SAIF Zone hosts region’s first dedicated lifting webbing factory

Updated 07 May 2015

SAIF Zone hosts region’s first dedicated lifting webbing factory

The first dedicated lifting webbing factory in the Middle East and North Africa region has started its operations in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone).
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of SAIF Zone and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) officially opened the UK-based Bash-P International- FZE, in the presence of Mohamed Basheer, president, Safety Services Group, senior representatives of the company and dignitaries.
“We welcome Bash-P International’s Nylon Webbing Manufacturing Facility to SAIF Zone and it is encouraging to see more international companies flocking to SAIF Zone, which is surely a sign that we are progressing in the right direction,” Al Mazrouei said after the opening.
The $20 million facility in SAIF Zone will manufacture nylon/ polyester webbing material ranging from 25 mm to 300 mm wide to meet the group’s in-house and market demands.
Bash-P International is the flagship lifting equipment manufacturing company of the Safety Services Group which was established in 1979 and is a conglomerate of establishments within the UAE, UK, India, Iraq and the GCC. Based at Papworth, Cambridgeshire, Bash-P manufactures a wide range of products utilizing foundries and quality eco-compliant facilities worldwide.
“We are always striving to provide innovative and the finest lifting products and services to meet the current and future needs of the market. Materials are manufactured as per international and British standards with a safety factor exceeding 7:1.Top quality lifting webbing materials will now be available locally, to meet the ever-growing needs of the market,” said Mohamed Basheer.
“We are keen to set up this facility which can cater to the GCC market and help in expanding our reach to MENA other countries. Saudi Arabia is one of our main market and we have plans to focus more on the Saudi market,” he added.
The $210 million net-worth Safety Services Group has major expansion projects coming up across Middle East and Asia within the next two years.
“We are planning to have another Grade-80 Chain manufacturing unit factory similar to the one we commissioned in Cochin (India) early this year,” said Basheer .
Safety Services Group is the first organization in the Middle East to provide and implement international, commercial and industrial safety standards locally.
From over 3 decades since its establishment, the company has been able to mark their footsteps in the international marketplace with quality products, inspection and testing services, design and engineering services, fire and safety training services, safety audits, oilfield supplies and a comprehensive range of personnel protective equipment.


International falconry events announced for Riyadh

Updated 26 August 2019

International falconry events announced for Riyadh

RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club has announced two major falconry events to be held in the Kingdom later this year, further strengthening Saudi Arabia’s importance as an international center of falconry excellence.

The 2nd King Abddulaziz Festival of Falconry will be held at the purpose-built falconry showgrounds on Qassim Road, Riyadh (Mulham exit) from December 1-16, while the 2nd Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition will be held in Riyadh from October 11-15.

Falconry has always been closely associated with the Arabian Peninsula and is an important part of the cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia. Indeed, the sport was ascribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016.

Today there are more than 20,000 active falconers in Saudi Arabia who are represented by the Saudi Falcon Club, which was established by royal decree in 2016 in order to stage international falconry events and competitions within the Kingdom, and to protect falcons and other migratory birds from predation and habitat loss.

For more information about the exhibition, festival and falconry in Saudi Arabia, go to: http://sfc.org.sa/en/home-en/