Kavalani launches latest Tyrolit products in Bahrain
Manama, February 14, 2012
Bahrain-based Kavalani and Sons (KVL), supplier of industrial, construction and marine products, has launched the latest range of grinding, cutting and diamond tools from Tyrolit.
Tyrolit, founded in 1919 in Austria, is a member of the Swarovski Group and is one of the largest manufacturers of bonded grinding, cut-off, sawing, drilling and dressing tools in addition to being a system supplier of tools and machinery.
KVL is in the sole distributor of Tyrolit products in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
More than 25 latest products were presented for the metal and fabrication industry including super-thin wheels, flap discs, and cutting and grinding wheels along with special application products like Basic touch and premium Rondellers.
Other new products from Tyrolit unveiled included floor grinding machines for the construction Industry, Pioneer disc from the coated range for the metal fabrication industry, etc.
Special teams were flown in from Austria and Tyrolit Middle East headquarters in Dubai to give an overview of the products and to provide live demonstrations to representatives of leading contracting and fabrication companies in Bahrain.
Participants at the event, held in the Arab Asian Business Centre, were briefed on the working of core drilling, wall saw and wire sawing machines.
Tyrolit provides quality and innovative solutions for grinding, drilling and polishing. Its range includes machines for core drilling, floor saws, floor grinding, table and wire saws, wall saw heads and corner chain saws, and bursters and crushers. It also supplies a wide range of accessories for diamond wires, wall saw blades, dry cutting blades and diamond cup wheels, hand saws, wet core drills, floor saw blades, floor grinding tools and vacuum cleaners, and table saw blades. It has 12 manufacturing units around the world.
The Bahrain launch is significant given the ongoing and upcoming infrastructure project requirements in the kingdom, said KVL’s construction manager Samarth S Dhond.
“Today every construction business requires diamond tools to cut through hard concrete. We definitely see the requirement of this equipment in the ongoing infrastructure projects in Bahrain, which include bypasses, highways, flyovers, causeways, interchanges, etc. to cut into structures, demolish or restructure them.”
Dhond said Tyrolit is amongst the top three in abrasive products with a history of more than 80 years in manufacturing. “Its machines are used by companies and projects around the world. However, it has been in the Middle East for only three years now but is fast picking up ground.”
Tyrolit machines can cut through reinforced concrete with minimum vibrations and time as compared to hammering it and causing strong vibrations, he said.
Dhond expressed confidence in Bahrain’s construction market and said with six major projects underway, including the Mina Salman interchange, North Manama causeway, Four Seasons hotel, ABG headquarters, and two other hotels, there couldn’t have been a better time to enter the market.
Already the company’s products have been used in the North Manama causeway project.
He said the abrasive and diamond cutting tools market is a huge one in Bahrain with sales amounting to €500,000 ($658,000).
KVL has personnel trained in Switzerland and Austria for using Tyrolit equipment. These personnel are sent every quarter or half yearly to get updated with new technology and skills, he said.
Apart from Bahrain, Tyrolit machines have been widely employed in pile cutting in many projects in Dubai and India. Tyrolit also has dealers in Oman and Qatar and elsewhere in the region.
KVL, a family-owned company, has been doing business in Bahrain since the early 19th century. From a small shop in Manama, the company started catering to all industries, construction sector, government departments and ship chandelling under a one-stop-shop concept. The company now offers more than 30,000 products from leading global brands.
The company has now diversified into power tools, hand tools, building materials, electrical, HVAC spares, safety equipment, chemicals, fittings, packing and jointing equipment, cleaning equipment, welding consumables, belting, fasteners, lifting equipment, garage equipment, bars, sheets and instrumentation, hoses, pneumatic tools, ropes, shelving, strapping, tapes and adhesives. – TradeArabia News Service