The 8,000-sq-m complex – being built by the Germany-based pump manufacturer – will have its own assembly line and also office space, showrooms, a logistics centre and dedicated training rooms
Wilo, a leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems, has laid the foundation stone for its new facility, which will be located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) of Dubai.
By investing in the Dubai economic hub, Wilo is acknowledging the region’s growing prominence and responding to the growing requirements of the market, the company said in a statement.
“The role of the city as a platform and logistic hub for trade in the Middle East, Dubai’s efficient infrastructure by land, sea and air and the long-term economic stability offered by this country were the crucial factors tipping the balance in favour of investing here. The construction is scheduled for completion in early 2018,” Carsten Krumm, COO of Wilo SE, said.
The 8,000-sq-m complex will have its own assembly line and also feature office space, showrooms, a logistics centre and dedicated training rooms.
The training rooms, the so-called “Wilo-Academy”, offer dealers, engineers, installations and consumers a perfect location for attending training sessions for the various applications of Wilo products, it said.
The new Wilo facilities will be among the most energy-efficient of its class in Dubai and will be awarded with the prestigious Leed Gold certification. Wilo not only produces highly efficient products, the company also manufactures and assembles them at highly efficient locations, it said.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World and chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation commenting on the Wilo facility in Jafza said: “We are very happy to host the Wilo state-of-the-art facility in Jafza, which is the globally recognised hub for the wider Middle East region that spans from West Asia, the CIS, and Africa to the Indian Subcontinent, a market of more than 2.5 billion consumers. Wilo’s expansion underlines its vision and commitment to the region and we are sure the new facility will enable them to further strengthen their strong presence here.
Wilo is a leading German company with proven quality products such as high-power pumps used in the construction and management of water and other industrial sectors. Since founding the regional headquarters in 2008, the company has expanded its facilities in Jafza reflecting on its commitment to meeting the needs of customers. Wilo’s new facility gives it greater flexibility to expand and Jafza will provide the necessary support to enable it to meet company objectives, the company said.
Wilo Middle East has been serving the Middle East via local distributors for more than 20 years. The growing markets in building services and the introduction of high-efficiency pumps resulted in increased demand for technical support and other services. This motivated Wilo in 2006 to develop a direct presence in the region by opening its first Wilo office in the Middle East in the Dubai Techno Park.
Wilo Middle East relocated to the Dubai Jebel Ali Free Zone in 2008. The new location became the Wilo SE headquarters for the entire Gulf region as well as for Yemen, Egypt and Iran. A new representative office was opened in southern Jafza, Dubai in November 2011 to cater for the company’s regional business expansion.