ranks second world-wide and enjoys an excellent reputation boasting considerable innovation capacity. Indeed, 11% of the sector’s turnover is invested in R&D”.    The aerospace industry in France encompasses nearly 4,000 companies and 320,000 professionals.  In 2018, the sector generated €65.4bn in sales, €44bn of which came from exports. This cogent, supportive, responsive and dynamic industry is a technological and economic excellence center for France.   France can also lay claim to a fertile aeronautical ecosystem composed of renowned groups such as Airbus, Dassault, Thales and Safran, as well as an extensive network of subcontractors that accounts for half the jobs in the sector. De facto, France is the UAE’s 3rd largest supplier in aeronautics.   With the support of the Occitanie Region (southwest of France), the line-up at the French Pavilion, in Za’abeel Halls 2 & 3 of the Dubai World Trade Center will include: AAA *: Service Provider: Manufacturing, Engineering, Customer Support, FAL Integration, Repair, Overhaul, etc.   ADHETEC *: Designs, manufactures and supplies technical adhesive solutions for aerospace.   AD’OCC, Invest & Trade in Occitanie *: Regional Development Agency of the Occitanie region.   AMC AVIATION : Offers an important range of services such as Maintenance support, engineering services, airworthiness management, civil aviation trainings, software solutions and flight operation services.   AUXITROL WESTON : The aftermarket arm of Auxitrol Weston provides global MRO support and services.   BOLLORE LOGISTICS : This brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics.   CREATION & IMAGE PARIS : The firm has dressed over 400 Brands worldwide including Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, Oman Air and Royal Bahrain Flight.   CRYSTAL AERO SOLUTIONS : Unique MRO in the world integrating PART 145 with logistics/freight forwarding and customs, for 100% optimized maintenance solutions, in order to reduce AOG time frame.   DEDIENNE AEROSPACE *: International company specializing in aerospace tooling for civil and defense markets.   EXCENT FRANCE  * : The eXcent Group is specialized in providing design and integration of industrial solutions & assembly lines, through turn-key projects.   FLEURET  *:  Expert in technical containers and Ground Support Equipment.   LATECOERE *: LATECOERE Equipment and system division is offering off the shelf and dedicated tailored solution for any Airborne Video System adressing External, cargo and Cabin surveillance, passenger Entertainment and assistance to operations.   OPT’ALM : is a company, specialized in Metal Additive Manufacturing using the Directed Energy Deposition process. They design, produce and repair metallic parts for several kinds of industrials, especially dedicated to aeronautical sector.    REVIMA  : Leading independent MRO solutions provider, specialized in APU, Engine Parts and Landing Gear, for civil and military aircraft.   SIMAIR - IMAGINAIR : Manufactures cabin equipment and furnishings. Its specialty: designing innovative, optimal aircraft solutions that are comfortable, secure, modular, and built to last.   TALA - The Aerospace Logistics Alliance : Organization founded by a group of independent logistics providers, specialized in solving the time-critical transportation needs of the Aerospace Industry.    UUDS AERO *: Aircraft Cabin interiors floor to floor turnkey solutions from Bio Decontamination, to full modification, including local Digital Manufacturing capability.   WIN-MS *: Helps Airlines (Air Forces, MRO…) improving by 5 the wiring maintenance efficiency and help saving AOG costs.   *companies supported by the Occitanie Region (southwest of France)   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas  Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr    ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.      Social Media:  Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast   #InfoBF  #FrenchPavilion #ChooseFrance      


Bostik to start its first production of flooring system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Gerflor Middle East

