Top India chemical firm sets up UAE base
Dubai, December 23, 2013
Dorf Ketal, a leading research based speciality chemicals company in India, has opened a new office and chemical warehousing facility in Fujairah, UAE.
The facility was inaugurated by Sharief Habib Al Awadhi - director general (CEO) Fujairah Free Zone Authority.
Dorf Ketal is one of the largest manufacturers of formulation based specialty chemicals used in the refining, petrochemicals and allied industries.
Being the second such establishment to be set up by Dorf Ketal in the region after Bahrain, the aim of the facility is to enhance the coordination and promotion of its business activities in the Gulf region, provide better assistance for the performance of current programmes and respond effectively to the growing needs of its customers, said Sudhir Menon, chairman, Dorf Ketal Chemicals.
"The new office and warehouse in the UAE will enhance our sales and service offerings in the region; our local team will ensure that we provide world class service and support to our regional customers,” Menon said.
“The Middle East has been a strategic focus area for Dorf Ketal and we shall continue to invest in the region; the Fujairah facility is an important step to bring us closer to our strategic customer base in the region."
Opening a new office and warehouse in the UAE enables Dorf Ketal to support its large regional customer base, which includes companies like the Adnoc Group of Companies, VTTI Fujairah, Bapco, KNPC, Oripic, Saudi Aramco and Sabic group of Companies, by providing them with faster access to their chemical needs in a shorter time frame.
Siavash Alishahpour, managing director, VTTI Fujairah, said: “Dorf Ketal is known to our company as a technology provider in the field of Process Chemicals for Hydrocarbon Processing Industries.
“This is the right step in the right direction for Dorf Ketal to establish its local company in the UAE. Dorf Ketal’s presence in the UAE will further enhance their capabilities in the region. They are strategically located and this will make it even easier and convenient for Dorf Ketal’s customers to avail Dorf Ketal products and services.” – TradeArabia News Service