The Big 5

THE Big 5, the region’s largest construction exhibition series, is set to replicate the success it has traditionally enjoyed in the then-booming Dubai construction market by making its debut in Jeddah, the gateway to Saudi Arabia, providing the ideal combination of a recognised networking platform with the region’s construction powerhouse.

GULF CONSTRUCTION meets event director Andy White, who speaks about the significance of The Big 5 and the Saudi market, and tells us what to expect at the show... • Tell us some history on this event?The Big 5 has taken place in Dubai for over 30 years and is the largest construction event in the Middle East.

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KUWAIT Insulating Material Manufacturing Company (Kimmco) is hoping that a combination of the largest construction exhibition brand with the region’s most buoyant market will prove a successful formula that will enable the company to increase its market penetration in Saudi Arabia.

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ALYAF Industrial Company, considered to be the largest manufacturer of geotextiles in the Middle East, will be showcasing its pioneering expertise in the development of technical nonwovens at The Big 5 Saudi Arabia.

ALMONA Plastic Products Factory, a leading pipe manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia, will be using The Big 5 Saudi Arabia platform to promote the advantages of its new-age pipe systems and to expand into new markets.

AS A MAJOR precast technology supplier in the Gulf region, Elematic of Finland believes that its decision to participate in The Big 5 Saudi Arabia could well prove to be a strategic one, considering the construction boom that the kingdom is witnessing.

KIRBY Building Systems, a global leader in pre-engineered steel buildings (PEB) and steel structures, will be participating in The Big 5 Saudi Arabia in a drive to increase its market penetration in Saudi Arabia.

STEEL makers in the region need to cooperate more closely to bring stability to the regional markets and thus ensure their success, a senior official of Emirates Steel tells Gulf Construction.

SPIROLL Precast Services will be targeting construction companies in the region with a new concept in hollowcore production – the mobile plant – at the inaugural Big 5 Saudi Arabia this month. The plant, the company says, provides the ability to manufacture precast slabs on the construction site for direct supply to the building project.

MUFLESYSTEM is looking to The Big 5 Saudi Arabia as its springboard to the kingdom’s market.  With an eye firmly set on Saudi Arabia’s buoyant sector, the Italian specialist in drainage systems will be on the lookout for distributors for its products in the region.

NEW dehumidifying energy recovery ventilators (DerVs) for small fresh air requirements will be in the limelight when S&P Coil Products (SPC) of the UK participates alongside its regional associates at The Big 5 Saudi Arabia in Jeddah.

INDIA-based Maaz Impex will be taking advantage of The Big 5 Saudi Arabia in Jeddah to reach out to new clients in the Gulf and the wider Middle East when it displays its stone products.

RECKLI Arabia will be making its debut at The Big 5 Saudi Arabia this month to promote a wide range of products.Among many key products that will be on display at Reckli Arabia’s stand will be the new-generation Reckli photo-engraving formliners, concrete surface retarders and surface protection products.

POLOPLAST, an international supplier of plastic pipe systems, compounding and polymer engineering, will introduce a new pipe system known as Polo-Fit, when it joins The Big 5 Saudi Arabia show this month.

ROLLC Company for Automatic Doors and Security Systems will be present at The Big 5 Saudi Arabia with some of its latest door products that have been designed to meet the requirements of the market. It will be promoting high-speed doors that incorporate state-of-the-art German technology from Efaflex.

THE UAE-based Safario Cooling Factory is keen to create awareness in Saudi Arabia about its diverse product range and considers that The Big 5 Saudi Arabia will provide a good opportunity to do so.

PROGRESS Maschinen & Automation intends to steal the limelight with its presentation of the M-System, a fully-automated mesh plant series for the precast and the reinforcing industry, when it exhibits at the first Big 5 show outside Dubai.

SAUDI-based Space Structures Company, which specialises in the design, fabrication, supply, and installation of space-frame structures according to the ME-SSP system, will be promoting its new Flange 6 concept at The Big 5 Saudi Arabia.

THERMOWATT, which has served several water heater manufacturers in the kingdom with its reputed heating elements and thermostats, will be at The Big 5 Saudi Arabia to highlight the excellence that underpins its “made in Italy” brand.

HAVING built its reputation on years of experience both in the steel fabrication as well as the automation, handling and distribution fields, Bianchi Casseforme is becoming increasingly visible in the Middle East owing to the all-round appeal of its vibration systems, magnets, prestressing equipment, moulds, as well as a comprehensive range of acce

CANADA’S de La Fontaine is optimistic that its high-quality products will open doors to the highly buoyant Saudi market where it is poised to set foot for the first time as an exhibitor at the inaugural The Big 5 Saudi Arabia.

HAVING provided its expertise to some of the prominent projects in the UAE, Rainsmart Solutions is hoping to penetrate the Saudi market with its brand of specialised products that provide greening and stormwater management solutions.

FROM the imposing façade of the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, US, to the renovation of the Parthenon in Greece, Venus Marble Corporation (VMC) stakes claim to having contributed to numerous projects – large and small – worldwide.