MEMBER NEWS: Scotgrip International furthers global expansion with IRE Oil & Gas FZE partnership

December 7, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: Scotgrip International furthers global expansion with IRE Oil & Gas FZE partnership

Scotgrip International has announced a further strategic global partnership with IRE Oil & Gas FZE (IRE Dubai). This agreement will see Scotgrip International supply their industrial anti-slip safety products across the entire Middle East region to a number of target sectors including energy, marine, industrial and construction.

Commenting on their latest collaborative venture Global Operations Director at Scotgrip International, Mark Prise, says: “We’ve recently had a number of positive meetings with IRE Dubai, and following a rigorous due diligence process we felt they had the drive, expertise, network and integrity that matched our own. This represents another important step forward in our company’s future growth in key overseas locations and we’re delighted to work with IRE Dubai to ensure our clients enjoy quality in-country support.”

Dan Asher, Managing Director of IRE Dubai says: “Partnering with any business requires careful consideration to ensure both companies share the same vision, and ambition for success. In Scotgrip International we saw a company with a proven track record and a high-quality range of sustainable safety products that will meet the needs of many of our existing (and new) clients across the Middle East. We recently visited their facilities and saw a number of future innovations that will also add great value to end users.”

This latest venture follows a recent announcement by Scotgrip International on the launch of their two new UK Sales offices at the Port of Dundee and Port of Blyth.

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