FIKE®CORPORATION CONSOLIDATES ITS MENA OPERATIONS WITH A FULL-SERVICE OFFICE IN JAFZA
Fike’s newly opened MENA Center of Excellence also houses a manufacturing facility
Dubai, UAE; September 23, 2018: USA based Fike® Corporation, a globally recognized supplier of precision-engineered products for fire and explosion protection, has strengthened their Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations with the opening of a fully-fledged office in Dubai.
Designed as a Center of Excellence, the new Fike® MENA office in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), will manufacture some of its world-renowned, life-saving and asset protection products to serve its customers in the region. Founded in 1945, Fike® offers a comprehensive range of solutions which include fire suppression, explosion and overpressure protection and pressure activation.
Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, JAFZA officially opened the Fike® Center of Excellence in the presence of Brad Batz, President and CEO of Fike® Corporation; David Kemp, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Fike® Corporation; Ihab Farag, Managing Director, Fike® MENA; and VIP guests from a number of companies. Fike’s new JAFZA office has a full sales and technical support team.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “We are delighted to welcome Fike® Corporation to JAFZA’s thriving business community of over 7,500 companies. It is a major recognition of Jafza’s growing importance as the region’s top business enabler and the trust they place in our ability to support their activities. With the right resources in one place we have the foundations for our business partners to tap into new opportunities with suppliers, traders and logistics providers.
“The UAE’s fire safety systems and equipment market is predicted to grow by 10.1 per cent CAGR between 2017 and 2023 with a total projected value of USD 400 billion. The increase in infrastructure development, Expo 2020, and continued expansion of construction, especially in Dubai, will be driving forces for growth in this sector over the next 4 years, creating opportunities for companies with innovative solutions.”
According to Brad Batz, “We have served the Middle East market since 2009 but now, with a physical presence and a larger team, we will be able to assist our customers in the MENA region more efficiently. Our explosion protection solutions are in great demand in the region. With over 70 years’ experience, we can help companies mitigate the risk of explosions with our understanding of the complexities of processes, relevant code compliance and the critical nature of continued plant operation. We offer a wide range of explosibility tests which are designed to assist companies in identifying and mitigating costly and dangerous explosion hazards.”
Fike® products are expertly engineered to provide solutions for a wide range of industry sectors such as chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, telecommunication, aerospace, food & beverage, governments, hospitality and museums and galleries.
Ihab Farag, Managing Director of Fike® Middle East, added: “JAFZA offers all the facilities that meet the unique needs of manufacturing and trading companies like ours. We look forward to serving all our customers in the MENA region from our facility here. We are committed to ensuring that we protect both lives and livelihoods with our solutions.”