Irish work wear unit sets up UAE op
Dubai, January 9, 2014
Portwest, an Irish company specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality work wear, recently established a distribution centre and sales office in the UAE, servicing the Middle East and Africa.
Nigel Player-Bishop, managing director, Portwest Middle East, said: "Portwest has achieved strong growth during the initial period in the UAE and we believe there is great potential in both the Middle East and Africa. We anticipate revenues of EUR2 million in 2014 rising to EUR6 million in 2016 and the increase in sales will create 15 new sales jobs here in the UAE, as well as 50 new jobs in the product development, marketing and financial departments at Portwest's Irish headquarters in Westport."
With global distribution bases in the UAE, the UK, Ireland, Poland and the US, manufacturing facilities in the Far East and customer support staff in 74 countries, Portwest has a widespread global reach.
The company has a team of world-class product designers, specialists in flame resistant work wear, high-visibility work wear, rainwear, protective footwear, hand protection and PPE.
Portwest serves numerous industry sectors including oil and gas, mining and cement, service and hospitality, transport and utilities, leisure wear and corporate, law enforcement and security. - TradeArabia News Service