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Some of the products of  Modern Abrasives.

Some of the products of Modern Abrasives.

Abrasives facility set up in Bahrain

October 2014

MODERN Abrasives Middle East has set up a new manufacturing facility in Bahrain fitted out with machinery from Italy.

The new company has been established in collaboration with Ekamant of Sweden, whose products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.

Sourcing raw materials from Ekamant, Modern Abrasives will specialise in the manufacture of quality, coated abrasives products such as sanding paper in wide and narrow belts, rolls and sheets as well as sanding accessories for the wood, metal, automotive, granite and glass related industries.

“Our products will be marketed in all GCC states, Saudi Arabia being the major market,” said general manager Omar Saleem.

Its export arena also includes South Asia, he said.

“An export-oriented expansion with job creation is part of our future plans,” said Saleem.

Commenting on specifications used in product manufacturing, Saleem said that quality assurance will be in line with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Headquartered in the Hidd Industrial Area, Modern Abrasives Middle East’s facility covers an area of 1,200 sq m.

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