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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.     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.     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.   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. - 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...   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. - SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - STAND SS1 E 138   Urban Canopee offers solutions to combat climate change by developing plant canopies over the city.   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.   AND SS1 E 138ZABEEL HAAL 5 / STAND Z5B108     

DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

Rejula ARUN - 28-juin-2018 13:55:56

United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2018 - DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France. Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops. DALBY’s strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the specific needs of our customers: - Payload optimised - Use of HLE steels - Lower loading angle and height - Shorter loading time - Easy to maintain Another of DALBY’s assets, particularly important in regions such as the Near and Middle East, are that its hooklift controls are all pneumatic. There are no electric sensors to be subjected to weather and terrain conditions. Our system is unaffected by dust and sand deposits and does not need any kind of special cleaning. As our pneumatic sensors are integrated, they do not get broken in the event of collisions. This system is also practical and easy during repairs and offers a minimum operation mode which means that the container can always be offloaded. Our customers are players in the environmental, agricultural, transport, building, rental, and trades sectors, as well as public authorities and services. The environmental sector, and more specifically waste collection and transfer, is constantly changing to meet new or amended environmental standards. DALBY assists providers in these markets, helping them deliver suitable logistics solutions and facilitating the handling and transport of recyclable and non-recyclable products. For two years now, DALBY has worked with an international network of 15 distributors and a sales office in Peru dedicated to South American markets  Recent achievements with sales in Africa for cotton farming and waste management activities and the signing of a distribution agreement in Canada, have helped establish DALBY’s credibility and international recognition. Dalby is searching for partners in Middle East area in order to expand its export services. At the IAA trade show in Hannover from 20-27 September, we will be presenting a MAN truck fitted with a DALBY hook lift compliant with DIN standard   About DALBY: Created in 1968 35% market share in France and 30 % Turnover in exports ISO 9001-2015 certification A French Fab-labelled company: Introduced by the French government last autumn, French Fab brings together progressive French manufacturers with the goal of developing and promoting French manufacturing know-how worldwide. Contact: Patrick Cordey General Manager BENNES DALBY Tel: + 33 (0)5 53 41 55 80 / +33 (0)6 73 38 41 65 Patrick.cordey