YASMINA OUARI - 05-févr.-2020 12:29:17

Saudi Arabia –February 5th 2020, Bostik, an Arkema company, and Gerflor Middle East celebrated their partnership through the signature of a manufacturing and distribution agreement and the kick-off event of the first production of Bostik flooring range in Saudi Arabia.  Thanks to the localization of Bostik Wall & Floor systems, Bostik and Gerflor will support the development of their customers in the region, with a complete offer, providing high standards quality solutions, technical and logistic services. Bostik and Gerflor Middle East ambitions stand within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, to be a pioneer and model of excellence in their field of expertise. Gerflor is a global leader in manufacturing and marketing decorative and sustainable flooring solutions and wall finishes, with an established footprint in Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East. Gerflor develops specific flooring and wall solutions to meet every indoor market application need in housing, healthcare, education, sport and hospitality. Gerflor Group is an official partner of the International Handball Federation and the International Volleyball Federation.  “Gerflor Middle East is excited to join its forces with Bostik. Gerflor Middle East has been serving the wall and floor industry since 1977. The combination of Gerflor and Bostik expertise will enable us to complete our offer with high standard quality solutions, creating new opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” - Mohamad Al Bassam, Executive Director Gerflor Middle East “Global leader in the wall and floor preparation and adhesives systems, Bostik launched a new initiative One Flooring Range with the ambition to supply solutions that are tailor-made to the professionals and consumers’ needs. The partnership between Bostik and Gerflor Middle East is part of the strategic development of Bostik to expand and localize its business in the Middle East.” - Morgan Malecotte, Global Steering Unit Director, Wall & Floor System Bostik Founded in 1889, Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives.   “Arkema Group has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With this partnership, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom” - Abdelkader Kadri, CEO Arkema Middle East. With Bostik and Gerflor strong expertise in the Flooring segment, this partnership will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region. Contact:  Redha Salaouatchi  Business Manager MEA  Bostik Construction & Consumer  Tel: +971555126941 Email:   Redha.salaouatchi@bostik.com


