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H.B. Fuller Inaugurates Office in Dubai to Strengthen its Position in Middle East

Published on 2017-03-21. Author : SpecialChem

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- H.B. Fuller has announced the official opening of its new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Inaugurated by Patrick Kivits, senior vice president, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, on March 16, 2017, 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 in a market that has so far been dominated by one other global adhesives provider.

H.B. Fuller Starts New Office in Dubai Strengthening Growth
H.B. Fuller Starts New Office in Dubai
Strengthening Growth

Grand Opening

At an inauguration event held March 16, 2017, (left to right) Patrick Kivits, senior vice president, EIMEA; Mr. Faisal Ishar, regional manager, REDA Chemicals – Gulf Region; and Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Bin Dasmal, chairman, Bin Dasmal Group, cut the ribbon, marking H.B. Fuller’s Dubai office opening.

Growth Strategy

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.

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

Gupta said:

“H.B. Fuller 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.”

Managing Director, Bin Dasmal Group, Mohammed Khalifa Dasmal said:

“We couldn’t be happier to have H.B. 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.”

About H.B. Fuller

For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been one of the leading global adhesives providers focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Its reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses.

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Source: H.B. Fuller
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