Thales set for regional expansion
Dubai, April 8, 2009
Thales International Company, a leading international electronics and security systems group, is set to expand its regional operations from the company's base in Dubai Airport Free Zone.
“Over the past 30 years, Thales has been a proud industrial partner of the UAE both in the civilian and defence markets,' Alexandre de Juniac, executive vice president of Thales and chairman of Thales International Asia, Afica, ME and Latin America, said at a high-level meeting with DAFZ officials.
Olivier Badard, the president, Thales International, Middle East based in the DAFZ and Raphael Eskinazi, director general, Thales International and Michael Licoc, director of Abu Dhabi branch, were also present.
In Dubai alone, with more than 250 local staff based in the emirate, Thales is a major contributor to the Dubai Airport and Metro projects in the field of security and signaling and look forward to continuing supporting DCAA and RTA over the next many years, Badard noted.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, DAFZ chairman and Dr. Mohammed Al Zarouni, DAFZ director general expressed satisfaction at the level of co-operation and strategic partnership with Thales International Company.
'Thales presence in the Dubai Airport Free Zone supports the commercial and business co-operation between UAE and France and the global business opportunities that have become a major necessity in the information based economy,' Sheikh Ahmed observed.
“Many big companies such as Thales have established operations in Dubai and this underscores the emirate’s good investment environment and the required infrastructure for these companies to do business,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service