WORLD NUCLEAR EXHIBITION 2020

YASMINA OUARI - 02-févr.-2020 09:44:02

 The World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the international trade fair for the civil nuclear sector, once again will bring together professionals from all parts of the industry to do business from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 June at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre (Hall 7). Organized by Reed Expositions France on behalf of GIFEN, the French Nuclear Industry Association, and now in its fourth edition, WNE has adopted a topical theme for 2020: “The nuclear industry, a key partner for a low-carbon society”.     Organised every two years in France, WNE has become the essential meeting place for professionals from around the world to do business and discuss major issues and challenges facing the industry.   At the heart of WNE is innovation and it offers exhibitors of all sizes (large groups, mid-caps, SMEs and startups) rich opportunities to cement strategic partnerhips and sign new contracts.   Projected figures for 2020   • 730 exhibitors and 23,000 attendees from 62 countries • 16 national pavilions • 4,500 business meetings • 1,500 senior international decision-makers and numerous official delegations     The nuclear industry, a key partner for a low-carbon society   The issue of energy transition is at the heart of political, economic and societal debate as we move toward carbon neutrality by 2050. Faced with the global climate emergency, many countries are seeking to establish the fundamentals of a new energy model, based on a reduction of fossil fuel use. Nuclear is one of the keys to the transition to a sustainable future energy mix. World Nuclear Exhibition has chosen to address these major concerns with the theme of its 2020 edition: “The nuclear industry, a key partner for a low-carbon society.”  Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, new President of WNE, states:  “I am convinced that nuclear power has a crucial role to play in the energy  transition if we are to reach our goal of a low-carbon economy.”        New for 2020    • One day (25 June) has been designated Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and Advanced Reactor Day and will focus on the various projects around the world dedicated to these small nuclear reactors (50-300 MW). Smaller than conventional nuclear power plants, they are viewed as a viable replacement for obsolete fossil fuel power plants that meet the need for low-carbon energy. On SMR and Advanced Reactor Day, WNE will welcome many international official delegations, affording them a unique forum to address the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of SMR technologies and advanced reactors in the energy systems of the future.     • WNE introduces an honorary award, the WNE Fellow Award, to recognise an international expert in the nuclear sector for their contribution to the promotion of nuclear energy worldwide.   Three intense days of business meetings, discussions and a lot of innovation • WNE will once again promote innovation with the WNE Awards. Eight prizes in four categories will be awarded at a ceremony on the first day of the show. The categories are: Products and Services Innovation; Nuclear Safety Innovation; Operation Excellence Innovation and Knowledge Management and Skills Innovation. As in 2018, each category will have two prizes, one for large groups and one for small and very small enterprises (SMEs/VSEs).   • The 2020 exhibition will also provide an opportunity to discover the essential WNE, including the Startup Planet, guided tours, Investors’ Day, exhibitors’ workshops and panel discussions.     An international dimension   WNE has an established international dimension with the leaders and key players in the global market in attendance. International exhibitors will make up 40% of the stands at the 2020 show, coming from 40 countries including Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and United States. WNE will welcome the Czech Republic and Ukraine as newcomers at this edition of the show.    16 national pavilions are expected, including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, United States and Wales, as well as 1,500 senior international decision-makers representing governments, institutions, major buyers etc, plus many other official delegations.   More business opportunities   WNE in 2020 will more than ever be a business accelerator for the industry, with 4,500 business meetings expected over the three days (compared with 4,000 in 2018). Aimed at exhibiting companies (SMEs, mid-caps and large groups), these meetings are a fantastic platform for discussions, sharing of experience, new partnerships and contracts between suppliers and major global contractors.    Building on its previous successes, WNE 2020 will once again bring together the entire global community of the civil nuclear industry: senior international decision-makers, official delegations, scientific experts, engineers, technicians, startups and the media.  ABOUT GIFEN: www.gifen.fr   GIFEN is a professional trade union, gathering approximately 190 actors from the french nuclear industry, with the aim of facilitating and nurturing the relations between the world’s civil nuclear actors and of furthering an international culture. To achieve this purpose, GIFEN believes in the WNE (World Nuclear Exhibition) and as owner GIFEN intents to develop it . The WNE is an opportunity for all the global actors to finally meet for 3 days and participate in unprecedented meetings with experts of international renown. It is also an event with opportunities to develop its network and to exchange on strategic topics, during which the leaders and decision makers of the sector will be able to share their visions and their objectives. Thus, the WNE is the key event which should not be missed by the professionals and companies (SMEs, TPE, ETI, micro-companies) wishing to contribute to the excellence of the global nuclear industry.   About REED EXPOSITIONS FRANCE - www.reedexpo.fr   Present in 18 industry sectors, with 40 leading events -including Batimat, EquipHotel, IFTM-Top Resa, Expoprotection, Pollutec, SITL, Maison & Objet*, Fiac, Paris Photo - and 45 websites and blogs, Reed Expositions delivers contacts, content and communities with the power to transform our customers’ business. More than 18,600 companies and 1.08 million buyers, from France and abroad, are customers of our events. Reed Expositions is a member of the Reed Exhibitions Group, a leading global events business, operating in the French market with more than 60 events and 2 subsidiaries: Reed Expositions France and Reed Midem.   *organised by the SAFI, a subsidiary of Reed Expositions and Ateliers d’Art de France       Press contacts WNE:   Agnès GILBERT - +33 6 84 61 30 71 / Florence PORTEJOIE - +33 6 07 76 82 83 a.gilbert@eudoxie-pr.com An event          Organised by     


French Safety Manufacturers to connect with International and Local experts at INTERSEC

