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MAPEI inaugurates new $6.5mn production facility in Dubai

Production and storage expanded at Dubai Investment Park

Construction adhesives, sealants and chemical producer MAPEI officially opened its newly expanded production facility and offices at Dubai Investments Park (DIP) this week.

The Italian company said that the expansion cost $6.5 million and enables an additional 5,200sqm of covered warehousing and a new epoxy resin production line that will allow MAPEI to enlarge its portfolio in the region.

Veronica Squinzi, global development director of MAPEI remarked that the company wants to reinforce its presence in the region supporting the constant economic developments by enhancing its production capacity during the inauguration. She added that Mapei Construction Chemicals has recently been appointed as the regional headquarters for the development of the group in the Middle East and Eastern Africa regions.

“We are sure that capitalising the positive experience achieved in UAE, Mapei will succeed in other markets within the region. Only by being closer to the local needs and combining an efficient logistic, high quality products and customer service excellence, Mapei has been able to gain the position of one of the preferred supplier to the Industry. The United Arab Emirates  continue to present important opportunities, such  as Expo 2020 with its visionary approach ‘Connecting minds, creating the future’,” she said. “Mapei, of course, is ready to support these projects realisation thanks to its previous experiences as a supplier of high quality system solutions.”

With DIP now serving as MAPEI’s regional home of production, logistics and its headquarters, Omar Al Mesmar, general manager, DIP, said said that his organisation feels immense pride that it is based there.

“With its close proximity to Dubai World Central, Jebel Ali Port and Expo 2020 site, DIP offers strategic advantages to MAPEI with easier access and logistics. DIP is committed to enhancing customer experience and hence is continuously improving its internal road network, directions to customers as well as power & utility systems,” he said.

Stefano Iannacone, regional director for Middle East & East Africa, MAPEI concluded that the company his optimistic that it will meet increased demands in the construction market, “and our newly expanded facility will help in supporting and serving  important  projects and the region’s ambitions and vision.. We intend to continue our investments in the region supporting the local markets: we have recently opened a new subsidiary in Egypt and with others to come, we continue with our objective to be locally present and become a leading supplier in all the markets within the region.”

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