June 19, 2009
Sheffield-based manufacturer, Mechan, is expanding its international presence with the appointment of its very first sales agent in the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Chemicals for Petroleum and Industrial Supplies Est. will be representing Mechan and its handling products across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Liwa approached Mechan at the Innotrans exhibition in Germany last year, as the company was looking to expand its product portfolio. Further discussions have led to the establishment of a working partnership that will see the agent pitching Mechan’s lifting and rail depot maintenance equipment to the petrochemicals and emerging rail markets in the UAE.
Richard Carr, Mechan’s managing director, said: “Liwa not only has existing links to the petrochemicals industry that could be very valuable to Mechan, but also appears to be attuned to recent rail developments, such as the much anticipated Abu Dhabi Metro and Union Railway project. We have every confidence that the firm will be an excellent mouthpiece for us in a geographic area that has great potential for our products.”
Suhaas Paradkar, general manager of Liwa Chemicals for Petroleum and Industrial Supplies, added: “Mechan’s product range sits perfectly alongside our existing portfolio and we are very excited to have this opportunity to present them to both existing and new clients in the UAE.”