DOHA– The 11th edition of the International Construction, Technology and Building Materials Exhibition (Project Qatar 2014 ) held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), concluded here on Thursday evening(May 15th).
Project Qatar’s diversity has allowed all companies – local and foreign – to come together under one roof and enter a thriving construction market in Qatar that is ripe with opportunities and demand for innovative products, services and solutions.
A number of successful business partnerships between local and international companies were announced during Project Qatar 2014. Two exclusive joint ventures were signed between United International Company (UIC), one of the leading companies in Qatar specializing in the business of distribution and sale of sanitary wares, fittings, timber, pipes and pumps and Pilosio, an Italian technology leader in the field of construction and maintenance equipment and a second partnership with Revigres, a Portuguese ceramics company specializing in production of coatings and ceramic floors.
During the event, Pilosio, which is a manufacturer of scaffolds and formworks for above-ground walls, floors, ground containment systems and United International Co., distributor and provider of advanced system solutions, signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the Qatar market.
Ajab al Qahtani, CEO of United International Co., said in commentary: “These new partnerships we have signed today with Pilosio and Revigres at Project Qatar are perfect mutual alliances with international companies providing specialized technical assistance in the care of new projects for customers in the region.” For his part, Dario Roustayan, CEO of Pilosio, said: “Due to the depth of experience of UIC and Pilosio in the new formwork design, the collaboration brings the expertise to provide customers cost effective results and quick access to latest solutions in the field of construction in order to implement high-performance applications.”
The joint venture between Pilosio and United International Company will combine all the critical success factors for formwork and scaffolding manufacturing bringing together synergies, providing construction technology at competitive prices, well trained staff and around the clock assistance.
The new arrangement will allow the companies to focus on the sales and rental of vertical and horizontal formwork and scaffolding whilst combining its marketing functions and promoting the latest building technology, “Made in Italy”.
As Qatar looks to support the growth of local businesses and to invest in its own companies, the arrival of international companies is clearly a huge benefit to the growing market. SMEs from both sides of the spectrum are finding clear synergies and commonalities in working with each other and are more likely to build successful long-term partnerships based on technical skills and unique offerings, a press release issued here on Thursday said.
Meanwhile Carlos Milheiro, Area Manager of Revigres, said: “The ceramic products we have at Revigres demonstrate excellence in design, innovation, technology and creativity and we currently service leading global brands. We are delighted to be in an exclusive partnership with United International Company and we hope to develop future work with UIC and the team.”
Rawad Sleem, Project Manager of Project Qatar on his part, said: “As we conclude this year’s event, one thing remains clear, Project Qatar continues to be the single-most important construction and building materials event in the exhibition calendar in the Middle East. It has proven to be the best opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to connect, build and foster new relationships and partnerships.
Distributors, agents and buyers came with specific objectives and purchasing plans and we have had many successful business deals being made during this year’s event,” he added.