Endress+Hauser establishes two new sales centers
Automation specialist strengthens presence in the United Arab Emirates and Algeria
With new sales centers Endress+Hauser will open up further important growth markets in the Middle East and Northern Africa. In early 2014 the Swiss Group established subsidiaries in the United Arab Emirates and in Algeria.
Endress+Hauser will now operate in the market with two offices at locations in Abu Dhabi (around 20 employees) and in Dubai (around 30 employees). Heavy investments in oil & gas, and in developing the public infrastructure (saltwater desalination plants, water storage, power stations), have opened up a strong market for high-grade measurement engineering and automation solutions. The new sales center is also equipped with resources for services, engineering and project management.
For two decades Endress+Hauser has been represented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the local representative Descon Automation Control Systems. Two years ago Endress+Hauser also started a successful venture with Descon’s local partner in Abu Dhabi. To optimize customer support on the Arabian Peninsula, the measurement engineering specialist now integrates Descon’s Endress+Hauser business into its own sales organization.
The Managing Director of Endress+Hauser’s sales center in the UAE will be Jens Winkelmann. The 47-year-old graduate engineer in measurement and control engineering has over 16 years’ experience with Endress+Hauser, for the past five years working in Dubai.
Dedicated sales center in Algeria
Endress+Hauser also has opened a new sales center in Algeria. From offices in Algiers, a team of five lead by Managing Director Chafik Amriou will take care of customers, particularly in the oil & gas industry. Endress+Hauser expects its growing business in Algeria to gain additional momentum. Symes, Endress+Hauser’s long-time representative located in Annaba, will continue to serve particular customers in the eastern region of Algeria.