Manufacturers & Procurement

Mapei, a world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for the building industry, is making its debut at The Big 5 Saudi in Jeddah next month in a bid to make its way into the biggest construction market in the region.

Knauf AMF, a leading European manufacturer of high-quality ceiling systems, has recently introduced its Topiq and Mondena range in the Gulf region, in line with its goal of providing complete solutions from one source.

Ideal Standard is strengthening its presence in the region and an upcoming showroom in Dubai will have a specification centre in addition to showcasing its contemporary range of products. Having charted out an ambitious plan for growth, Ideal Standard is set to open a number of showrooms in the region, starting with the UAE.

RAK Ceramics, which is currently supplying hundreds of thousands of tiles and sanitary ware products to more than 40 projects in the UAE, is positive about the outlook for 2016 on the back of an eventful 2015.

Geberit, a European leader in sanitary products, has announced that the brands Keramag, Keramag Design, Twyford, Kolo and Geberit are now being handled as a single company as of last month. This will allow the company to offer all-round solutions for the bathroom from a single source.

Leading global paint manufacturer Berger Paints has strengthened operations in Oman with the launch of a new mega-sized facility that the company said will be by far the largest paint manufacturing facility in the country.

Volvo construction equipment and trucks have played a key role in fast-tracking the construction of a major military runway project in the UAE.