EU parliamentary team visits Alba
Manama, April 30, 2013
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) expressed its continuing support for stronger commercial, economic and cultural ties between Bahrain and Europe as it welcomed a seven-member delegation from the European Parliament to its plant on Tuesday.
The visiting delegation led by the chairperson, Angelika Niebler (Germany), included members Antonio Cancian (Italy), Paul Rübig (Austria), Vicente Miguel Garcés Ramón (Spain), Holger Krahmer (Germany), Ashley Fox (United Kingdom), and Jacek Wlosowicz (Poland).
The European delegation is on a tour of Bahrain to explore facts on the economic, social and cultural strides the kingdom has made, and also, to strengthen areas of co-operation between Europe, Bahrain and the region.
Alba’s chief operations officer, Isa Al Ansari, acting chief finance & supply officer, Ali Al Baqali, senior manager for Human Resources & Public Relations, Abdul Rahman Janahi and other company officials briefed the delegation on the company’s production growth, global presence of its portfolio of high grade aluminium products as well as commitment to safety and environment.
Commenting on the visit, Isa Al Ansari said, "Europe is one of the major markets for Alba’s high grade aluminium products and, today, we export nearly 12 per cent of our output to some of the leading industrial houses in the continent."
"With the setting up of our sales office in Switzerland, we are confident of further enlarging our presence in Europe and strengthen greater awareness of Bahrain as an industrial force," he stated.
"It is also a privilege to welcome the European Parliament delegation and share with them the various measures Alba has taken in developing a safe work environment for employees, and in promoting eco-friendly production processes that have bolstered the company’s reputation as one of the leading aluminium smelters in the world," he added.
The delegation was later given an extended tour of the Alba plant, and also briefed on the company’s environmental commitment, safety policies, adherence to quality, corporate social responsibility and contribution to Bahrain’s economy.-TradeArabia News Service