UK-based Bash-P International opened the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regionâ€™s first dedicated lifting webbing factory in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) on May 6. The $20 million facility in SAIF Zone will manufacture nylon/ polyester webbing material ranging from 25mm to 300mm wide to meet the groupâ€™s in-house and market demands.
The official grand opening was done by Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of SAIF Zone and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA). After the opening, Al Mazrouei said that they welcome Bash-P Internationalâ€™s nylon webbing manufacturing facility to SAIF Zone and it is encouraging to see more international companies flocking to SAIF Zone, which is surely a sign that they are progressing in the right direction.
SAIF Zone houses 6,800 companies from across 149 nations, welcoming foreign investment from more than 500 industries.
Bash-P International is the flagship lifting equipment manufacturing company of the Safety Services Group established in 1979 and is a conglomerate of establishments within the UAE, UK, India, Iraq and the GCC. Based at Papworth, Cambridgeshire, UK, Bash-P manufactures a wide range of products utilizing foundries and quality eco-compliant facilities worldwide.
Mohamed Basheer, president, Safety Services Group said that they are always striving to provide innovative and the finest lifting products and services to meet the current and future needs of the market. Materials are manufactured as per international and British standards with a safety factor exceeding 7:1.Top quality lifting webbing materials will now be available locally, to meet the ever-growing needs of the market.
This facility can cater to the GCC market and help in expanding their reach to Mena other countries. Their goal is to become a global market leader for quality approved products, complete with professional support services catering to the construction, industrial, marine, and energy sectors.
They are planning to have another Grade-80 chain manufacturing unit similar to the one they commissioned in Cochin (India) early this year, said Basheer .
The $210 million net-worth Safety Services Group has major expansion projects coming up across Middle East and Asia within the next two years.
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