Cloud procurement firm celebrates the United Arab Emirates’ 50th birthday with its own ‘50’ milestone
While the United Arab Emirates celebrated 50 years this 2 December, 2021, one of the businesses that calls this country home is also celebrating a ‘50’ milestone.
With digital technology at the heart of the country’s vision for the future, tech start-up Procurified, which is leading the way in the UAE in transforming technology in construction, announced the signing of its 50th client.
“We have always believed that the best place for our business to flourish is in the United Arab Emirates, a country that time and time again demonstrates its commitment to entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation,” says Procurified co-founder Marc Lemmens. “We are extremely proud and excited to confirm that we have signed our 50th client as the UAE gears up to celebrate its 50th Jubilee.”
“Working with Procurified has given us exposure to new clients and contacts and provided us with insights into different lighting segments,” said June Murphy, the Global General Manager of RDK International, which recently confirmed its special partnership with Procurified ahead of UAE National Day.
Procurified, which launched in Dubai in 2019 has achieved over USD$61 million in transaction values to date, thanks to its ground-breaking cloud platform technology that connects contractors and suppliers to make procurement swift and simple. Unlike traditional processes that use spreadsheets and duplicate data, Procurified provides a single touch-point to upload bids, share these with multiple suppliers and then receive quotations. The cloud platform enables a deeper supply chain reach and competitive pricing by reaching out to a greater number of suppliers at the touch of a button.
“The UAE is a fertile and attractive environment for entrepreneurship, with an array of attractive incentives and enhancements introduced by the government, to make launching a business in the UAE more attractive than ever before,” says co-founder Rupert Tait. “I came to the UAE with only a suitcase and set about building a business from the ground. The pandemic was a catalyst for change and made many industries more receptive to digital transformation. The country keeps striving to support a digital ecosystem and make it more and more suitable for startups to grow. We are excited to provide a solution that brings in all stakeholders and encourages progress and change without the buzzword of being ‘disruptive’.”
Amongst Procurified’s key clients are ALEC FITOUT, part of the ALEC Group, one of the most respected construction companies in Dubai. Flagship Linealight Group, whose signature projects include Dubai Opera and Bluewaters, are also signed up, as is supplier Scientechnic, part of the highly respected Easa Al Gurg Group.
“As the UAE turns 50 and we celebrate our 50th client, we are excited and very optimistic about the future of start-ups and the investment ecosystem here.” added Tait.