Wilo, a leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems, celebrated laying 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 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. Wilo not only produces highly efficient products, the company also manufactures and assembles them at highly efficient locations, it said.
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 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.