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Industrial Services RMA Launches New Manufacturing at Bahrain

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

German industrial supplier RMA enters the Middle–Eastern Growth Markets: The firm has just launched its new subsidiary company, RMA Middle East, at the Bahrain International Investment Park. With this step, the company hopes to participate from growth in the local petro- and petrochemical industry...

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Ribbon-cutting at the new RMA plant: The launch was attended by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Sabine Taufmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Andreas Truttenbach, Chief Executive Officer of RMA.
Ribbon-cutting at the new RMA plant: The launch was attended by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Sabine Taufmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Andreas Truttenbach, Chief Executive Officer of RMA.
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Manama/Bahrain – The new 6,000 m2 RMA plant will manufacture Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) traps, tee pipe fittings and insulating joints for the oil and gas sector. Furthermore RMA Middle East offers commission processing to other local companies. RMA has the ability to compound works on cutting, as well as on rolling machines. The wide range of welding equipment and experience allows RMA to provide welding services of any variety. RMA can additionally provide services like annealing, sandblasting, painting and various testing methods in the state of the art facility. The installed cranes allow RMA to machine high dimensioned work pieces.

The launch was attended by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Sabine Taufmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Andreas Truttenbach, Chief Executive Officer of RMA.

Million Euro Investment in Bahrain Plant

RMA has invested €13 million (BD 6.8 million) in the location of Bahrain and the site is thus the most advanced plant of RMA Group. It is expected to bring over 100 jobs to the Kingdom, with 95% of output expected to be for export.

Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome RMA to Bahrain. Manufacturing is playing an increasingly important role in our economy as we diversify our source of growth – investment from leading international firms like RMA will make a positive difference in creating high quality jobs and boosting the manufacturing base in Bahrain and the wider region.”

Business Opportunities in Middle Eastern and Asian Petrochemical Industry

The decision to establish a facility in Bahrain followed a visit in 2010 by a high-level RMA delegation, headed by Andreas Truttenbach, Chief Executive Officer of the company, which was arranged by the Bahrain Economic Development Board. Now Truttenbach expects major business opportunities in the area, especially in the local petrochemical business... more on page 2!

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