With more than 60 per cent of Munich-based global manufacturer Wacker Chemie’s sales in the GCC region being construction-related, its main focus will remain on expanding its supplies of polymer and silicone products for that application, a senior Wacker official has said.
New Zealand-based architectural membranes maker Structurflex has been serving the Gulf since 2005 and counts the UAE as its top market.
THE UAE’s imports of food worth $16 billion in 2012 has made it the 15th biggest food importer, according to the World Trade Organisation. WTO statistics also showed its imports constituted 1.1 per cent of the world’s imports.
Tilcor of New Zealand, part of the Ross Group, has made inroads into the Gulf market offering an aesthetic and functional stone-coated roof that also comes with a 50-year guarantee.
Sharjah-based Unique System FZE is launching in the Middle East Cygnus Instruments’ new Dive MK2 underwater gauge. Unique System is a Unique Maritime Group Company, which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions providers.
UAE imports of US hardwood lumber and veneer are the highest for any market in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, US Department of Agriculture statistics say. The Gulf state accounted for a 13.5 per cent share of imports valued at $86.54 million in 2012.