Fischer Fixing reaffirms commitment to UAE market

German fixing and installation specialist to open its largest warehouse and office in Dubai next year

PHOTO: Fischer Fixing recently opened an office in Abu Dhabi, and work is on course for a new space at Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, Credit: Supplied

Fischer Fixing, the German fixing and installations specialist, has reaffirmed its commitment to the UAE construction market as it looks to set up its largest regional office and warehouse in Dubai next year.

Having recently opened its Abu Dhabi office, and with work on course for a new space at Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, the firm is looking to strengthen its position in the Middle East, said Jayanta Mukherjee, managing director of Fischer Fixing.

“The Abu Dhabi office is our third in the UAE and the 10th in the Middle East region,” he said. “We decided to establish a presence in the emirate as with its Vision 2030, the whole landscape is changing very rapidly and a lot more construction is expected to happen over the next couple of years. A lot of contractors too were asking us to come to Abu Dhabi.”

In addition to the new office in Abu Dhabi, the company has two offices in Dubai, including its regional headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone. The subsidiary was launched in 2006 in Dubai, and is 100% German-owned.

“Fischer is a well-known brand and is doing very well in the region,” Mukherjee added. “We have been growing at the rate of 15 to 19% year-on-year during the last five years. This year too has been a very good one so far as we have closed a number of projects. We are fortunate to be in a region that is booming with a lot of exciting projects.”

Fischer Fixing will be launching a number of products targeted at the industry over the coming months, he added.

“We are getting into firestop products in a big way. In line with government regulations, we have also got into solar energy as that is the future. That apart, from our core products like anchor fasteners we are going to introduce new chemicals into the market. All these products would help the construction sector in a very big way,” he explained.

Set to open in the first quarter of 2016, Fischer’s new facility in Dubai will have 744sqm of office space, and 2100sqm of warehouse space. It will open for business as the company marks its 10th anniversary in the region.

“We currently have our head office in Jebel Ali, but we need to expand; so we have taken up a massive space and we will move to the new facility next year. We see a lot of demand for our products in view of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Once we move to our huge warehouse, we will have a larger reach into the market,” he added.

The new facility will also include a training centre like the one the company has in Germany. “We have state-of-the-art training centre in Germany and we want to launch a similar one here,” he said.

Some of Fischer’s landmark projects in the region include the developments of Palm Island, Etihad Towers and Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi; Dubai Metro, Monorail, The Atlantis hotel and Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai; the expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the Haramain High-Speed Railway, King Saud University and Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University in Saudi Arabia; and Wakrah stadium, Qatar Islamic Tower office, Mall of Qatar, Light Rail Transit (LRT), Doha Festival City, Qatar Petroleum District, the Sheraton hotel renovation, Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase Two and Hamad Medical City project in Qatar; and several airports in the region.


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