STRONG BUSINESS DRIVERS
The manufacturing, construction, infrastructure and emerging industries like aerospace are keeping the order books ticking for the regional steel fabrication and metal working industry. Continuous spending in the real estate and infrastructure sectors and long-term strategic spending are projected to keep the core sectors stable. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar are expected to award US$140 billion-$160 billion in contracts per year till 2019, with cancellations, reprioritisations, or deferrals unlikely since most states have commitments due to upcoming mega events.
Major projects include Saudi Arabia’s US$15 billion Al Mozaini Riyadh East Sub Centre, US$8 billion project for metro lines B & C in Mecca, the UAE’s US$32 billion extension of Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central, the US$20 billion Al Gharbia Chemicals Industrial City, Qatar’s QRail, Kuwait’s refinery projects and other projects related to World Expo 2020 and Fifa World Cup 2022. The aerospace industry is booming in the UAE. Leveraging its airline and airport companies, the country has expanded into manufacturing and servicing airplane components, gaining partnerships with the world’s biggest aviation players.
Surface Preparation and Finishing
Blasting, Ventilation, Grinding, Cutting wheels, Abrasives, Finishing & Painting, Powder Coating, Electroplating, polishing, lapping and other related machines and accessories.
Punching, Shearing, Roll Forming, Coil Handling, Cut-To-Length, Slit-to-length, Coilers, Decoilers, Aircondition Duct Forming Machinery, Plate & Beam processing centres, Fabrication cells, Ironworkers, band saws, Plate & section rolls, Roll bending machines, Other bending machines, Flanging machines, Press brakes, Shears, Guillitine Shears, Tube Bending, Tube Forming Machines, Hydraulic Presses, Mechanical Presses, Lathes, milling, drilling, work centres, tool room machinery, High precision machine tools, CNC Machine Tools, Metal Cutting Machinery, Machining centers, EDM’s, Metal crafting machines, Ironmongery equipment, Tools, tooling for machinery.
Welding & Cutting
Welding & cutting machines/power sources, consumables, electrodes, wire, ﬂux, speciality consumables, welding generators, accessories, torches, guns, tips, holders, Gas cutting & welding, brazing consumables, robots, petitioners, rotators, manipulators, weld preparation, heat treatment, weld ﬁnishing, Stud welding equipment fasteners, studs, fastening systems, automation, Cutting systems - CNC, plasma, oxy-fuel, laser, Waterjet cutting.
Pipe Construction Equipment
Pipe Bending, Tube Bending, Pipe Forming, tools, orbital welding, clamps, beveling, pipe cutting systems, CNC shape cutting.
Steel, Fasteners, Accessories, Hand tools, accessories, Testing, measurement, NDT, Software, services, training Material handling - overhead cranes, hoists, trolleys, Free trade zones, associations, Trade promotion bodies, Trade media, portals and magazines.