ITALIAN BUILDING MATERIALS AND NATURAL STONES FUELLING THE ROBUST UAE CONSTRUCTION MARKET

ITALIAN BUILDING MATERIALS AND NATURAL STONES FUELLING THE ROBUST UAE CONSTRUCTION MARKET

Italy attending The Big 5 and Middle East Stone exhibitions with two dedicated national pavilions

Dubai, UAE; 5th December 2022: Almost 80Italian companies are showcasing their latest products, technologies and machineries for the building and construction sector at The Big 5 and at Middle East Stone exhibitions from today until 8th December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. ‘Made in Italy’ construction materials and natural stones are in high demand in the UAE, with 6.5 million Euros and 30 million Euros worth of products respectively exported to the UAE between January and June 2022.

Organized by the Italian Trade Agency – Silver Sponsor of The Big 5 exhibition – with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italy Pavilion in the Trade Centre Arena is hosting 35 manufacturers specializing in doors, windows, shutters and related accessories, as well as construction materials for every type of civil and industrial application.

The participation of the Italian companies at The Big 5 is part of the “Caseitaly” project and realized in collaboration with the associations ACMI (Assocostruttori Chiusure and Meccanismi Italia), ANFIT (Associazione Nazionale per la tutela della Finestra Made in Italy), ASSITES (Associazione Italiana Tende, Schermature Solari e Chiusure Tecniche), FINCO (Federazione Industrie Prodotti Impianti Servizi ed Opere Specialistiche per le Costruzioni ) and PILE (Produttori e Installatori Lattoneria Edile).

Taking place alongside The Big 5 and focusing on a product segment that is gaining more interest in the market, Middle East Stone brings together industry players from around the world. Located in Za’abeel Hall 5 and 6, the Italy Pavilion at ME Stone is hosting 44 suppliers of stone products and related machineries and is organized in collaboration with Confindustria Marmomacchine, the Italian Association of Producers and Processors of Marbles, Granites and Natural Stones in general, and of Manufacturers of Machinery, Complete Plants, Tools and Complementary Products to quarry and processing natural stones.

Lorenzo Fanara, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE, said ““The impressive participation of Italian companies in The BIG5 and MIDDLE EAST STONE 2022 confirms the strong will of our companies to reconnect in person with the global building and construction. Our construction companies never stopped working on research and innovation, in order to further improve their products and solutions in terms of efficiency and resilience meeting the highest standards of sustainable construction. We are proud to support them in presenting their innovation capabilities in Dubai.”

Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE said, “The UAE construction industry is enjoying a very buoyant period and the outlook continues to look positive for the upcoming years, with the industry expected to reach a value of USD 133.53 billion by 2027. We have already witnessed a positive impact in the trade between Italy and the UAE in the first half of 2022 with exports of Italian stone and stone technologies to the UAE amounted to nearly 30 million Euros (+24.5% from 2021); Also, the Made in Italy construction products and materials had a positive trend with Euro 6.5 million worth of products purchased in the UAE between January and June 2022 (+18% from 2021).”

“Environmental sustainability has become a priority for the Italian building and construction sector and stakeholders along the whole construction value chain are becoming more responsible and are developing solutions and technologies to reduce their environmental impact. The Italian green construction market is increasing very quickly; it is on track to reach a value of $187.4 billion US Dollars by 2027 with an annual increase rate of 8.6%.

“The Italian manufactures that are representing Italy at The Big 5 and at ME Stone are transitioning towards a more sustainable approach and for this reason we are presenting Italy with the motto: Sustainability is Sustainab-ITALY !” added Mr. Scarpa.

Flavio Marabelli, Honorary President of Confindustria Marmomacchine, said: “Italy, with the best of what it offers as natural stone and technology for working them, is represented at Middle East Stone with 44 of the best known producers of marble, granite and natural stone so that manufacturers of machines and equipment for transformation of raw blocks into finished products, demonstrating aside from anything else our appreciation of UAE as a leading country in the natural stone sector”

“So that Italian companies can continue to be leaders on this and other markets, our association, through the PIETRA NATURALE AUTENTICA network, has also begun a path of defining the sustainability characteristics of natural stone, which recently led to the writing of the Sustainability Manifesto https://www.naturalstoneisbetter.com/en/manifest/)”

Focusing on the export of Italian construction materials, Angelo Artale, General Director FINCO (Italian Federation Construction Materials and Systems) said, “The contribution of small and medium-sized Italian companies to export is exceptional, especially when compared to the closest and most comparable European nations.  Even just increasing the export of these quality products by 20% would have an extremely positive effect on the balance of our country, not only from an economic point of view but also in terms of employment and the Made in Italy value.”

Commenting on the participation in The Big5, Nicola Fornarelli, President of ACMIItalian Association of Door and Shutter Manufacturers said, “For more than ten years, Italian manufacturers of industrial and residential doors and docking systems have significantly increased their export activities to the Middle East and, in particular, to the Gulf region. The winning factors of this growth have been the quality of the products, the tailor-made solutions and, last but not least, the Made in Italy design promise.

