KSB breaks ground on big UAE project
Abu Dhabi, April 9, 2013
KSB, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial pumps, valves, related systems and services, has broken ground on its major facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
The German industrial giant has over 160 industrial service facilities across the globe; however, its new Kizad-based facility is set to be the largest in the GCC sprawling over 130,000 sq ft.
It will also be one of KSB’s biggest service centers worldwide.
Announcing the project construction, Raymond Hiel, the general manager KSB Service Centre ME said, "In addition to having direct access to a deep-water commercial port and the only semi-automated container facility in the region, at Khalifa Port, being based at Kizad will offer KSB proximity to some of its key customers in the region, including Emal and the Taweelah Power Station."
Commenting on the issuing of KSB’s building permit, Khaled Salmeen, the CEO and managing director of Kizad, said, "Today is a major milestone in Kizad’s progress. We are delighted to be sharing this moment with KSB and look forward to supporting them in their future expansion plans in the UAE."
Salmeen said this was another huge step in the right direction for both Kizad and ADPC to share this with one of the world’s leading industrial component manufacturers.
"With over a 2 billion euro annual turnover, KSB’s choice to locate their largest ever service centre at Kizad, is proof that all the hard work we have done to offer the best infrastructure and amenities to our tenants is paying off; and is recognized by international companies as a genuine advantage for growing their businesses,” he added.
KSB bring in materials including specialist pumps and valves from Germany and plan to use Khalifa Port as their main import hub as a result of the convenient proximity to Kizad.-TradeArabia News Service