Jotun opens warehouse in Dammam
Jeddah, December 8, 2013
Jotun Saudi Arabia, a leading paint manufacturer, recently opened a new warehouse and sales office in Dammam.
The opening ceremony on was attended by the Carl Wibye, the Ambassador for Norway to Saudi Arabia, who performed the ribbon-cutting.
“It is with pleasure that I declare this superb new warehouse open. This is a great day for relations between our two countries – a day on which we celebrate our bonds of friendship with Saudi Arabia where Jotun has enjoyed a productive presence of almost three decades,” said Wibye.
The new warehouse and sales office are based on total area of 5,760 sq m. The warehouse has a capacity of storing up to one million litres of paint and the staff can dispatch up to 100,000 litres per day in one shift.
Safety measures include an advanced firefighting system equipped with a high expansion Hot Foam system.
In the event of fire the warehouse will be filled with foam within three minutes. The entire warehouse is solar powered and for the ceiling Jotun has used a Roof Sandwich Panel system to make it weather resistant.
David Wright, managing director, Jotun Saudia, said: “We see huge potential for future growth in the Eastern Province where we have spread our wings to meet the increasing market demand, especially from key customers such as Aramco, Sabic and Jubail & Yanbu Royal Commission.”
“With our new warehouse and sales office we are strongly positioned to satisfy customers quicker and more efficiently, with deliveries further facilitated by the strategic location that gives us easy access to all routes within the Kingdom and GCC countries in compliance with our Closer To Consumer strategy.”
“The warehouse is state-of-the-art in every respect and fully embodies the environmental values and energy-saving efforts of the Jotun GreenSteps program, our roadmap to a sustainable world and better future,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service