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Dubai: Mapei unveils $6.5mn production facility in DIP

Construction chemicals provider, Mapei, invested more than $6.5mn for the expansion of its production facility and new offices at the Dubai Investments Park (DIP).

At the 40,000sqm plot, the newly expanded facility now features an additional 8,000sqm covered warehouse for larger storage capacity. The addition of the new liquid line in the expansion allows Mapei to increase powder and liquid product volumes, logistics, technical center, and accommodate increasing product demands as it expands its operations to new territories and manufactures new product lines for the region.

The new offices feature more than 2,000sqm of builtup area which includes a showroom and training center, and is now a workplace to more than 126 employees from over 22 nationalities.

Veronica Squinzi, global development director of Mapei, said: “We reinforce and position ourselves based on the requirements of the economic developments in the region and enhancing our production and customer service capacity both in terms of increased logistics as well as technical support is part of the company’s wider strategy to turn our facility in Dubai into the regional headquarters effectively serving the Middle East, Eastern and part of the Sub-Saharan Africa.  We are committed to strengthening the UAE’s strategic vision and aspirations for 2020 and beyond with an increased supply to the construction sector.”

This expanded facility is among 82 subsidiaries, with 75 manufacturing plants contributing to 25,000 tons of products shipped daily from 54 countries across five continents.

Stefano Iannacone, regional director of Mapei Construction Chemicals, said: “We are optimistic with the increased demands in the construction market.  Our new expanded facility in Dubai will help in supporting and serving the demand from projects and to fulfill the visionary requirements.  In fact, this will become the pillar on which building our production future facilities we plan to build in other countries. In fact, we intend to continue our investments in the Region and support the local markets by starting producing powder and liquid products, the formulations of which, we know can establish our presence in the market, fastest.”

Omar Al Mesmar, general manager of DIP, commented: “Mapei, manufacturing innovative products to the most stringent health, safety and environmental standards within the mixed-use DIP is a matter of immense pride. With its close proximity to Dubai World Central, Jebel Ali Port, and Expo 2020 site, DIP offers strategic advantages to MAPEI with easier access and logistics. DIP is committed to enhancing customer experience and hence is continuously improving its internal road network, directions to customers as well as power and utility systems.”

MAPEI is determined to strengthen its market presence across the region by introducing more product lines in the Middle East and Eastern & Western Africa.

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