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Boehler Welding Group seals the deal in Oman

Boehler
22.03.2011

Boehler Welding Group has forayed into Oman and designated Hi-Tech Services & Supplies LLC, part of Trading SBU of Al Hassan Group, as its distributor in Oman. The Austrian Trade Commission reports.

Boehler Welding Group has been on an expansion spree. The company’s commitment to forge ahead in the Middle east was evident when it opened its regional sales office in JAFZA. "The Gulf and the rest of the Middle East are on the frontline of development among emerging economies, and Dubai is the gateway to this huge market, says Bohler Welding Group Middle East FZE Managing Director, Anders Andersson, "Our decision to base our regional office in Jafza is a reflection of the confidence we have in this region's ability to overcome the global economic crisis and continue to forge ahead with developmental plans,"
In keeping up with the development plans, last year Sea gulf was appointed as Boehler Welding Group of Austria’s distributor in Qatar and this year the group has forayed into Oman and designated Hi-Tech Services & Supplies LLC, part of Trading SBU of Al Hassan Group, as its distributor in Oman.
Böhler Welding Group is a member of the Voestalpine Group, Austria, a leading customised high quality and high-tech steel products and solutions company. A contract to this effect was signed recently by Maqbool Ali Salman, Managing Director, Al Hassan Group of Companies, and Anders Andersson, Managing Director, Böhler Welding Group Middle East.
Hi-Tech Services & Supplies LLC is the “rising star” supplier of mechanical equipment in the Sultanate of Oman for the projects sector. Hi-Tech has two specialist teams dedicated to Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Water & Wastewater and Welding Sectors. The company boasts a list of prestigious project references such as PDO’s Burhan Gas Pipeline Project, Amal Power Station, Kawther Gas Depletion Compression Project, Sohar Deepwater Bulk Jetty Project.
Salman said, “Al Hassan is always keen to bring in new products with the latest technology to Oman. We are happy to be able to bring such a world class brand to the Oman market. We are happy that the Böhler Welding Group has chosen to associate with Al Hassan”.
Al Hassan in the near future, conduct technical seminars for quality and welding managers to update them on the latest offerings in technology and products from the Böhler Group, he added.
Andersson said, “The Böhler Welding Group has, by way of various mergers and acquisitions, evolved into a welding power house with six strong brands, viz, Böhler, UTP, T-Put, Avesta, Soudokay and Fontargen under its umbrella. This provides its customers with a broad range of products and service-based solutions.”
“We are very happy to be in Oman, a country which is developing rapidly. We feel we have found the right partners in Oman with our association with Hi-Tech Services & Supplies LLC. The tremendous goodwill they have generated in the market with their existing operations, and, a sound technical team looking after the welding business augurs well for us and our customers,” added Andersson.
He said, “We specialise in welding consumables for high-end applications like Cr-Mo, cryogenic, stainless steel, duplex and super duplex steels. Quality control managers and welding engineers in Oman will have access to the latest during execution of prestigious projects in the country”.
According to the management team, the Böhler Welding Group will continue to follow its sustainable growth strategy and invest in developing the right people, driving innovation and providing best-in-class service to its customers and partners. . At present the group has over 2.000 distribution partners world-wide and over 10.000 active direct customers.
(courtesy gulf news)

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