Adhesive supplier H.B. Fuller opens in Dubai
H.B. Fuller has opened a new office in Dubai to support the companys growing base of customers in the Middle East and to offer manufacturers an alternative source for adhesives and sealants in a market that has so far been dominated by one other global supplier.
Inaugurated by Patrick Kivits, senior vice president, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, the new office 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 companys growth strategy.
Harsh, a nearly 20-year veteran in the adhesives industry, and his team will be supported by H.B. Fullers global network of manufacturing facilities and technical centres, including those in Egypt, India and Germany.
H.B. Fuller serves customers in more than 100 countries across a variety of markets, 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.
The way we will create competitive advantage in the Middle East is by being more nimble and targeted than our other large competitors, said Gupta. Compared to some of our smaller competitors, we have global scope and strength to take new consumer product ideas and make a global impact.