Yasmina OUARI - 06-janv.-2020 08:54:13

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be organizing the French pavilion at INTERSEC 2020, the world’s largest international trade fair for safety, security and firefighting that gives privileged access to MENA markets.   The French industry has gained an international reputation in different fields such as fire prevention and fire fighting, personal protective equipment (PPE), infrastructure protection and safety, those sectors will be represented by companies offering solutions at the cutting edge of innovation.    Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East stated: “the Middle East region represents a particularly attractive market for the safety and security sector, being  expected to grow by about 10% per year by 2022. Increasing the capabilities of infrastructures, securing power plants and oil complexes, protecting sites and people for major events to come in the region, are all excellent reasons for French experts to extend their presence in the region and attend INTERSEC trade show”.   France offers in particular strong leadership in skills such as mathematics, algorithms, imaging software, identification and cybersecurity. Another French asset is the research and innovation capabilities through its extensive network of state-of-the-art laboratories. Outstanding engineering and industrial processes skills also stem from the French defense and digital technology industries (biometrics, smart cards, etc.).   The exhibiting companies on the French pavilion are part of a movement called “the French Fab”: initiated in 2017 by the Alliance Industrie du Futur, Bpifrance, Business France, the Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE) and the French regions, French Fab is the new face of the industry in France. French Fab players, committed to an ecological approach, are working to revive the industrial fabric, revitalize the territories, make industrial professions attractive, and promote French industrial excellence, in France and throughout the world.    Note to Editors:   The exhibiting companies of the French pavilions:    Hall Saeed 1 : Commercial Security, Information Security, Perimeter & Physical Security   S1-D49 Production of the most advanced hand-held cellular video tools for the broadcasting industry and security organizations.   S1-C50 Designer, developer and manufacturer of optronic systems for industrial, civil and safety applications.   S1-D47 Infosec manufactures inverters and surge protectors (a complete range of electrical protection solutions).   S1-C48          Sewosy manufactures electrical and electromagnetic access locking products. New pushbutton PB22M compliant with the PMR directive. Hall 4 : Fire & Rescue    4-C37 Boche manufactures footwear for firefighters and military administration.   4-B34 CTD is the dosing and spraying specialist, manufacturer of environmental protection and fire-fighting equipment.   4-B32 Fire safety and training specialist Manufacturer of fire extinguishers. Eurofeu was awarded the "Prix de l’innovation Préventica Marseille 2019" for its range of efficient lithium-ion battery fire extinguishers.   4-B34 ISI (Industrie Services International) develops, produces and markets equipment and services related to fire protection.    4-B38 Profoam is a designer and manufacturer of firefighting foams. 4-C35Regain manufactures safety clothing, sweaters and uniforms for ambulance paramedics, civil protection, home guards and firefighters.   4-C31 Designer and manufacturer of ultra-high performance, technical protective gloves.    4-C31        Manufacturer of coated technical textiles and high-quality protective apparel. Sioen will be exhibiting a new standard roll length for panama B6000 at the show.   4-B34 Since 1990, EXAVISION has designed and manufactured embedded original optronic systems for the Navy, for ground army armored vehicles and also smart stand alone sensors to be used by security forces and intelligence services to fight against traffic and terrorism.    4-B34 SmarDTV Global is an international leader for secure solutions in the IoT and Pay-TV industry. Our products and technology provide customers with secure, flexible, high quality edge solutions to help them deliver innovative service offering. SmarDTV Global deploys millions of secure smart devices around the world every year. 4-B34 Foxstream is a software company that specializes in real-time Video Content Analysis (VCA). Foxstream produces reliable security solutions using Deep Learning (AI). Our solutions detect all types of perimeter intrusions in outdoor settings while eliminating most false alarms  


French experts looking to open new markets in the GCC and the Middle East BIG 5 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SHOW