Yousra Lahbabi - 21-mai-2015 14:23:15

Saudi Arabia; May 2015 -  A high-level French trade delegation comprising of over 33 prominent companies, met with leading Saudi Groups to discuss potential partnerships and business opportunities in fast growing sectors: electricity, telecommunications and poultry. The 3 Delegations of French business men, led by the “Chargé d’Affaires” of the Embassy of France, Mr. Eric Giraud-Telme have been able to meet with all important decision makers during this business trip, organized by BUSINESS FRANCE , the French Trade Commission in Riyadh, in cooperation with SEC, AL FANAR, STC, ZAIN, Ministry of Agriculture, ADF and many other partners. The bilateral trade between France and Saudi Arabia has gone up significantly through the past few years but are still far below the excellent political relations built up between the two governments. Total bilateral trade reached more than 10 billion euro in 2014, Saudi imports from France amounting to 2.9 billion euro while Saudi exports to France accounted for more than 7 billion euro.  Over 70 French companies have been active in the Saudi market with an investment estimated at 15 billion USD. France was the 2nd biggest exporter of Poultry products to Saudi Arabia in 2013, with more than 150 000 tons sold to the Kingdom’s market. Between 2009 and 2013, our exports of poultry products to Saudi Arabia have increased of 64%, showing the excellent performance of French breeders and exporters and the steady growth of KSA consumption as well. Our market shares have progressed of 3 points during the same years, representing nowadays almost 20% of total imports. The Saudi poultry sector is currently undertaking major expansions, following the objective of the Saudi Government to reach auto-sufficiency. French companies understand very well the new evolutions and came to work closely with local breeders and producers to share their know-how and support them in reaching the new objectives targeted by the Saudi authorities.   Telecommunications equipment exports from France was estimated at 69 Million Euros at the end of 2014, growing 5,3% compared to the previous year (2013), and representing 2,3% instead of 1,9% in 2013, of total French exports towards Saudi Arabia. The increase of the share of French Telecoms equipment exports to KSA shows the strong and steady growth of this sector in this country. Saudi Arabia counts for 50% of the population below 24 years old, more than 14.3 million internet users with 53% Internet penetration rate and estimated 88% smartphone penetration rate in 2015. Saudi telecom operators such as STC, Mobily and ZAIN, are considered as strategic partners for the French services and equipment suppliers.   France was exporting electrical equipment for a value estimated to 493 million USD in 2014, against 433 million USD in 2010, representing an increase of our bilateral trade in this sector, of 14% during the past 4 years. Those numbers are far below the total imports of Saudi Arabia for electrical equipment that have progressed of 72,6% during the same period of time, representing a total of more than 17,7 billion USD at the end of 2013. SEC estimates that electricity consumption should reach 100 GW by 2040. French suppliers want to grab further market shares through the future developments of new power plants and transmission networks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. France is actively involved in the Kingdom’s diversification, job creation and training for the direct benefit of Saudi youth and with the support of French groups and SME’s settled locally or willing to work within KSA in the near future. Schneider Electric, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, heading the 3 visiting delegations, together with Bank Saudi Fransi and Naos International Human Resources Cabinet have shown the way to the new companies, during the past 3 days. With the last official visit of Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, in Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the GCC summit organized in Riyadh beginning of May, the bilateral relations between the two countries has reached a new stage, through the existing strategic partnership that will allow significant reinforcement of trade and industrial ventures, and will facilitate major projects to be developed jointly in the forthcoming years. The visit of those 3 important delegations in Saudi Arabia is a another achievement demonstrating the fruitful and trustful relationship existing between France and Saudi Arabia, taking place before the organization of the Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum to be held in Riyadh on October 12 th and 13 th with the support of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Emirates Transport and multinational giant Keolis sign a Memorandum of Understanding & Will jointly bid for upcoming operation & maintenance tenders in UAE public transport sector

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 25-mars-2015 15:47:42

Emirates Transport Media Dept.  Dubai: Emirates Transport (ET) and the French public transport group Keolis signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday (Sunday) in Dubai, paving the way for the two sides to jointly bid for upcoming operation and maintenance tenders within the UAE public transport sector.  Keolis is a world leader in passenger transport, operating all modes of transport across four continents. The French-based multinational is supported by two long-term shareholders; the French National Railways Corporation (SNCF), which holds a 70% share, and the Canadian institutional fund manager (CDPQ) which has a 30% share. Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of ET, said: “We are delighted and excited to have this opportunity to work with one of the largest public transport providers in the world”. “The transport sector in the UAE has witnessed major growth and development over the last few years and, through this partnership, we aim to make our contribution in the sector by combining our considerable expertise and resources,” he added.  Karim Chaiblaine, CEO of Keolis in Middle East, said: “We feel very privileged to enter into a partnership with such a prominent company as Emirates Transport. We share a commitment to safety and customer focus, and are determined to provide world-class services to the residents of the UAE. This is the first step in a long-standing and successful relationship. “Emirates Transport will bring to the partnership its breadth of expertise and its excellent credentials. In particular, Emirates Transport is very experienced in the operation and maintenance of heavy vehicles, and in sourcing and managing local suppliers and partners. “Its deep knowledge of the local context will be essential in recruitment and training, particularly during critical phases such as mobilisation,” he added.  -Ends- About Emirates Transport: Emirates Transport was established pursuant to Federal Law No. 17 of 1981, with the purpose of regulating, managing, and supervising the operation of transport and maintenance services for various government, federal, and local entities as well as private sector organizations.  ET pursues a top-notch strategy in the transport and auto services sector throughout the UAE. This strategy is implemented through 27 business centres and units, and 8 subsidiaries and associate companies, all of which offer 38 various services through 40 locations across the UAE. ET employs 17,500 people and provides services to more than 430 main clients through a fleet of over 17,500 vehicles. About Keolis: Keolis is a worldwide public passenger transport operator. The Group develops tailor-made mobility solutions to suit individual local requirements. Keolis is present in 16 countries, employs 60,000 people and generated revenue of 5.6 billion euros in 2014.

