Arkan, Urbina to set up new scaffolding factory
Abu Dhabi, November 27, 2008
Abu Dhabi-based Arkan Building Materials and Urbina of Spain have set up a new joint venture company to supply scaffolding and related products to the Gulf region.
The new company, which is called Arkan Urbina, will initially supply materials imported from Spain but will soon start building a scaffolding factory at the Arkan Industrial Park, Al Ain.
Based in Abu Dhabi, the new company will supply high-performance equipment to serve the construction, petrochemical and aeronautical industries throughout the Gulf region.
The company will provide high-quality products and services while offering a variety of solutions to meet the exacting requirements of its customers.
Commenting on the JV, Mohsen Al Marri of Arkan Building Materials, said, “We are excited to launch this new venture in partnership with Urbina, who have a global reputation for their manufacturing expertise and are an acknowledged leader in the European construction industry.”
“We see this joint venture as an opportunity for us to expand our portfolio and benefit from European manufacturing know-how, and we are committed to work closely with Urbina to leverage our combined strengths to cater to the rising demand for scaffolding materials in the Middle East,” Al Marri added.
A government-controlled industrial development company, Arkan Building Materials focuses on the building materials sector and is a leading supplier of cement and other construction products in the UAE.
Arkan is developing an industrial complex covering 15 sq km near Al Ain which will be devoted to manufacturing building materials.
Urbina SA is a multinational company based in Spain with over 50 years’ experience in supplying construction equipment, paint and related products.-TradeArabia News Service
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