Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Dome Exhibitions and Euroexpo have announced that Abu Dhabi’s first specialized tools and hardware exhibition dedicated to vendors, suppliers and manufacturers will kick off in the emirate in October 2016. The definitive event is expected to meet the dynamic needs of the UAE’s thriving industrial sector for cutting-edge innovation and best-in-class products and services.
The Abu Dhabi Hardware Show is set to run at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from October 3 – 5, 2016, between 10am to 6pm. Spanning an area of 5,000 sq m, the exhibition will convene more than 6,000 visitors and industry professionals from the UAE and other GCC countries including Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. The first-of-its-kind event will cater to a wide range of industrial needs from hardware for building, industrial hardware for plumbing and electricity, home-wares, DIY and gardening tools, safety tools, equipment and lighting installations.
Over the years, the UAE has actively diversified its economy and reinforced its industrial sector. The national has become a leading international producer of aluminium, and has consolidated its strong aviation and defense capabilities. With enabling factors such as increased government spending, upcoming construction and infrastructure projects, rising urbanization and technological developments, the hardware, tools and machinery industry in the UAE is projected to register significant growth in the short-to-medium term.
Antoine Georges, Managing Director, DOME Exhibitions, said: “We are very excited to announce this landmark exhibition – the only specialized exhibition in Abu Dhabi to offer extensive insight into the tools and hardware industry. The Abu Dhabi Hardware Show is set to emerge as a leading platform for local brands to showcase their innovative products and for international brands to target buyers and strengthen their presence in the burgeoning UAE tools and hardware market. Given the astounding urban growth of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, we are confident the show will become a one-stop-shop facilitating many networking and business opportunities.”
Michael Häussler, International Project Director, EUROEXPO-Vienna, said: “This first time event will drive sales and solidify Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a hub for industrial activities and ancillary services. Visitors can learn about new products and developments impacting industry globally, be part of crucial industry-related discussions and closely interact with hundreds of exhibitors from oil and gas field, as well as industry and commerce, such as manufacturers, importers, exporters and contractors from leading brands who will showcase their advanced products.”
He added: “Currently Abu Dhabi is the largest project market in the MENA region with several leading projects underway, including the Abu Dhabi International Airport expansion, Masdar City, Mohamed Bin Zayed City and Yas Island, among others. As the central business district of the Middle East distribution channel, Abu Dhabi will serve as the ideal location to host industry-specific events such as this one.”
The event has already attracted the leading names in the industry including German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK), German Tool Manufactures Association (FWI), Robert Bosch, Stanley, Black & Decker, Dewalt, KNIPEX-Werk Wuppertal and Weicon that have confirmed their participation.
Robert Bosch Middle East, one of the confirmed exhibitors has been operating in the Middle East for over 90 years. Robert Bosch Middle East sells automotive parts & equipment’s, power tools, thermo technology, security systems and electric drive & control technology to a broad customer base in the Middle East countries. With a total workforce of 220 associates, the Middle East is a key growth region for Bosch. In 2014, the company registered year on year growth of seven percent, with revenues of AED 950million across 15 markets. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries.
An official supporter of the event, AHK has a network of 130 offices in 90 countries. It is the only official institution authorized by the German Federal Government and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) to promote bilateral trade and industry relations between Germany and our host countries. It has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and representative offices in Doha and Muscat.
KNIPEX-Werk Wuppertal, Germany, one of the exhibitors confirmed its participation in Abu Dhabi Hardware Show, is the world-leading manufacturer of pliers for professional use. Offering high quality products with the greatest features, advantages, and benefits at a competitive price, the company offers a wide range of pliers, covering manifold target industries such as construction, electrical, electronic, automotive, HVAC, mechanical, aviation, solar and many more.
Weicon Middle East L.L.C. is another major exhibitor that will showcase a wide range of specialty products including special adhesives and seaplants, technical sprays and high-performance assembly pastes and greases for all areas of industry.