Manufacturers & Procurement

Given the increasing demand for high-quality, energy-efficient buildings in the region, WinDar says it has made it its business to supply the UAE market with some of the innovative window and door products and technologies from European leaders.

In line with its goal of offering the best electronic locking solutions to the hospitality industry, Universal Building Materials Merchants Company (UBM) of Saudi Arabia has launched eSigno, the latest access control solutions for hotels and other communities from the European brand Cisa.

RICHARD PRICE, technical director at international brand Catnic*, stresses how important it is to specify high quality building components by name, and ensure they are installed correctly on site.

International building materials specialist USGBoral is now offering customers in the Gulf quicker and easier access to its renowned line of gypsum panels, following the launch of local production in Oman.

Hotels, palaces and luxury villas are places that need great care and attention when it comes to pest control, says MOHAMMAD ARIF HUSSAIN, entomologist at Saudi Arabia’s Masa*.

Brett Martin will be at The Big 5 show to demonstrate its world-class range of rooflights and glazing materials, discuss project requirements and present its plans for the region, where the construction sector continues to go from strength to strength.

Materials washing specialist CDE Global will be participating in The Big 5 by presenting a paper on systems it offers for the recycling of construction, demolition and excavation waste.

Conares, a UAE-based manufacturer of steel pipes and rebar, returns to The Big 5 show this month to leverage the opportunities in the regional market and showcase its innovative products such as galvanised rebar, in line with the industry’s pursuit towards sustainable construction.

Following its successful participation at The Big 5 show in Saudi Arabia early this year, the UK-based Big Foot Systems is eagerly looking forward to further success at the event in Dubai. “We thought The Big 5 Saudi was by far the best show we have ever visited.

Reynaers Aluminium’s stand at The Big 5 show this year aims to create a profound impact on architects and designers visiting the show, impressing them with the company’s latest ranges of superior façade, window and door solutions that have been developed to give free rein to their designing skills.

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of the US-based Emerson, will be participating in partnership with Fawaz Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in this year’s Big 5 show in Dubai, where it will be putting the spotlight on its latest condensing units.

A number of projects in the region have recognised the advantages of Hempel’s Strata coating, which the company says is the ultimate in eco-friendly protection system for concrete floors.

Berger Paints says its newly-introduced Weathercoat line of exterior finishes have created a stir in the market, thanks to its properties and 10-year warranty offering, with the range now set to be specified on a number of projects.

Dow has developed two new binders which, when used in coatings and paints, result in benefits to end-users in terms of costs and cleaner air.  Dow Construction Chemicals’ Primal EC4642 ME cuts power bills by keeping roofs cooler, while Dow Coating Materials’ Primal SF-208 ER helps improve indoor air quality.

Cortec Corporation has introduced a new corrosion protection product to reach hidden areas easily missed by common corrosion inhibitors thus leaving these areas exposed to the effects of corrosion.

The Terex Finlay open day in South Yorkshire, England, saw more than a dozen crushing and screening models showcased to clients in addition to prototypes of machines to be released shortly.

Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) says its new Cedarapids LJ-TS ‘V’ horizontal screens deliver “unmatched production”.

Rock-crushing and screening equipment from Powerscreen is helping build some of the region’s major road projects, including the Orbital Highway and Truck Road and the East-West Corridor project in Qatar.

Terex Washing Systems’ (TWS) M-Series mobile rinsers offer no-compromise mobile screening with the ability to operate either wet or dry with quick and easy change from dry to washing duty.

With modern underground transport networks designed and built to offer a service life of more than 100 years, the sealing and waterproofing systems have become a vital specification, says DAVIDE TERRONE, specifications manager Middle East, Grace Construction Products*. Metro and underground railways are commonplace across the globe.

Peri, a leading German manufacturer of formwork and scaffolding, held a construction safety drive in the UAE and Oman aimed at improving operations and ensuring high safety standards at work sites.

Mall of Qatar, the country’s largest leisure, entertainment and shopping complex, will cost QR5.4 billion ($1.48 billion) and will open in 2016. Poised to become one of the largest shopping destinations in the world, Mall of Qatar spans 550,000 sq m, and aims to attract a footfall of 20 million customers annually.

Coral Al Madina Hotel, one of the several properties scheduled to open next year under the Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) banner in Saudi Arabia, has entered its advanced stages of construction, said a senior official.

Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) has launched a new series of BS-type switches in Saudi Arabia which the company says will suit every room’s interior. The elegantly designed Simplus Series BS-type switches were launched in Jeddah in the middle of last month.

Tnemec coatings, which have gained popularity in the region particularly because of their superior corrosion resistance, will soon be manufactured in the Gulf region.

Dubai-based Gulf Rubber Industries (GRI) has set its sights on increasing its market share in just a year-and-a-half of its establishment.

UAE-based Rawlplug Middle East is on a major expansion drive to secure its position in the domestic market while targeting increased growth next year.  The top fixings specialist, which has so far this year witnessed a stable growth of 27 per cent compared to last year, is now aiming for a 30 per cent growth in 2016 over this year.

Caterpillar is set to strengthen its position in the Middle East with the opening of a new $7-million technical and sales training centre for the Africa and Middle East (AME) region in Dubai.

Leister is setting new standards in geomembrane welding with its ‘faster, lighter and smarter’ Geostar welder.