October 13, 2010

Growing Transportation Market in Middle East Fueling Our Growth

Throughout the Middle East, we're recognized as a premium partner and leader in the transportation market thanks to our wide range of security hardware and solutions able to address all security and safety concerns. This recognition is due to the hard work of the Security Technologies team in Dubai, which has spent the past 15 years building strategic relationships with our global partners.

In April, this effort paid off yet again when the local construction company awarded the security hardware contract for “Concourse 3 – Dubai International Airport” to our company. This was followed in September by an order for the New Doha International Airport – Passenger and Cargo Terminals. With over 4,000 doors alone in Phase 1, this project is worth more than $1 million in 2010, and could ultimately run into the multi-millions by the time Phase 3 is completed in 2015.

“The designer and main contractor, has a long history with Ingersoll Rand,’’ says John Diedam, vice president, International Sales. “We worked with this contractor on the Dubai International Airport Terminal One back in 1996, supplying Schlage locks, LCN closers and Von Duprin exit devices. Then again on the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, in 2005, where they used Schlage, LCN, Von Duprin and Steelcraft doors. We had the distinct pleasure to work with the same project manager on each of these prestigious projects."

“All good things come to those who wait,” adds Rob Kalar, regional sales manager. “Although this project has taken a number of years to materialize into an order, we are very proud and pleased to have been awarded this prominent project. It was the result of a great deal of hard work and determination from our Dubai team. We now depend on our world-class factories to produce the material in a timely fashion. The transportation vertical market is extremely strong in the Middle East with Security Technologies leading the way.”

Located in Doha, Qatar, New Doha International Airport will be the hub for Qatar Airways. The facility will have 40 active boarding gates able to handle an annual capacity of 24 million passengers. Two parallel runways will allow more than 300,000 aircraft landings and takeoffs (including the new A380) a year, along with 750,000 tons of cargo. By 2015, the airport will consist of three distinct areas: The Emiri terminal for VIPs and the Royal Family, a cargo terminal and the main passenger terminal.



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