Gulf Importers

HB Fuller opens new office in Dubai

HB Fuller officials at the opening of its office in Dubai

HB Fuller, a major American adhesives manufacturing company, has officially opened its new office in Dubai, UAE.

The office was inaugurated by Patrick Kivits, senior vice president, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, said a statement from the company.

The new office will support the company’s growing base of customers in the Middle East, and will offer manufacturers an alternative source for adhesives and sealants.

The new office in Dubai will serve as the base of operations for Harsh Gupta, regional general manager for India, the Middle East and Egypt, who will set up new teams to support the customers in these regions and the company’s growth strategy, it added.

Gupta: creating competitive advantage in the Middle East

Gupta: creating competitive advantage in the Middle East

Gupta, a nearly 20-year veteran in the adhesives industry, and his team will be supported by HB Fuller’s global network of manufacturing facilities and technical centres, including those in Egypt, India and Germany.

A leading global manufacturer of industrial adhesives, the company offers solutions for the hygiene, construction, oil and gas, packaging, graphic arts, filtration, and the tapes and labels markets with a focused approach for the Middle East and Egypt regions.

Across the globe, the company serves customers in more than 100 countries across a variety of markets, said a statement.

Gupta said: “Our company is known for offering high quality, high performing products with exceptional technical support. The way we will create competitive advantage in the Middle East is by being more nimble and targeted than our other large competitors. Compared to some of our smaller competitors, we have global scope and strength to take new consumer product ideas and make a global impact,” he added.

Mohammed Khalifa Dasmal, managing director, Bin Dasmal Group, said: “We couldn’t be happier to have HB Fuller here in Dubai. They have an intimate knowledge of our manufacturers’ needs and market trends, and are deeply committed to the community. I look forward to seeing their new office thrive,” he added.