Slew of deals signed at Project Qatar

 16 May 2014 - 4:46

Officials pose for a group picture after the signing ceremony.

DOHA: The 11th International Construction, Technology and Building Materials Exhibition — Project Qatar 2014 — successfully concluded yesterday, which witnessed a number of business partnership deals singed between local and international companies, reflecting upon the strength of Qatar’s booming infrastructure and construction sector. 
The four-day exhibition received an overwhelming response both from participants as well as visitors, and also witnessed launch of several new products, including three new next-generation heavy trucks by India’s largest automobile manufacturer, Tata Motors.
Rawad Sleem, Project Manager of Project Qatar, 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.”  
Among the partnership deals inked during the event were two exclusive joint ventures signed between United International Company (UIC), one of the leading companies in Qatar specialising 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 specialising in production of coatings and ceramic floors. UIC will be the exclusive distributor in Qatar for Revigres’ premier ceramic products and associated services. 
During the event, Pilosio, which is a manufacturer of scaffolds and formworks for above-ground walls, floors, ground containment systems and UIC, distributor and provider of advanced system solutions, signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the Qatar market. 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”.
The joint venture between Pilosio and UIC 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.
Ajab Al Qahtani, CEO of UIC, said: “These new partnerships we have signed today with Pilosio and Revigres at Project Qatar are perfect mutual alliances with international companies providing specialised technical assistance in the care of new projects for customers in the region.” 
The Peninsula