Switch Made opens global hub office in Dubai

Switch Made opens global hub office in Dubai

LED lighting solution manufacturer Switch Made is expanding its operations in the UAE with the opening of a new global hub office in Dubai. According to a statement, the firm is filling positions with existing staff from its France office.

Switch Made says that the new global hub aligns with calls by French President Emmanuel Macron to enhance the role of French companies in international entrepreneurship. The French Ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Pouille, attended the opening of the global office and congratulated the company for its strategic focus on expanding its presence in the country. He was accompanied by Emmanuel Mayer, vice consul general of France in Dubai, and other dignitaries and business leaders.

“This is a commendable example of French companies strengthening their international footprint and sharing invaluable French expertise for supporting the development of the UAE. Over the past years, France-UAE ties have grown manifold, with French business expertise, especially in areas such as sustainable development and renewable energy, complementing the development vision of the UAE. Switch Made has an accomplished track-record in delivering energy-efficient lighting solutions and the new office will enable it to further contribute to the UAE’s Vision 2021,” said Pouille.

Switch Made has already been involved with several projects in the UAE including the delivery of sustainable lighting solutions for the façade of The Dubai Mall – the firm is said to have supplied more than 52,000 LED luminaires. The firm also delivered over 8,800 LED light fittings and over 2km of linear solutions for the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai, which is billed as the Middle East’s first low-energy building that complies with the MINERGIE Ecolabel, a Swiss sustainable building standard.

Jeremy Loisel, CEO, Switch Made, commented, “With our expanded presence, we are building on 10 strong years of operations in the UAE, marking a new milestone in our growth journey. We are bringing top-notch French experts to support our business growth in the UAE, complementing the development goals of the nation. French companies already play a significant role here by providing cutting edge technology and expertise, and through our enhanced local presence, we can be more agile and closer to our customers in meeting their requirements.”

Several flagship projects in the UAE have been developed through close co-operation with France including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, the only French-language university in the Gulf.

“Our French headquarter is currently being restructured, and reflecting the consequent change of business model, focusing on manufacturing LED luminaires for projects. We are also in the final stages of partnering with a reputable industrial group, which will take our growth to the next level. 2018 is a decisive year for our French market,” Loisel added.

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