Sarah Benyoub - 24-nov.-2019 09:34:33

                                                                                                                   Press release   French experts looking to open new markets in the GCC and the Middle East BIG 5 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SHOW November 25-28, 2019   United Arab Emirates, November 25 2019 – French companies will seize new opportunities or reinforce their existing presence to introduce their products, services and expertise to local businesses.   Experts at the French Pavilion: Stand 3D158     Created in 1977, CEMOM Group operates in two areas of activity: A brasives used by the furniture industry (IKEA is one of the Group’s prestigious clients), as well as the automotive industry, with equally iconic clients such as Renault/Nissan. Screw-on and invisible hinges for doors weighing from 40 to 200 kg (it produces more than 50 million hinges every year).   With 40 years’ experience producing hinges and 10 years’ experience in invisible hinges, CEMOM-MOATTI offers products that combine simple manufacturing, very high robustness, modern design and highly competitive prices. CEMOM exports 60% of its production to more than 40 countries: Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East (Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar), Asia, and the Americas, and has plants in France, Poland and Sweden. The company regularly exhibits at the Big 5 Show in Dubai to expand its presence on this dynamic market with an outstanding future. http://www.cemom.fr/index_eng.html     The CSTB, the Scientific and Technical Center for Building , is responsible for guaranteeing the quality and safety of buildings. For this purpose, it has assembled a multidisciplinary team to develop and share critical scientific and technical knowledge. It supports players all along the innovation cycle, from concept to market, and in this time of transformation for the construction industry, further to the environmental, energy and digital transitions.   The CSTB operates in 5 key areas: research and expertise, evaluation, certification, testing and knowledge dissemination. Its fields of expertise include construction products and buildings, as well as their integration into districts and cities.   http://www.cstb.fr/en/cstb/missions-activities/     Created in 1969, OBM Construction has since developed at a swift pace, and is now a widely-known general wood and industrial construction company. Expertise, innovation, quality and customer satisfaction form the DNA of this modern and dynamic group, capable of serving demand on all 5 continents.   OBM Construction is positioned on the traditional wood construction market and the industrialized and modular construction market. The company works with public and private clients to design, steer and see to the proper execution of projects in construction, new build, rehabilitation and occupied sites all across France.   Founded in the 70s, OBM Construction employs 160 men and women, and runs 3 production sites in France. Dedicated to public works, tertiary buildings and collective housing, OBM Construction has experience and expertise in multiple sectors: health & medico-social, education, public facilities, offices, housing, trade & logistics, etc.   https://www.obmgroupe.net/   5 companies outside the French Pavilion:   THERMACOTE Europe invents and develops high-tech coating solutions for substrate protection, insulation and renovation in industry and buildings. www.thermacote.eu - SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - STAND SS1 E 138      GV2 VEDA France designs, manufactures and markets technical and innovative solutions for expansion joints and passive    fire protection systems for all building types.  One of the world leaders in firebreaks, for a variety of applications: expansion j oints, masonry heads, facade panels... http://www.vedafrance.com   HALL 3 - STAND 3D151     Owatrol offers a wide range of products, for the protection and maintenance of interior and exterior wood (terraces, cladding, floors, etc.); for the maintenance of metal with dedicated anti-rust products, anti-seize agents, primers and finishes.   www.owatrol.com - SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - STAND SS1 E 138   Urban Canopee offers solutions to combat climate change by developing plant canopies over the city. www.urbancanopee.com   MAKTOUM HALL / MAKTOUM STAND A138     Syrius Solar Industry , a French solar water heater manufacturer, effectively combines 30 years of experience in solar energy. Its products are aimed at individuals, collective housing and industrial applications. Environmentally friendly, the company offers solutions that can cover up to 100% of hot water needs depending on the region, thanks to solar power. www.syrius-solar.fr   AND SS1 E 138ZABEEL HAAL 5 / STAND Z5B108     


