A Ducab yard in the UAE and (below) a Ducab product

A Ducab yard in the UAE and (below) a Ducab product

Modon, Ducab come aboard GIF

01 January 2014

GULF Industry Fair (GIF), scheduled to be held in Bahrain next month (February),  has announced that two prominent establishments in the region’s industrial landscape are coming aboard as exhibitors for the first time – Modon and Ducab.

 Modon, the Saudi Industrial Property Authority, is responsible for developing and supervising industrial lands in Saudi Arabia and tasked with regulating and promoting industrial estates and technology zones. The authority aims to encourage private sector involvement in industrial areas with the larger goal of spurring investment and employment among Saudi nationals.

Ducab is one of the leading producers of cables in the Middle East, manufacturing a range of high, medium and low voltage cables and offering cable components and accessories from its three manufacturing facilities in the UAE. The company also operates a copper rod plant and a PVC compound manufacturing facility.

Their entry greatly embellishes Gulf Industry Fair’s offerings and puts it in the forefront of trade fairs in the region, particularly the Northern Gulf.

GIF also announced that several European participants would be showcasing their goods and services, testifying to the growing appeal of GIF.

Commenting on Modon’s entry, Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director of Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE), organiser of GIF, remarked: “Modon’s larger goal is to have a Saudi industry capable of competing locally and globally. Their participation at Gulf Industry Fair for the first time is recognition that it is by far and away the region’s premier industrial event – providing Modon with a target audience of businesses, customers and investors in the future industrial growth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Gulf Industry Fair will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from February 4 to 6.

Leading companies from the Czech Republic and the Netherlands will promote their goods and network to develop new markets in this part of the world.

The Czech lineup includes Arkon Flow Systems sro, Envi-Pur Ltd and Kraovopolska Slevarna sro, all of whom have partnered with High Mark Trading.


Arkon is a producer of electromagnetic flow meters with a wide range of products for flow control and measurement including ultrasonic level and open channel flow meters and flow indicators. The products are incorporated with smart customisable communication modules such as GPRS, SMS, TCP/IP, Bluetooth, USB, RS232 or R485.

Envi-PUR is a specialist in  the development, production and the delivery of ecological equipment, focusing especially on wastewater treatment plants fats separators, oil separators and MBR  as well as water treatment plants for drinking and industrial purposes.

Kralovopolska Slevarna  manufactures steel sand casting products in weights from 4,000 to 5,000 kg in single piece and low batch supplies along with a range of other products.

A slew of Duch firms will introduce existing best sellers and the latest innovations to the region’s growth markets.

The Dutch segment includes MH Hydraulics, HD Demolition, Gutteling BV: Composite Hoses, DP Offshore Ltd, Bell Dredging Pumps and BOA recycling Equipment BV.

MH Hydraulics is looking for partners to set up world-class hydraulic repair centres. HD Demolition is highly specialised in various demolition activities and is equipped with advanced machines and extensive expertise to perform in a cost effective way. The company operates as a contractor or subcontractor. Gutteling BV has professional experience in the production and supply of composite hoses for hydrocarbons, chemicals and ship to shore links.

DP2OFFSHORE LTD supplies equipment and services to the marine, dredging and oil and gas industries. It is also involved with chartering and managing of offshore construction barges, DPO thrusters and rental of special shallow water burial equipment as well as subsea cable and umbilical installations, ROV inspections and surveys.

A stall at Gulf Industry Fair 2013

Bell Dredging Pumps is an expert in various dredging scenarios in the Netherlands but has also extensive experience abroad. Bell Dredging Pumps acts either as contractor, subcontractor and/or sales organisation for dredging equipment and projects and also works with large dealers all over the world.

BOA Recycling Equipment BV is a global supplier of machines for transporting, shredding, sorting and baling of waste.

GIF 2014 will feature zones for Aluminium (supported by Alba), Ports and Maritime (supported by Asry), Industrial Facilities (supported by First Bahrain-Majaal), Industrial Processes (supported by Bahrain’s Ahmed Mansoor Al Aali), and Energy (supported by Noga and Bapco).

The Aluminium Zone promises to reflect that sector’s positive global demand outlook, which continues to drive opportunity for downstream suppliers such as Bahraini companies ITSS, Garmco, Balexco, Midal Cables, Ameeri Industries and Turk Mechanical, who will all demonstrate their capabilities at the show.

Other specialist zones are attracting similarly strong responses with the Energy Zone mixing local and regional players such as Hidd Power and Tebodin.

In addition to the zone sponsors, the 2014 show also enjoys support from British Offset, The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the Middle East Association, AHK (German Network Chambers), the Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC) and Machinery Trade International.

GIF continues to attract SMEs and this year will be no different. One of them, SA Al-Haddad and Bros, established in 1952 as the official agent for Mercedes Benz in Bahrain, has grown to encompass a thriving Mercedes Benz workshop, the Bosch Service Centre and the Al-Haddad Commercial Centre, which since 2004 has been home to numerous world renowned brands such as Fuchs Lubricants, Brabus, Alpinestars, BBS wheels, Schätz automobile accessories, H&R Suspension, Sonax car care products, Vredestein Tires, Osram Lighting and Metabo power tools.

Another firm Al Fateh will showcase its range of flow control systems and piping accessories.

YK Almoayyed & Sons will also be out in force. Almoayyed Heavy Equipment will present its range of heavy duty vehicles, construction equipment and contractors’ plants and machinery from some of the world’s leading manufacturers.

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