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SAUDI FAL and Emerson launched a new 9,000sqm manufacturing facility in Jubail to meet rising local and regional demand.
It will provide new products and solutions as well as a host of support services. The new facility reinforces a government initiative to encourage foreign investment to further support the local manufacturing sector and create new jobs.
Dr. Kamel Boustany, General Manager of Saudi FAL said: "The growth of the local industry and demand for quality products has been on the rise in the Kingdom, which provides us with a great opportunity to expand our operations and explore future business opportunities."
The new facility is located close to Jubail Industrial College, one of Saudi Arabia's largest technical institutes. It is spread across an area of approximately 9,000 square meters and caters to a diverse range of industrial services.
The facility can deliver an annual production capacity of 2,500 Fisher control valves and up to 6,000 Rosemount transmitters. It can also facilitate the assembly and testing of approximately 3,600 valves and a yearly servicing capacity of approximately 12,500 valves and 6,200 transmitters.
The facility is also equipped with a process systems staging and integration area to support over 100 cabinets and perform a fully integrated factory acceptance test for over 60,000 I/O systems.
Dave Tredinnick, President of Emerson Process Management, Middle East & Africa, said, "This new facility will offer a range of services and solutions and will further equip us to cater to the demand for our products in Saudi Arabia."
An important aspect to the new facility is the job opportunities that will be created through its creation.
As Dr. Mohamed M. Elawny, General Manager of Emerson Process Management in Saudi Arabia, explained, "as part of our commitment to the national policy regarding Saudisation to build local capacities and encourage employment of Saudi nationals within the private sector, over half of our current workforce already includes local talent. We expect to triple our workforce in this facility in the next three to five years."