The Big 5

PORTUGUESE firms intend to create a major impression on the construction market of the Middle East with global solutions and cutting-edge products when they participate at their country’s national pavilion at this year’s Big 5 show.

COMMEMORATING 20 years as a leading product innovator in the ceramic tile industry, RAK Ceramics will be showcasing its latest designs and collections at The Big 5 Show 2011. RAK Ceramics’ special showcase is designed to reinforce the company’s reputation as a leader in quality and design in the global ceramic tiles and sanitary ware market.

KUWAIT-based International Powder Coating Company (Intercoat) will be making its debut at The Big 5 show in Dubai this year where it will be keenly eyeing prospective customers.

ENCOURAGED by the increasing use of its software in the region, Germany-based Dlubal is set to make its debut at The Big 5 in a bid to get closer to its customers.

CLAYTAN Ceramic Australia, a manufacturer of luxury bathroom and kitchen products, intends to keep the surprise element alive about the products it will showcase when it participates in The Big 5 show.

BITUNIL believes the steady growth in the waterproofing business is opening up new opportunities for the company, especially with most municipalities in the GCC countries specifying the use of waterproofing membranes in housing projects.

ITALY’S LB Plast is looking to shore up its business this year on the strength of having acquired new markets in the Middle East as well as launching a wider range of products.

A REGULAR exhibitor at The Big 5, MEP Group returns to the event driven by the positive response it has received in the past. At the show, the Italy-based machine manufacturer will be putting the spotlight on its 3D product-making machines.

AN ARRAY of temporary and permanent prefabricated accommodation solutions will be promoted at The Big 5 by Treysan Prefabricated, which is pitching for a larger slice of the Middle East market with its high quality solutions.

JAPAN-based Kitz Corporation, a specialist manufacturer of valves, will be returning to The Big 5 show with some new products and an eye on new markets, mainly India.

THE stage is set for The Big 5 show next month, the most eagerly-awaited event in the region’s construction calendar, which this year promises to open with “big” changes while looking to benchmark international best practices in green building and provide one of the biggest knowledge-sharing platforms and product showcases.

Link for The Big 5 Exhibitor List: