New concepts, ideas on display at gulfBID
Manama, May 8, 2014
A number of new concepts and ideas are being showcased at this year’s gulfBID in Bahrain, the leading event for the construction and building materials, services and contracting sectors.
A major attraction at the exhibition is German firm Oase's FlashWall put on display for the first time in Bahrain by Bader Maintenance and Construction (BMC), reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"As an attractive and vibrant element this modular interactive water wall is suitable for use in public areas, such as shopping malls, office complexes and theme parks," said BMC operation and business development manager Karim Al Mohandis.
"A unique arrangement of nozzles allows for an extremely dense curtain of water, which guarantees high visibility. The water curtain creates graphics, designs, characters etc, which can be represented extremely accurate and precise through the use of a fast reacting valve technology," he added.
Not just Bahrain, but the entire GCC region was an untapped market for the technology, he said.
Neptune Technical and Trading is putting the limelight on its recently acquired aluminium fabrication division while showcasing some aluminium kitchen designs as well as windows and doors at gulfBID.
"Last year's event enabled the company to meet some new clients," company general manager and owner Nadia Sameer said.
"It's a great platform for us to spread awareness about our company and showcase quality fabrication to a wide range of potential clients. I think that the addition of the Gulf Property Show last year was a good boost for visitors and a great success," she added.
Sameer said her company secured a few projects due to contacts made at the exhibition.
Manar Al Omran Scaffoldings and Engineering aims to target new markets in a bid to achieve high growth as it returned to the show this year.
A regular exhibitor at the event since 2009, the Bahrain-based company buys and sells, and rents scaffolding, formwork, props and woods.
This year, it introduced new slabform shoring and formwork products to the Gulf market.
"gulfBID is a unique and a growing exhibition," branch manager Mohammed Fawzy said. "Overall, we were satisfied and the organisation of the exhibition was excellent. We met a large number of clients at this event and gained a good insight into the growing market."
The company was successful in negotiating some sales deals at the exhibition while other customers visited its office following the event.
He hopes the company achieves the same response as it did last year and meets many customers to achieve its targets.
Falcon Cement Company, the largest and only integrated cement producer in Bahrain, is looking to widen its customer base and market presence through its participation.
Gulf Membrane and Coating Industries, which claims to be the only factory in Bahrain producing bitumen-based waterproofing membranes for building construction, is exhibiting its products at gulfBID to create greater awareness in Bahrain about its capabilities.
The company manufactures bituminous waterproofing products for buildings which are used in the foundations and roofs to prevent water leakage, said chairman and chief executive Fareed Bader.
With 80 staff, the company has a capacity of 10 million sqm of bituminous waterproofing membranes manufactured under the brand Rainshield, Bituflame, Plastiflame and the Roofmat.
It also produces the Bitukote range of liquid coatings for waterproofing and damp-proofing buildings, Roofkote acrylic water-based waterproofing coating and the Dampshield range of damp-proofing membranes.
Gulf Membrane did exhibit at last year's gulfBID and got a good response, he said, adding that the event "gave us the opportunity to look into international markets".
He said that the company plans to introduce additional products during the coming years.
Saudi-based Rezayat Protective Coating Company has returned to this year's gulfBID in a bid to gain further international exposure.
At the event, it is showcasing its fusion-bonded epoxy coated steel reinforcement bars, which are available in diameters ranging from eight to 40 mm.
The company exhibited last year and was satisfied with the show, said general manager Riyadh Al Homoud.
Naraina Holding Company along with its subsidiaries are displaying an array of products that cater to a variety of sectors at gulfBID. The family-owned company comprises several subsidiaries including Falcon Trading Company, one of the largest trading, manufacturing and services companies in Bahrain; Bhatia Technical Services Company, a steel fabrication contractor; and Slingtek.
Group chairman Manoj Bhatia says the ISO 9001:2008-certified company has taken a proactive approach to seeking technologies that benefit clients that demand versatility, sophistication and cost-effective solutions.
Al Yusuf Thermo Glass sales and marketing manager Sadiq Al Thahaba said the company was introducing a new type of decorative laminated glass to the Bahrain market.
The company has an order from the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel to supply more than 2,600 sq m of glass for the lobby area and flooring.
He said that for the company, the first two quarters of this year have been at least 25 per cent better than last time and expects the market to pick up even more soon.
Organised by Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions, the event is concluding today (May 8) at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. – TradeArabia News Service