“In addition to  this, in recent years, Italian manufacturers have developed products with improved energy efficiency and continued with the ongoing investment of many of our companies for the voluntary EPD certification (Environmental Product Declaration). Our goal is to continue to grow in this market of which The Big 5 remains a privileged gateway.”

For more information on Italy’s participation, download the exhibition catalogues here:

For the latest news and updates, please follow @ITAdubai on Twitter, @ITAdubai on Instagram, ITA – Dubai Office on LinkedIn, and Italian Trade Agency on YouTube.

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ME Stone exhibitors at the Italian Trade Agency pavilion are as follows:

  1. ABRA IRIDE SPA
  2. ABRASIVI ADRIA SRL
  3. BIANCO CAVE BY FATO STONE
  4. BM OFFICINE MECCANICHE SRL
  5. C.M.M. SRL
  6. CO.ME.S. SRL
  7. DAZZINI MACCHINE SRL
  8. DDCHEM SRL
  9. DEGEMAR CAVE SRL
  10. DOMOS SRL
  11. DONATONI MACCHINE SRL
  12. FRACCAROLI & BALZAN SPA
  13. GDA MARMI E GRANITI SRL
  14. GEMS SRLS
  15. GIACOMINI OFFICINE MECCANICHE SRL
  16. GM INTERNATIONAL SRL
  17. GRANULATI ZANDOBBIO SPA
  18. IMS SRL – INDUSTRIAL MACHINING SOLUTIONS
  19. LAPIS VITAE SRL
  20. LAVORAZIONE PORFIDO L.P. SRL
  21. LE PIETRE SRL
  22. LITHO PROJECT SRL
  23. MAEMA SRL
  24. MARCHETTI TECH SRL
  25. MARMI FAEDO SPA
  26. MARMI GHIRARDI SRL
  27. MARMOELETTROMECCANICA SRL
  28. MATEC INDUSTRIES SPA
  29. MG STONEX SRL
  30. MGI – MARMI E GRANITI D’ITALIA
  31. MICHELETTI BY KWEZI SRL
  32. MS MARMO SERVICE
  33. OMAR CRANE SRL
  34. PEDRINI SPA
  35. PIMAR ITALIAN LIMESTONE
  36. SARDEGNA MARMI – IN.MA.SA SRL
  37. SIMEC SPA
  38. SPECIALINSERT S.R.L.
  39. TENAX SPA
  40. TESIMAG SRL
  41. TRE EMME IMPORT-EXPORT SRL / LANDI GROUP SRL
  42. U.SA.DI. 2 SRL
  43. WATERJET CORPORATION SRL
  44. ZAPPARRATA MARMI SRL

The Big 5 exhibitors at the Italian Trade Agency pavilion are as follows

  1. AB TECNO SRL
  2. ACERPLASTICA SRL
  3. ANTIPANIC S.P.A.
  4. BOLIS CARLO SRL
  5. CASAL SRL
  6. COMIT SRL
  7. DLA HANDLES SRL
  8. ESSEQUATTRO SPA
  9. FADEX SRL
  10. FROSIO BORTOLO SRL
  11. GLG PORTE INDUSTRIALI GROUP S.R.L.
  12. GRUPPO NORTON SRL
  13. IM.VA S.R.L.
  14. LAMITEX S.P.A.
  15. LNR SRL
  16. LUXSTONE
  17. LUXURY WINDOWS ITALIA
  18. MANDELLI 1953
  19. MASTER ITALY SRL
  20. MISA AUTOMAZIONE SRL
  21. NASTER SRL
  22. O.C.M. RECANZONE SRL
  23. OFFICINE D’AMICO SRL
  24. PALAGIO ENGINEERING SRL
  25. PASINI METALS PRODUCTIONS DI ICARO E PIERGIACOMO SAS
  26. POLYPIÙ SRL
  27. POTENT SAS
  28. PREFER SRL
  29. RESSTENDE SRL
  30. SACE COMPONENTS SRL
  31. SERRAMENTI F.LLI TEOFILO S.R.L.
  32. SERRAMENTI PISETTA
  33. SICC SRL – INDUSTRIAL DOORS
  34. STV SERRATURE SRL – Italian Factory Lock
  35. WOODALLGARDEN S.R.L.


About Italian Trade Agency – ITA

The Italian Trade Agency is the Government agency which promotes the globalization of Italian firms, under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ITA helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SMEs, their associations and partnerships. ITA sustains Italian firms in their internationalization process, promoting the marketing of Italian goods and services as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world, while facilitating outward Italian investments and encouraging FDI attraction into Italy. ITA provides information, support and consultancy services to Italian companies on foreign markets, in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of their presence on international markets. ITA works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and other public and private entities. ITA’s headquarters are based in Rome and it works through a large network of offices around the world which are acknowledged as “Trade Promotion Offices” of the Embassies or Consulates of Italy. https://www.ice.it/en/markets/united-arab-emirates

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