The French site solution designer AUBRILAM will showcase new solutions at Cityscape Global 2014 to fit outdoor spaces in the GCC – September 21st to 23rd – Dubai World Trade Center –

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 15-sept.-2014 10:32:07

United Arab Emirates; September 2014 – The French company AUBRILAM will introduce its new products designed for outdoor spaces at Cityscape Global exhibition, from September 21st to 23rd 2014 in Dubai. With over 20 ongoing projects in the UAE, the products are already available in the region through their local partner, Gargash Lighting System.    AUBRILAM  manufactures and designs products adapted to standard and tailored needs for all types of environment and climatic conditions, even the most extreme: from barren and arid zones to areas subjects to cyclones, sea fronts and mountainous regions.  Aubrilam’s offers that will be showcased at Cityscape Global are: “Pure Space”, the operational and functional excellence & “Smart Space”, the intelligence and innovation. These two designs offer a comprehensive package of services to carry out a project including site analysis, colour-coding advice, installation and finally worksite follow-up all the waythrough to post-installation maintenance. The solutions will be introduced as the company considers they’re ideal for existing and future smart cities.    AUBRILAM chose cityscape to focus on the GCC market in order to equip the major outdoor spaces in the region: the French designer wants to take part in the promotion of cities development projects in the UAE & GCC by bringing its value added and expertise to the attention of key players in the market place, build awareness about AUBRILAM and its local partner Gargash Lighting System to different clients and customers involved in project development and establish itself as a reliable long term partner for projects in GCC countries. Designed in France,  AUBRILAM’s products are on the way to growth within the Emirian market in search of new creative concepts.   According to Soufyane Miloudi, General manager of AUBRILAM, “outdoor spaces in the UAE and other GCC countries represent an ample international market potential. Indeed, besides offering outdoor spaces of esthetic and comfortable relaxation, the company’s first goal is to build and design spaces with quality furnitures adapted to the outside conditions in the Emirates, and by the way settle and industrial facility to be closer to the market needs. Designed in France & Made in UAE.”   The company values are simple: elegant, ecological and economical. Huge efforts are made to focus on quality, so the company has sought to perfect its expertise and know-how to offer only the very best in many different fields. During the design process, AUBRILAM works to ensure its product perfectly integrate the existing architecture and surroundings to create a sensation of harmony and coherence. The outdoor designer has always been concerned by the environmental sustainability. The company has intergrated a process to analyse the life cycle of its products and to  provide data regarding the environmental profile and ecological footprint of each of its products. Moreover, the wood selected to manufacture AUBRILAM ‘s products comes uniquely from sustainably managed forests.      AUBRILAM already realized projects in the UAE, for example at The Beach Walk In Dubai (Meraas), Jumana Island – Bridge (Meraas - RTA), Dubaï Municipality, Abu Dhabi municipality as well and many others. At the present, 500 000 products installed in more than 40 countries around the world, AUBRILAM pursue its international development by concentrating on the production of lighting columns and street furniture to become one of the world’s leading specialists in the supply of products for outdoor facilities.   About AUBRILAM: Based in France since 1978, the company provides integrated urban equipment solutions for all types of outdoor spaces such as urban developments, commercial or residential areas, restaurants terraces, and seafront and recreational areas. The objective of Aubrilam is to give life to spaces by enhancing their identity and personality. The  products and services are tailored to all types of projects and requirements, in Europe and worldwide. The solutions provided include poles, lighting points, urban furniture, terrace furniture and pedestrian or cars shelter options.   Press contacts: Miryem Oukas Press Attaché – Communication Press office & Regional Development MIRYEM.OUKASMESSIDI@UBIFRANCE.FR Tel: +971 (0)4 408 49 69  Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 


