Officials signing the agreement

Officials signing the agreement

Gerab to set up 3 operations at Kizad

Under the agreement, both firms will significantly develop their production capabilities within the industrial zone to meet growing demand for UAE products and services

December 2018

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) has announced that Dubai-based Gerab National Enterprises will establish its fabrication facility, manufacturing unit and 3PL logistics operations at the zone and nearby Khalifa Port through three major projects.

Kizad is the largest industrial zone in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports.

Gerab Group is a leading bulk stockist and supplier of seamless pipes, welded pipes and allied components.

Under new agreements, Gerab Group will launch its presence in Kizad and Khalifa Port by:

• Setting up Quality International within a 655,000-sq-m plot at Kizad and Khalifa Port which includes a waterfront yard of 172,000-sq-m;

• Adding a 212,000-sq-m plot in Kizad and Khalifa Port for Flexigistic Logistics, its subsidiary, which will be developed into multi-user facilities;

• Enhancing Samamat Flow Control production capabilities by setting up an integrated production facility.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “We are delighted that, Gerab Group has found Khalifa Port and Kizad’s competitive advantages so attractive that they have decided to enter into a number of new agreements with us to establish their operations here.”

Abdullah Sharafi, president of Gerab Group, said: “Expanding the portfolio of assets is an integral part of our strategic plan for continued growth and development across the region, with specific focus through investment in domestic operations emphasising our local presence.”

“The main driver of this expansion plan is Quality International, which will provide a comprehensive solution to the regions process equipment manufacturing requirements,” he added.

Shashi Ramakrishnan, managing director of Quality International, said: “As a company specialised in the manufacturing of process equipment’s such as pressure vessels, reactors, shell and tube heat exchanges and also large modules, tank farms and piping spools, the expansion at Kizad and Khalifa Port will reinforce the company’s existing facilities across the UAE, allowing it to take on substantially larger projects that require dedicated fabrication and berth space.”

The expansion will also support the group’s other subsidiary companies within the UAE, Flexigistic, a 3PL provider offering a one-stop-shop for various industry verticals across the region, and Samamat, an API certified manufacturer of gate, globe, check and ball valves.

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