The French Oil & Gas Industry on display at ADIPEC

YASMINA OUARI - 04-nov.-2019 09:06:54

The French pavilion, organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will gather 44 companies, of which 10 are first time exhibitors, this year at ADIPEC trade show, the world’s 2nd largest event in the O&G sector, from November 11 to 14, 2019.    France’s exhibiting companies will represent every part of the sector, showcasing all the expertise and quality of French know-how when it comes to equipment and fittings for oil and gas, exploration, production and processing of hydrocarbons, as well as services and consulting to companies, and new technologies.   For the first time at ADIPEC, Business France is launching an award competition to showcase the latest and most advanced French technologies leading the industry into the future of Oil & Gas: sustainabilty, digitalization, efficiency, to reward and celebrate the companies that contribute to embed innovation into every part of the Oil & Gas operations. The selection will be made by leading members of the O&G Industry in the Middle East : ADNOC, TOTAL, TROUVAY CAUVIN, EVOLEN, IFPen. The most innovative and promising French company will be granted by an award ceremony, on November 12th at 4 P.M. on the French pavilion – located Hall 9 (9256).   The French Oil & Gas service and supply sector developed a global footprint with more than 90% of its turnover generated by exports. Becoming one of the world’s leading exporter with Norway and the United Kingdom, this remarkable performance has been achieved through the high level of technical expertise of French companies. Sustained by ambitious programmes, French companies tend to invest significantly in research and development, to guarantee a strong capacity for innovation and meet the needs of an ever more ambitious sector.    Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East commented : « the oil and gas construction projects planned in the GCC are expected to pledge USD 660 billion by 2025, including USD 29.6 billion for the United Arab Emirates, with USD 3.7 billion injected into the expansion of the Upper Zakum deposit, the 2nd largest in Abu Dhabi and the 4th largest in the world. These are just some of the opportunities prompting French companies to participate in this international exhibition ».   The French position in the O&G is also the result of other factors, especially the role of global players in the energy sector such as Total and Engie, renowned research institutes, IFPen and IFREMER, as well as the existence of several large engineering companies and contractors such as Technip. The French ecosystem is also well represented by major French companies and international leaders in the sector that have been active in the Middle East for the past 80 years and now firmly anchored in the region, such as CGG, Air Liquide and Vallourec.   This year, the French exhibitors at ADIPEC will represent a full range of activities in the sector and put the spotlight on France’s research and technological expertise. The business service and consulting sector will be well represented with companies providing expert skills to tap the full potential of oil and gas fields using 3D models and simulations. Specialized products, equipment and services for the O&G sector will also be introduced : focusing in the treatment of metals and high-performance components for the O&G, the manufacture of industrial valves, oil and marine products in corrosion-resistant alloys, designing and manufacturing pressure transmitters, accident and leak prevention on infrastructures, will all be showing their expertise at ADIPEC.    The French pavilion is organized in partnership with Trouvay Cauvin, specialist in custom-made solutions designed to optimize execution in key project stages, and with the support of Air France. It will be located in Hall 9, stands 9230 to 9239, 9250 to 9258, 9330 to 9340 and 9351 to 9359.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas  Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr     


Arkema to further extend its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the acquisition of ArrMaz

Rejula ARUN - 09-juil.-2019 13:55:14

United Arab Emirates - On July 1st  2019, Arkema completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure markets with a strong presence in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to this acquisition, Arkema will support the development of its customers in the region with top quality technical and logistics services.  ArrMaz offers tailored and sustainable solutions for the specific and ever-changing needs of its customers in a variety of industrial markets. In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ArrMaz offers a wide range of additives in the mining market to help optimize grade recovery and process performance in mining operations. It operates a new state-of-the-art plant located in Al Jalamid, producing specialty surfactants to support the growth of the Saudi phosphate industry.   “ArrMaz is very excited to be joining forces with Arkema. ArrMaz Gulf Chemicals has been serving the Kingdom’s growing phosphate industry since 2010, and the combination of Arkema’s and ArrMaz expertise will enable us to create new solutions for our valued customers and new opportunities for our dedicated employees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Dave Keselica CEO ArrMaz “Leader in specialty surfactants, we have been active in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2014 serving major customers for the domestic market and exporting oilfield chemicals to neighboring countries. This acquisition will boost Arkema position in the region.” stated Jean-Francois Chesneau, Global President of surfactants and additives, Arkema  In the region, Arkema is operating a blending plant and storage in oil additives. More broadly, the Group is involved across the oil and gas value chain, from offshore production to refineries, shipping and sales at the pump. For example, our Rilsan® biobased polyamide 11 and our Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) are used in the transportation of oil and gas, and our sulfur-based chemical expertise enables desulfurization in the final step in the refining process. The Group also provides products for the odorization of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to make them detectable in the event of leaks. Finally, its range of products includes custom solutions for drying and purification with the Siliporite® molecular sieves as well as polymerization initiators such as Luperox® organic peroxides.  “Arkema has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With the acquisition of ArrMaz, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom.” said Abdelkader KADRI – CEO Arkema Middle East With Arkema’s strong expertise in specialty surfactants and formulation, this acquisition will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region.  A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.  www.arkema.com   CONTACTS Abdelkader Kadri : +971 48 75 17 01 abdelkader.kadri@arkema.com  


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