Claudia BRUN-VARGAS - 06-juin-2012 08:52:59

Alstom announced today that it has been honoured with an award for ’Growth Strategy Excellence’ in recognition of its outstanding achievements in the field of air quality control systems (AQCS) at the 2012 Middle East Environment Industry Meet held in the United Arab Emirates. Hosted by leading market analysts Frost & Sullivan (F&S) the ceremony featured nine award categories. Award winners were chosen following detailed market research undertaken by F&S experts, who examined industries working in air pollution control, solid waste management and water and wastewater services across the rapidly developing Middle East. “It is a great privilege for Alstom to receive this honour from F&S,” said Sylvain Hijazi, Alstom’s UAE Country President. “At Alstom we pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to meet their needs and deliver the cleanest power and industrial solutions. That is particularly true here in the Middle East, where over many years we have developed local partnerships to assist in the economic growth of the region whilst also raising environmental standards.”   Alstom, which boasts the biggest installed base in air pollution control globally , with more than 400GW in power applications and 2,500 gas cleaning industrial units , has worked extensively for both the power generation and aluminium industries on AQCS projects throughout the Arabian Peninsula.   At the Emal al Taweelah project in the UAE – which will be the world’s single largest aluminium smelter complex - Alstom has supplied Gas Treatment Centres (GTCs) and Fume Treatment Centres (FTCs) to radically mitigate and reduce SOx, fluorides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and tar emissions.   In UAE, Alstom has also supplied environmental control products for the upgrade of Dubal’s potlines 1-3 cleaning over 134,000 tonnes per year of aluminium production. In Saudi Arabia, Alstom’s AQCS expertise is demonstrated in both the Shoaiba III and Rabigh power stations, where the latest Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) and Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) systems were fitted. Alstom is also installing FGD systems at the Marafig power plants in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.   “This award from F&S acknowledges that Alstom has a firm footprint across the peninsula, born out of years of working on the ground and building relationships throughout the Middle East,” summarised Nader Abdellatif, Country President for Saudi Arabia & Yemen. “Our commitment to our local partners here stretches back a long time, and will continue long into the future, because we are part of the push to provide strong, sustainable and diverse growth.”   With a broad portfolio of environmental products, Alstom offers wet, dry or seawater FGD’s, dry scrubbing, fluoride recovery, particle control, mercury reduction or nitrogen oxide-reducing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). With many of its options providing for low energy, low water or even chemical-free operation, Alstom presents the Middle East with cost-effective and reduced-input environmental control solutions.   About Alstom Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.   Press Contacts   Christine Rahard, Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 41 49 32 95 /39 95 ,     Investor Relations                                                           Emmanuelle Châtelain, Juliette Langlais - Tel +33 1 41 49 37 38 / 21 36 ,      Website


solimane - 16-mai-2012 15:30:38

40 French companies participated in the first French Pavilion led by UBIFRANCE – the French Agency for International Business Development – at the Project Qatar tradeshow between April 30th to May 3rd. After a number of yearly editions, this event is asserting itself as one of the major meeting places for construction professionals. French companies, which include the sector’s largest worldwide groups, seized the opportunity provided by this event to provide innovative solutions appropriate to the field of construction and finishing works. Boosted by winning the hosting of the Football World Cup 2022, Qatar is in the midst of developing in excess of 250b USD’s worth of projects. In 2012 alone, over 22b in new contracts is expected to be signed, mainly concerning infrastructures, retail areas and office space. France, which hosted the World Cup in 1998, enjoys confirmed know-how and possesses acknowledged technology, particularly in innovative materials, sustainable construction and smart buildings. Thanks to its creativity and to the quality of its proposals, the country has taken part in a number of exceptional projects throughout the world. The offer on show by French exhibitors at Project Qatar ranges far and wide, from architecture to tooling, to building construction, finishing works, urban furniture, public works equipment and safety equipment, demonstrating an ongoing focus on innovation. The  French delegation was escorted by various regional bodies: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Franche-Comté, the SME Association of Rhône-Alpes (CGPME) as well as The Tooling Industry Association (OUTILEX), all of them marshalled in order to optimise the market prospection performed by the above companies in Qatar, and to a wider extent throughout the Middle East.

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