PowerBar Gulf up-scales presence in Rakez

The company has consolidated its 14 years in the emirate with a 16,000sqm plant

PowerBar Gulf has successfully expanded its production facility in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (Rakez) to address the growing regional demands for power distribution products and continuity solutions.

The company noted that it is now operating out of a large and purpose-built unit occupying 16,000sqm in the emirate’s Al Ghail Industrial Zone.

This factory expansion is set to boost the production of power distribution products and continuity solutions, including low-voltage switch-gear, Vertiv PowerBar iMPB busway system and prefabricated power modules, it stated.

Moreover, the company will be catering to the energy and utility aspects of the booming $86.7bn construction market in the UAE – which until 2027 is projected to grow annually by over 3%, according to a Global Data forecast report.

In late July 2021, RAD International said it was building a new $2.7m asphalt plant in RAKEZ and, early November 2021, Hira Industries started work on a 9,300sqm expansion of its production facility in RAKEZ.

“We have been in Rakez since 2008 and this is our fourth expansion phase over the years. Back when we were just setting up, the organisation assisted us with licence, lease, permits and related matters. Their developmental projects in Al Ghail Industrial Zone also enabled our company’s efficiency. Our journey to date has been excellent with the professional, cooperative and helpful staff at Rakez who have supported us in all our expansion phases. We enjoy the ease of operating in the region with our world-class manufacturing facilities in Ras Al Khaimah, enabled by Rakez,” stated PowerBar Gulf General Manager Joe Sheerin.

PowerBar Gulf is a subsidiary of Ireland-based E+I Engineering Group, a provider of electrical switch-gear and power distribution systems, which was acquired by the American firm Vertiv in 2021.

Rakez Group CEO Ramy Jallad concluded, “We are happy to witness the remarkable growth and accomplishments of our long-standing partner, PowerBar Gulf. Over the course of 14 years, we have seen them achieve numerous milestones while facilitating their journey in terms of infrastructure, workforce, and regional operations. PowerBar Gulf’s continued success is a testament to our unwavering commitment towards enabling the progress of our business community. As we continue to extend our support and care to all our members, we are confident that an increasing number of industrial companies will scale new heights and set benchmarks for others to follow.”

In early February 2022, SAN Group said it would set up a new green biotechnology facility in Rakez.

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