Dorma opens new facility at Jebel Ali
Dubai, October 24, 2007
Dorma, the world market leader in door controls, movable walls, and glass fittings and accessories, has opened a production facility at its Middle East headquarters in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The new facility was inaugurated today (October 24) and attended by the Dorma Group CEO Dr Michael Schädlich.
'The phenomenal growth of the Middle East market means that those serving the construction sector need to gear up with a much stronger presence in the region,' said regional director, Dorma Gulf Ben Shaw.
'This fiscal year Dorma generated a 44.3 per cent increase in sales from the Gulf region. In response to this growth, we will now have an assembly and production facility based in Jebel Ali, over a 6,500 square metre area. Service personnel are also being hired in order to ensure smooth installation and maintenance of the systems in the region,' he added.
Over 2006-2007, Dorma has streamlined its production and distribution processes, and expanded its production capacities in the door automation segment considerably through the construction of a new production centre in Bulgaria and now the one in Dubai.
Dorma's production centre in the Jebel Ali Free Zone will focus on the manufacturer's four product segments: door hardware, automatic and revolving doors, glass fittings and systems, security systems and movable walls .
The Gulf region is Dorma's strongest growth market for the latter product division. The Dubai World Trade Centre uses 60 Dorma Moveo elements, and was among the first references for this product range.
Dorma Gulf's projects include the provision of over 300 automatic sliding door operators designed to provide passengers using Dubai International Airport with maximum ease of access. A total of ten Dorma revolving doors have been installed to guide people into the Twin Towers of Doha. - TradeArabia News Service