After a year of construction, the Wilo Group – a German pump manufacturer – celebrated the opening of its facility in JABZA (Jebel Ali Free Zone), Dubai.
“With the opening of our first office in Dubai in 2008, we laid the groundwork for successful developments in the Near and Middle East,” said Oliver Hermes, chairman and CEO of Wilo Group.
“This new building and its functional expansion accounts for the strategic significance of this central location within the region.”
The celebration’s attendees included German ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peter Fischer and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of global port operator DP World and JAFZA.
“Since the founding of our first office about ten years ago, we have become a major supplier of pumps and pump system solutions in local markets,” said Georg Weber, chief technology officer of the Wilo Group.
“In the future, we will be able to better and more efficiently serve the needs of our customers and partners in the region by fulfilling local market requirements with tailored products, solutions, and services.”
According to Wilo, the complex covers over 8,000 square meters and will also feature dedicated training rooms and its own assembly line. Wilo claims that the facility is among the most energy-efficient buildings in its class within Dubai and was certified in accordance with LEED Gold.